HC Deb 17 July 1964 vol 698 c1685
Mr. W. Hamilton

I beg to move, in page 5, line 12, to leave out "shall be transferred" and to insert "may be transferable".

The Chairman

With this Amendment may be discussed the two Amendments in page 5, line 12.

Mr. Hamilton

I move the Amendment, because I do not see why this should be obligatory.

Mr. G. Campbell

I cannot accept the Amendment. We feel that the licence is tied to the land. The period is only a year and, once the licence has been granted, it is only reasonable that it should be possible to transfer it to somebody coming in without having to go through all the processes of application again.

Amendment negatived.

Mr. Ross

I beg to move, in page 5, line 19, to leave out "may" and to insert "shall".

The Chairman

With this Amendment the Committee may discuss the Amendment to line 20.

Mr. Ross

We want to give the Under-Secretary of State a quick opportunity to accept these Amendments.

Mr. G. Campbell

I am glad to be able to accept the Amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made. In page 5, Une 20, leave out from "occupier" to end of line and insert: consider the application as having been made by him in the first instance".—[Mr. Ross.]

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

It being Four o'cloc., The CHAIRMAN left the Chair to report Progress and ask leave to sit again.

Committee report Progress; to sit again upon Monday next