HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 c549
Sir I. Horobin

I beg to move, in page 3, line 28, after "direct", to insert: and shall during the remainder of the period of his responsibility cause to be kept posted upon the site such notices indicating the limits thereof in such positions as may be directed by an inspector".

This Amendment, Mr. Speaker, and those in page 3, line 29 and in page 4, line 16, all go together. Again, this group of Amendments is tabled to meet a proposal of the Opposition that commended itself to us; that disused nuclear sites ought to be clearly demarcated so that people could not go upon them, as it were, without knowing that they were trespassing into an area that might or might not be dangerous. This seemed to us to be a reasonable precaution.

Mr. Palmer

This is getting monotonous, Mr. Speaker, but I must say again, while expressing our gratitude for this small but excellent change, that it has come about, once again, as a result of Opposition initiative.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 3, line 29, leave out from "thereafter" to "directions" in line 31 and insert: until the expiration of the said period give to the licensee such other".

In page 4, line 16, at end insert: and any person who without reasonable cause pulls down, injures or defaces any notice posted in pursuance of subsection (2) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds".—(Sir 1. Horobin.)