HC Deb 09 April 1964 vol 692 cc1319-20

8.45 p.m.

Mr. Corfield

I beg to move Amendment No. 23, in page 15, line 16, to leave out from "and" to "shall" in line 17, and to insert: the person having control of the dwelling, and every owner, lessee or mortgagee of the dwelling". This Amendment could conveniently be taken with Amendment No. 38, in Clause 19, page 20, line 40, and Amendment No. 43, in Clause 20, page 23, line 5.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker (Sir Robert Grimston)

So be it, if that is agreeable to the House.

Mr. Corfield

The Amendments make it clear that a person with an interest in a dwelling, irrespective of whether he is served with a preliminary notice or a copy of such notice, is entitled to be heard when the local authority's proposals, contained in that preliminary notice, are discussed. I believe that it was my hon. Friend the Member for Crosby (Mr. Graham Page) who pointed out that as the Bill stood there was some risk that the failure to serve a notice might deprive one of these people from being heard. These Amendments are designed to correct that situation.

Amendment agreed to.