HC Deb 24 July 1969 vol 787 c2215

Lords Amendment No. 26: In page 50, line 1, leave out from "Act" to first "the" and insert: except sections 78 to 80, shall not come into force until".

Mr. MacColl

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

The Amendment applies to three important Clauses, Clauses 78, 79, and 80, which deal with various aspects of long leases. It provides for all three Clauses to come into operation immediately the Bill receives the Royal Assent, and not, as is the case with the rest of the Bill, one month later. I do not think that it is necessary to make the case for saying that it is desirable to bring them into operation as quickly as possible, because they are holding up agreements and it is desirable that people should be able to operate quickly on them. They do not involve, as most of the Bill does, some fairly complicated paper work in the way of forms, and so on, and therefore there seems no reason why we should not accept the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to.

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