Lords Amendment: No. 1, in page 2, line 15, at beginning insert:
subject to the provisions of this Act,".
§ 10.38 p.m.
The Minister of State, Scottish Office (Dr. J. Dickson Mahon)
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
206 It would be convenient if, at the same time, we could discuss Lords Amendment No. 2, in page 3, line 1, at beginning insert:subject to the provisions of this Act,".
§ Dr. Mabon
We have been advised by the draftsmen that these caveats ought to be inserted in Clauses 2 and 4. They relate to transfer of functions from local authorities to regional water boards and the Central Scotland Water Development Board, because the effect of later provisions may be that some existing functions are extinguished and not replaced, in which case they will not transfer. I always defer to the draftsmen on these matters, as did their Lordships.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to.