HC Deb 09 April 1964 vol 692 cc1321-2
Mr. Corfield

I beg to move Amendment No. 25, in page 16, line 23, to leave out from "notice" to the first "the" in line 24.

This Amendment, I suggest, could be discussed with Amendment No. 27 in page 16, line 31, Amendment No. 28, in page 16, line 32, Amendment No. 29, Clause 17, in page 17, line 12, and Amendment No. 31, in page 17, line 33.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

If that is agreeable to the House.

Mr. Corfield

These Amendments arise from a discussion in Committee which was mainly at the instigation of my hon. Friend the Member for Crosby (Mr. Graham Page) and the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (Mr. Skeffington), and other hon. Members on both sides of the Committee took the view that once a tenant had given his consent the local authority or the landlord should be free to proceed with the necessary arrangements to bring about the improvement without being exposed to the risk that after a lot of preliminary work had been done the tenant could withdraw his consent and bring those efforts to nought. It was agreed that we should introduce an Amendment which would make the tenant's consent once given in writing irrevocable. That is the purport of all these Amendments.

Amendments agreed to.

Farther Amendments made: In page 16, line 27, leave out "of" and insert (or such other period as may be prescribed) from".

In line 31 leave out from first "consent" to end of line.

In line 32 leave out from "and" to end of line 33 and insert shall be irrevocable".