HC Deb 19 July 1949 vol 467 cc1287-8

Amendments made: In page 7, line 13, after "shall," insert "(a)."

In page 7, In line 15, leave out from "Park," to "formulate," in line 16.—[Mr. Silkin.]

Mr. Silkin

I beg to move, in page 7, line 18, to leave out "calendar year," and to insert: period between the notification of the proposals and the end of the next following financial year of the authority; and (b) not later than such date as the Commission may determine in the said next following financial year and in each following financial year of the authority, formulate and notify to the Commission proposals as to what action needed as aforesaid should be taken in the financial year of the authority. The purpose of this Amendment and of the next two Amendments is to provide that the proposals of the local authorities for administering the national parks should run for the financial year and not for the calendar year, and it also provides that the first report should not be at the beginning of the financial year next following the confirmation of the designation but the year after.

Mr. Molson

I rise only to deal with one small but rather curious point. A little change seems to have taken place here. I rather think this is the Amendment which my hon. and learned Friend the Member for the Combined English Universities (Mr. H. Strauss), my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Mr. Keeling) and myself put down. On page 2963 of the Order Paper the Minister was good enough to agree that we had done something to help him in proposing an Amendment but now I find, at page 3022 of the Order Paper, that the Minister is taking all the credit for this Amendment to himself. I do not quite understand how that came about and I ask him how it is that these names were dropped. I take it that it is the same Amendment as that originally put down.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 7, line 21 after "under," insert "paragraph (b) of."

In page 7, In line 23 leave out "calendar year," and insert "financial year of the authority."—[Mr. Silkin.]