HC Deb 23 October 1968 vol 770 cc1438-9

Lords Amendment No. 39: In page 20, line 15, leave out from "Minister" to "shall" in line 16 and insert: whichever of the following provisions arc relevant, that is to say those of the principal Act; section 16 of this Act; section (Grant of certificate by Minister on referred application or appeal against refusal) (2) to (4) of this Act; Part I of Schedule 3 to this Act; and section 14 of the Civic Amenities Act 1967,

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Mr. MacColl

I beg to move, as an Amendment to the proposed Amendment, leave out '(4)' and insert '(5)'.

The purpose of the Amendment is to correct an error which crept in because the existing subsection (4) (b) was added at the same time as the original Amendment was passed. The consequential adjustments were not made as they should have been. Therefore, it is necessary, at this late hour, to make this change in it.

Mr. Graham Page

This puts us on this side in grave difficulty. We have a Lords Amendment before us. We had, first, a list of corrections which corrected the Lords Amendments. We then had a revised list of corrections which corrected the corrections. We then had a Government Amendment to the Lords Amendment.

It is all very confusing and difficult to follow when we have 252 Lords Amendments to deal with, of which 22 are new Clauses and three new Schedules. There are 17 corrections of Lords Amendments, a list of revised corrections, seven Amendments to Lords Amendments, and two consequential Amendments. It really is difficult to follow this sort of legislation.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords Amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.

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