HC Deb 29 April 1958 vol 587 cc334-5

Lords Amendment: In page 12, line 19, leave out "any vessel entering or" and insert: every vessel entering and in respect of every vessel

Mr. Neave

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

I think that it would be convenient if we could take the Amendments in page 33, line 6, line 10, and line 17 at the same time, if there is no objection. They all relate to the same problem.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker


Mr. Neave

These are drafting Amendments. The object was to remove any doubt about the Board's power to charge dues on a vessel both entering and leaving the Haven. It is proposed to add these words in order to make it quite clear. It has always been our intention, as I think the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Ness Edwards) knows, that the Board should have that power, and the scale of maximum dues has been calculated on the basis of the Board levying dues in both directions. The Amendments proposed provide for greater flexibility.

Question put and agreed to.