HC Deb 20 December 1966 vol 738 c1375

Lords Amendments considered.


Lords Amendment: In page 2, line 14, leave out from beginning to first "the" in line 15.

12.26 a.m.

The Minister of State, Department of Economic Affairs (Mr. Austen Albu)

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

With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I suggest that we might conveniently consider at the same time Amendments Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5. They all hang together, being drafting Amendments except for No. 3 which contains the only point of substance. This is to meet a proposal made by Lord Normanton in the other place, who pointed out that, although the Bill gave the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation certain functions and powers, it did not clearly set out the Corporation's duties. We have accepted his suggestion, and we have accordingly put down this series of Amendments.

Question put and agreed to.

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to.