HC Deb 25 May 1950 vol 475 c2283

(1) The Minister may make regulations authorising an appropriate authority, in any such case as may be determined by or under the regulations, to provide, for a road where (in pursuance of the regulations or otherwise) a gate is or is to be provided, a cattle-grid off the road.

(2) As respects the provision of a cattle-grid as aforesaid, or any cattle-grid provided before the commencement of this Act off the road for which the cattle-grid was provided, this Act shall apply subject to such exceptions, modifications and adaptations as may be provided by regulations under this section.

(3) The power to make regulations conferred by this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument; and any statutory instrument under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.—[The Solicitor-General.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

The Solicitor-General

I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time."

This Clause is designed to meet proposals by the noble Lord the Member for Dorset, South (Viscount Hinchingbrooke). His proposal was that it should be possible to put a cattle-grid outside the boundaries of a road. This Clause empowers the appropriate authority to place a cattle-grid at the side and outside the boundaries of a road, either adjoining an existing gate or in conjunction with a gate to be provided across the road, under powers which will be provided under the regulations. I think the Clause meets the objection which the noble Lord had in mind and which, indeed, was also voiced by several of his hon. Friends.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.