HC Deb 22 July 1958 vol 592 cc362-3

Lords Amendment agreed to: In page 24, line 9, after the second "and" insert "any".

Lords Amendment: In page 24, line 10, leave out from "districts" to "and" in line 11 and insert: in the area to which the review related.

Mr. H. Brooke

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

The purpose of the Amendment is to effect a small improvement in the procedure for county reviews. Clause 29, as it left this House, required a county council, when it had completed a review of its districts, to submit a report and any proposals for change to the Minister and also required it to send copies to the county district councils appearing to the county council to be concerned"— I emphasise those words—and those words were similar to the wording in a comparable provision in the 1933 Act.

On further consideration, however, it is felt by the Government that all the county district councils in the area reviewed should be entitled to receive copies of the county council's report and any proposals that it makes and that it ought not to be left for the county council to decide which of them should be regarded as being concerned. The purpose of the Amendment is to achieve that change.

10.15 p.m.

Mr. Mitchison

This is a definite improvement.

Question put and agreed to.

Further Lords Amendments agreed to: In page 24, line 12, leave out from "notice" to "proposals" in line 14 and insert: that the report has been submitted to the Minister, stating whether any proposals have been made and that copies of the report and any".

In line 15, leave out the second "the" and insert "any".

In line 22, leave out "the proposals" and insert: any proposal submitted to him by the county council".

In line 35, leave out "and proposals".

Lords Amendment: In page 31, line 39, at end insert new Clause "A":