§ Order for consideration, as amended (in the Standing Committee) read.
§ 3.55 p.m.
§ Mr. James H. Hoy (Edinburgh, Leith)
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 2, lines 28 and 42; Clause 33, page 27, line 36; and Schedule 2, page 37, line 15, standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. James H. Hoy; and in respect of the Amendment to Clause 5, page 6, line 45, standing on the Notice Paper in the name of Mr. Frederick Peart.The purpose of this Recommittal Motion is to permit the Committee to deal with the shellfish industry. There was a slight error in Standing Committee, when, apparently, the Amendments were not quite in order. As a result, we decided to table them for this stage of the Bill.
The second purpose of the Motion is to permit us further to examine the scheme for co-operative research within the industry. It is only right that as all sections of the industry received fairly full consideration in Standing Committee, we should now have an opportunity of discussing the shellfish industry, which is not very large but is extremely important in certain parts of the country.
§ The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Mr. Christopher Soames)
In view of the fact that for reasons of order it was not possible to discuss the matters in Committee, and there was an evident desire on both sides that they should be discussed, I agree that the Bill should be recommitted to a Committee of the Whole House.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Bill immediately considered in Committee.
§ [Sir WILLIAM ANSTRUTHER-GRAY in the Chair]