HC Deb 28 October 1949 vol 468 cc1727-8

2.37 p.m.

The Postmaster-General (Mr. Wilfred Paling)

I beg to move, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

Hon. Members will be aware that last week on the Second Reading I explained that the purpose of this Bill is to relieve Hull of a certain surcharge which was imposed during the war in the 1940 Act as a contribution by them to the war effort. We feel that the time has past when Hull should be expected to pay this surcharge. Clause 1 provides for the repeal of that Section of the 1940 Act which applied to this surcharge.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill reported, without Amendment read the Third time, and passed.