HC Deb 29 July 1958 vol 592 c1177

Lords Amendment: In page 20, line 32, at end insert: (8) Nothing in this section shall be construed as authorising any interference with the exercise of a public right of way, or any contravention of a prohibition or restriction imposed by or under any enactment (whether contained in a public general Act or in any other Act).

Sir I. Horobin

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

The Amendment deals with a small point. It is to make clear that the compulsory purchases under Clause 16 of a right to discharge water on to land does not relieve the Board from complying with the general law and, in particular, with the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act, 1951. There are a number of Amendments of this type. I feel sure that hon. Members on both sides would wish to ensure that none of the compulsory rights orders overrides the protections for the public such as the prevention of pollution. The Amendment makes certain that the Board still has to comply with Acts such as the Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Act, 1951.

Question put and agreed to.