HC Deb 11 November 1954 vol 532 c1482

7.30 p.m.

Dr. Hill

I beg to move, in page 4, line 17, after "importation," to insert "or use."

I believe it was the bon. Member for Sunderland, North (Mr. Willey) to whom I gave an assurance that, in this matter of gathering information, we would take power to obtain information from those-who use, as well as those who manufacture. I feel he made a good point that there might be knowledge gained in use which the Minister might wish to have, and this Amendment is to give expression to the undertaking I gave.

Mr. Willey

I rise only to thank the Parliamentary Secretary for meeting us on this point. He promised to look into it and has obviously been convinced that the point we made was valid.

Amendment agreed to.

Dr. Hill

I beg to move, in page 4, line 18, to leave out from "order," to "to," in line 21.

In the discussion on Clause 4, the hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Kettering (Mr. Mitchison) drew attention to the way in which we were unnecessarily restricting the field from which we might draw information. He suggested the omission of certain qualifying words. We felt that in practice all the words might profitably go, and this Amendment is intended fully to meet the assurance which we gave.

Mr. Mitchison

I am much obliged. We are always very glad on this side of the House to help the hon. Gentleman to improve a good Bill.

Amendment agreed to.