HC Deb 18 July 1963 vol 681 cc870-1
Sir K. Joseph

I beg to move, in page 113, line 45, to leave out from "subsection" to "in" in line 46 and to insert: no power of compulsory acquisition conferred on a river authority by or under Part VI of this Act, no other compulsory power so conferred (including any power conferred on river authorities by virtue of section 68(3) of this Act) and no power of entry or inspection conferred by or under this Part of this Act shall, except with the consent of the appropriate authority, be exercisable". Perhaps, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, we might take at the same time my other two Amendments to the Clause?

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

Yes, if that is the wish of the House.

Sir K. Joseph

This group of Amendments clarifies the application of the Bill to Crown lands. Perhaps, before going into details, I should remind the House of the position here. The position is that although the Bill does not in its terms apply to lands occupied by the Crown, the Crown normally co-operates with the authorities in achieving the purposes of the Bill, as with town and country planning. There are one or two Amendments which need to be made in the Bill as drafted, principally to ensure that the powers of compulsory purchase are only exercisable on the Crown with the consent of the appropriate authority. That is the main purpose of these Amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 114, line 12, leave out "and".

In page 114, line 16, at end insert: and 'the appropriate authority' has the same meaning as in section 199 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1962, and the provisions of subsection (6) of that section as to the determination of questions shall apply for the purposes of this section".—[Sir K. Joseph.]