HC Deb 13 March 1963 vol 673 cc1434-5
Mr. D. Price

I beg to move, in page 43, line 24, after "make" to insert "reasonable".

During the debate in Committee on the Clause, the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mr. Darling) moved an Amendment to leave out subsections (1) and (2) relating to informal inspections of local weights and measures arrangements by Board of Trade officers. In discussing this Amendment in Committee hon. Members suggested that the main difficulty arose from the wide scope of subsection (1, c) and that this difficulty would largely be met if the concept of "reasonableness" in subsection (1, b) were also included in subsection (1, c).

I agree to consider the matter, and I am happy to accept the suggestion that subsection (1, c) should provide only for reasonable inquiries to be made. That is the purpose of the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.