§ Mr. Hare
I beg to move, in page 9, line 23, to leave out "or deemed to be included".
It might be convenient also to discuss the next Amendment.
These Amendments are further changes to try to make the Bill a little easier to understand, which I think should receive the sympathy of both sides of the House. I do not think it was clear from a first reading what the phrase "or deemed to be included" referred to. The point was raised in Committee and the Joint Parliamentary Secretary undertook to see whether it could be made clearer.
I merely rise to thank the right hon. Gentleman for the steps he has taken. In Committee we suggested that the subsection was open to misconstruction. I agree that, as amended, it will be less open to misconstruction.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Further Amendments made: In page 9, line 25, at end insert:
or deemed by virtue of subsection (3) or subsection (6) of that section to be so included".—[Mr. Hare.]
In page 10, line 5, leave out from "Minister" to end of line 14 and insert:
- (a) if he is not satisfied that the grant of the licence is necessary for the purpose of securing adequate slaughterhouse facilities or expedient for special reasons, shall direct the authority to refuse the application forthwith; or
- (b) if he is satisfied as aforesaid, shall inform the local authority and the applicant that he approves the application;
and the local authority shall comply with any direction given under paragraph (a) of this subsection.—[Mr. Godber.]