HC Deb 19 November 1954 vol 533 c714

Lords Amendment: In page 56, line 14, leave out: of safe construction and properly maintained, and insert "kept in safe condition."

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

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

The Amendment provides that surface buildings which may not be in use shall be kept in a safe condition, but shall not necessarily be maintained in the sense of being kept painted and so forth. This is a slight restriction, in response particularly to an undertaking to consider the matter which was given by my right hon. Friend to my hon. Friend the Member for Ayr Burghs (Sir T. Moore), and I have no hesitation in commending it to the House.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to the Amendment in page 58, line 10, agreed to.