HC Deb 24 July 1964 vol 699 c947

Lords Amendment: In page 12, line 28, leave out "any exhibition, meeting, lecture or similar event" and insert: the holding of meetings and exhibitions, the showing of films and slides, the giving of musical performances, and the holding of other events of an educational or cultural nature".

3.26 p.m.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Education and Science (Mr. Christopher Chataway)

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

In another place the question was raised whether the wording of this Clause made it absolutely clear that concerts could be held in public libraries and museums, and this Amendment is intended simply to make it clear that concerts can be so held.

Mr. Frederick Willey (Sunderland, North)

On Report we had high hopes from the Joint Under-Secretary that we might have further Amendments from another place. Unfortunately, we have not got those, but I am sure that their Lordships will be satisfied that, at any rate, they have contributed to the clarification of the Bill. For these reasons we accept the Amendment.

Question put and agreed to.