HC Deb 19 July 1967 vol 750 c2390
Mr. Temple

I beg to move Amendment No. 111, in page 57, line 4, after 'subsections', to insert: 'and without any relevant authorisation under section 61 of this Act'.

Mr. Darling

There is no substance in the argument which I think would have been advanced for the Amendment. It arose out of confusion in Committee when none of us appeared to understand the Clauses. I am told that the Amendment would be improper and contrary to the purpose of the Clause, which we all support. It would merely repeat something which has already been said. That is how the confusion arose.

Mr. Graham Page

I do not know where it has been repeated. Under Clause 60(4), a person carrying on business in contravention of the foregoing subsections is guilty of an offence, yet the next Clause contains authorisations for those who carry on these businesses. Surely it would be enough to say that, subject to a later Clause, he would be excused. All we are doing is to make it certain that anyone reading Clause 60(4) knows that it is subject to the next Clause, the excuse Clause.

Amendment negatived.