HC Deb 05 April 1951 vol 486 cc441-2
The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Thomas Fraser)

I beg to move, in page 4, line 23, after "Authority," to insert: after consultation with such bodies, if any, as appear to them to be representative of the interests concerned. It will probably be for the convenience of the House also to consider the two following Amendments, in Clause 6, to the same effect.

These Amendments give effect to an undertaking given during the Committee stage when certain Amendments were put down by the Opposition. We have now found words to give effect to our promise. The Amendments provide for consultation in certain circumstances with representatives of the interests concerned; first, by the White Fish Industry before making regulations under Clause 5(1); second, by the authority before submitting schemes to the Ministers under Clause 6(1); and, third, by the Ministers before revoking schemes found to be unsatisfactory under Clause 6 (6). The Amendments should be readily acceptable to the House.

Amendment agreed to.