HC Deb 02 June 1960 vol 624 c1717
Mr. H. Brooke

I beg to move, in page 13, line 18 after "power", to insert "within their area".

The Amendment fulfils a pledge which I gave in Committee, that the Bill would not empower local authorities to provide caravan sites outside their areas. I hope that it will be acceptable.

Mr. Short

We welcome the Amendment. It is fair that local authorities who intend to establish sites should be limited to their own areas. There still remains the problem of the planning board, but I have thought over the earlier explanation which the Minister gave me and I think that it is clear that I was wrong and that he was right and that a planning board establishing a local authority in a district council, or within its area, would require a site licence from the district council. Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will confirm that it is the case that I was wrong and he was right in that respect.

Mr. Brooke

That is the case.

Amendment agreed to.

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