HC Deb 18 July 1963 vol 681 cc867-8
Mr. Corfield

I beg to move, in page 90, line 29, to leave out from "whose" to the end of line 32 and to insert: functions are transferred by virtue of section 5 of this Act to a river authority (in those provisions referred to as 'the authority') to whom none of the functions of any other river board are so transferred". I think that it would be convenient, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, to discuss, at the same time, the following two Amendments, in Clause 97, page 95, lines 24 and 30.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

Yes, if the House agrees.

Mr. Corfield

These are essentially drafting Amendments. In each of the Clauses referred to, reference is made to the areas of the respective boards and authority. These references are now no longer strictly appropriate in view of the extended provision being made for the delimitation of areas for the various and different functions of the authority. It has, therefore, become more appropriate to identify by relation to functions rather than to area. That is the purpose of the three Amendments.

Amendment agreed to.