§ Order for consideration, as amended, read.
§ 3.54 p.m.
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Reginald Maudling)
I beg to move,That the Bill be recommitted to a Committee of the whole House in respect of the Amendments to Clause 1, page 1, line 15, and Clause 9, page 6, line 40, standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. Maudling.Of the Amendments concerned, the major one is designed to meet the point made by the Opposition earlier, and I therefore hope that the House will agree to this procedural Motion. Perhaps it will simplfy matters if I say that if those who have tabled Amendments to this Motion catch your eye, Mr. Speaker, I shall certainly have no objection to them from a procedural point of view.
§ Mr. James Griffiths (Llanelly)
We are grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his intimation that he will not oppose the other Amendments.
Question amended, by adding, at the end:
and the Amendments to Clause 1, page 2, line 27 and Clause 2, page 2, line 34 and page 3, line 3 and the new Clause (Application of principal enactment to offices) standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. James Griffiths".—[Mr. J. Griffiths.]
and the Amendment to Clause 3, page 3, line 10, standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. William Ross".—[Mr. Ross.]
and the Amendment to Clause 3, page 3, line 10, standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. Watkins".—[Mr. Watkins.]
§ and, as amended, agreed to.
§ Bill immediately considered in Committee.
§ [Sir GORDON TOUCHE in the Chair]