HC Deb 30 July 1951 vol 491 c1100

Lords Amendment: In page 2, line 15, leave out from "section" to "shall" in line 16.

10.43 p.m.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Local Government and Planning (Mr. Lindgren)

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The Government propose to accept all the Amendments on the Order Paper and, subject to any explanations which hon. Members may require on them, I intend to move them formally as we go along.

Mr. Speaker

I think it would be proper to take the Amendments one by one, so that Members who wish can raise points on them.

Mr. Molson (The High Peak)

Although these are mostly drafting Amendments, in one or two cases what is to be moved is not apparently intelligible. After reading the proceedings in another place, it would seem that some of the Amendments were introduced at the last moment and that they were not intelligible to members of another place. I shall ask for some explanation as we come to them.

Mr. Assheton (Blackburn, West)

I do not think it is likely that hon. Members on this side of the House will object to any of the Amendments. There are, in fact, more than 50, which I think gives the House a very useful impression of the work which another place does and disposes of those who feel that unicameral legislation would be more satisfactory.

Question put, and agreed to.