HC Deb 31 January 1949 vol 460 c1431
Mr. Callaghan

I beg to move, in page 17, line 20, at the end, to insert: (2) An order made under section two of this Act shall be of no effect unless it is approved by Resolution of each House of Parliament. This Amendment and the next one are consequential. They give effect to the pledge I gave in Standing Committee to consider whether orders under Clause 2 should not be subject to affirmative Resolution; and having considered the matter, we think it proper that they should be so subject in view of their importance.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I rise only to thank the hon. Gentleman for having agreed to the suggestion which we made. The arrangements made now are reasonable. When a matter of national importance such as the question of how these categories should be divided up, comes to be decided, it is something that requires an affirmative Resolution of the House. The application of the principle —once it has been decided—in individual cases is a matter for the negative procedure.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 17, line 22, leave out from first "Act," to end of line.—[Mr. Callaghan.]