HC Deb 20 October 1966 vol 734 cc528-9
Mr. John Morris

I beg to move Amendment No. 40, in page 17, line 19, to leave out "For" and to insert: 'The Minister may, for all or any of the following purposes, that is to say,'.

Mr. Speaker

With this Amendment we are taking Amendments Nos. 41 and 42.

Mr. Morris

This set of drafting Amendments has two purposes. The first purpose is to make it clearer that the Minister's power to classify roads can be used either for grant purposes or other legislative purposes or for any of them either separately or together as the Minister chooses. The second purpose is to enable the Minister to classify roads for the purpose of non-grant legislation which is not in force at the time when the Bill becomes law. The third Amendment is consequential on the other two.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 17, line 21, leave out from "and" to end of line 22 and insert: 'the purposes of any enactment or instrument (whether passed or made before or after the passing of this Act) which refers to highways classified by the Minister.'.

In line 34, after 'classified' insert 'by the Minister'.—[Mr. John Morris.]