HC Deb 08 July 1963 vol 680 cc1005-6

Lords Amendment: In page 6, line 30, leave out the proviso to section 5(1) of".

Mr. du Cann

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

Remarking upon the fervour with which the last Lords Amendment was accepted. I would only say that this is a purely technical drafting matter, and I hope that it will similarly be accepted with generosity.

Mr. Houghton

That is not really the correct description. This was a mistake in the Bill. It was an oversight, an omission, slapdash work, put right in another place.

Mr. du Cann

I would ask the hon. Gentleman this question. Would it not have been very helpful to have drawn our attention to this earlier? I very much regret that he did not draw our attention to it earlier, for if he had we should have been quite ready to rectify the omission.

Mr. Robert Cooke

Does my hon. Friend think that the trustees, in their first triennial report, will be able to give an account of the speeches by the hon. Member for Sowerby (Mr. Houghton)—possibly in illustrated form?

Question put and agreed to.