HC Deb 25 May 1960 vol 624 cc646-8

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Clause stand part of the Bill.

Mr. H. Wilson

We had an Amendment down, in page 24, line 40, to leave out 5th April, 1960, and to insert 26th October, 1955, which raised a matter of some importance but after consideration, and in view of the time, we have decided not to move it. The Amendment raised questions which we should like to examine and, as I made clear earlier, some of the points relate to matters which come later in the Bill and we may wish to try to raise the question again on Report. We do not wish to offer any comments on the Clause, which is fairly small and simple. We welcome it, as I am sure do hon. Members opposite, and we do not wish to impede its progress.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Mr. Amory

I beg to move, That the Chairman do report Progress and ask leave to sit again.

I wish to say to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Huyton (Mr. H. Wilson) that I appreciate the fact that the Opposition Amendment to Clause 29 has not been moved and I quite understand that hon. Members opposite may wish to return to the matter at a later stage. We have had a long and hard day and we have dealt with many complicated matters. I should like to thank all concerned for the contributions which they have made to the progress which we have been able to achieve.

Question put and agreed to.

Committee report Progress; to sit again this day.

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