HC Deb 29 July 1958 vol 592 c1249

Lords Amendment: In page 8, leave out lines 3 and 4 and insert: of any one or more classes or descriptions".

7.20 p.m.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. J. B. Godber)

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

We could perhaps consider this Amendment and the following one which deals with an exactly similar point.

These Amendments are really drafting Amendments which are intended to clarify the position. Clause 3, as I am sure hon. Members will remember, refers to the date on which the report shall be submitted. The purpose of the Amendment is merely to clarify it; it does not change the intention in any degree.

Mr. Frederick Willey (Sunderland, North)

I am rather surprised to see this Amendment on the Order Paper. We gave this Bill a very thorough examination in its passage through this place and I did not think that there was an opportunity for further Amendment, but I would like to congratulate the Government on their ingenuity, and accept this as a drafting Amendment.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to: In line 17, leave out from "premises" to "being" in line 19 and insert: of any one or more classes or descriptions.".