HC Deb 18 July 1963 vol 681 cc819-20

7.45 p.m.

Sir K. Joseph

I beg to move, in page 18, line 20, after "apply", to insert: to any gauge installed far the sole purpose of indicating the level of an inland water for the benefit of persons who fish in it, or". In Standing Committee, it was suggested that the provisions requiring notification to a river authority of the installation of any water gauge were a bit much for the normal gauges sometimes installed by fishermen to keep track of the height of a river at any time. We have met this point by putting a fisherman's gauge in the same category as gauges installed for less than 28 days, which are excluded from the provisions requiring notification to the river authority.

Amendment agreed to.