HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 cc1689-90

Lords Amendment: In page 30, line 29, at end insert: for the purposes of recreation".

5.30 p.m.

Sir K. Joseph

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

The Amendment makes it clear that the exemptions in paragraph 5 of the Schedule—sites approved by exempted orranisations—covers recreational caravanning only. This was always the intention, and it is given effect by the Amendment.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 32, line 7, leave out from beginning to first "in" in line 11 and insert: and, except in the case of an order the sole effect of which is to revoke in whole or part a previous order, the local authority shall, not less than three months before the order comes into force, cause a notice setting out the effect of the order and the date on which it comes into force to be published in the London Gazette, or, if the land is in Scotland, in the Edinburgh Gazette, and".

Mr. H. Brooke

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

The Amendment deals with the very small matter of machinery. Where an order is made under the Bill withdrawing any exemptions under paragraphs 2 to 10 of the First Schedule the Bill as drafted would require the order to be advertised in a local paper at least three months before it comes into effect. The Amendment requires any such order to be advertised, in addition, in the London Gazette or the Edinburgh Gazette as the case may be.

This arrangement, as embodied in the Amendment, would correspond with the existing arrangements for publicising Article 4 directions under a general development order, and the Amendment seems desirable in principle because the revocation of licensing exemptions might well affect national organisations and touring caravanners as well as the people living in the area referred to in the order, and if the order were only to be advertised in the local papers there might not be sufficient opportunity for people outside the immediate area to get to know about it.

Question put and agreed to.

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to.