HC Deb 22 July 1958 vol 592 cc368-9

Lords Amendment agreed to: In page 47, line 45, at end insert: so however that nothing in this Act shall affect the payment of the grants authorised by section three of the Miscellaneous Financial Provisions Act, 1950, in respect of expenses incurred for the purposes of police forces."—[Special Entry.]

Lords Amendment: In page 51, line 23, leave out "police".

Mr. H. Brooke

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

This and the next two Lords Amendments are linked together. They are necessary because the administrative County of London is not wholly within the Metropolitan Police district. The City of London, which has its own police force, is outside the Metropolitan Police district. Clearly, if there are to be two prescribed percentages for high metropolitan costs, as the Bill permits, the London County Council ought to qualify for the higher percentage. These Amendments make the small technical changes which will secure that.

Mr. Ede (South Shields)

What happens to the City of London if there is a differentiation between the Metropolitan district and the City of London?

Mr. Brooke

As I understand, the City of London will qualify for the higher amount.

Mr. Ede

The same as the London County Council?

Mr. Brooke


Question put and agreed to.

Further Lords Amendments agreed to: In page 51, line 29, leave out "police".

In line 30, at end insert: (3) In this paragraph "metropolitan district" means the administrative county of London together with the remainder of the Metropolitan Police District.