HC Deb 29 July 1958 vol 592 cc1186-7

Lords Amendment: In page 60, line 27, leave out from "operation" to end of line 28, and insert: on the thirtieth day of September, nineteen hundred and fifty-eight.

Sir I. Horobin

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

This Amendment is made necessary as a result of the co-operation of hon. and right hon. Members opposite. When this complicated Measure came in, we were not sure that we should get it before the Recess. Now that it looks as if we shall get it this afternoon, it has been thought better to propose this Amendment, partly to give a little more time so that it should not come into operation in the middle of the holidays, and partly for convenience, to have it on quarter day so as to make the mechanics of it more simple for accountancy purposes. It has no other effect but to delay slightly what would at present be the date for the operation of the Bill, although it will still be earlier than we had thought when we first introduced it.

Question put and agreed to.