HC Deb 05 April 1951 vol 486 cc436-7
Mr. T. Williams

I beg to move in page 2, line 10, at the end, to insert: The Ministers shall publish in such manner as they think fit any direction given by them under this subsection as soon as practicable after it is given, unless in their opinion it is against the national interest to do so. I ought to mention that this Amendment should be taken together with that in page 16, line 12, to leave out subsection (6). This Amendment has been put down largely at the request of the hon. and gallant Gentleman the Member for Richmond, Yorks (Sir T. Dugdale), who moved an Amendment in Committee the words of which we could not accept. I undertook to look at it between then and the Report stage, and these two Amendments merely fulfil the promise I made in Committee.

Major Sir Thomas Dugdale (Richmond, Yorks)

On behalf of my hon. Friends and myself, I wish to thank the Minister for these Amendments. We had a considerable discussion on this point in Committee, and the Committee finally felt that this type of wording would make for the better administration of the Bill. We are glad that the Government have seen fit to propose this Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.