HC Deb 13 July 1949 vol 467 cc594-5

11.30 p.m.

Mr. Willis

I beg to move, in page 7, line 17, after "may" to insert: where it is deemed desirable to preserve buildings of architectural or historical value, and. It appears to me, from the Government Amendment already carried to Clause 9, that there has been an acceptance of the principle which we embody in this Amendment, namely, that this extra grant in respect of alterations or sub-divisions, should be conditional upon the building being of historical or architectural interest and value. In Committee, my right hon. Friend said that this was the purpose of this particular subsection to Clause 8, and what we have done is to put down an Amendment incorporating the words of my right hon. Friend.

Mr. W. Ross

I beg to second the Amendment.

Mr. Woodburn

As I said at the start of our discussion tonight, our Amendment was re-drafted to include the essential point of this Amendment, which is very much our point of view. That being so, I suggest that we should not accept the Amendment which my hon. Friend has moved.

Mr. Willis

I agree. I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.