§ Mr. Skeffington
I beg to move Amendment No. 96, in page 36, line 25, leave out from beginning to 'appeal' in line 27 and insert—'Where a notice under the preceding subsection is served on the proprietor he may within twenty-one days of the service of the notice or such longer period as the local authority may in writing allow'.I suggest that it might be convenient, at the same time, to discuss Government Amendments Nos. 97 and 98.
These Amendments give effect to the promise of my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to reconsider some suggestions of the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead (Mr. Allason) about whether it was necessary to spell out that the dispossessed proprietor has the right of appeal when served with a notice under Clause 65 (5) or (8). The Government considered that subsections (6) and (8) would enable the proprietor to appeal, but as the point has been raised, it seemed easier to concede it by the Amendments 96 and 97, which confer the right in the usual form. This will make it clear beyond doubt.
The hon. Gentleman's Amendment in Committee also sought to extend the time. 1850 It was not considered appropriate to do it in the way which he suggested, by reference to the court, but we have used the provision which has been effective in the past, of allowing the local authority further discretion about the time.
§ Mr. Allason
I think that we are grateful to the Parliamentary Secretary for meeting so fully the point which we made in Committee.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Further Amendments made: No. 97, in page 36, line 42, leave out from 'and' to 'appeal' in line 43 and insert—
'he may, within twenty-one days of the service of the notice or such longer period as the local authority may in writing allow'.
No. 98, in page 37, line 16, at end insert—
(10) Any notice served on any person under subsection (5) or subsection (8) of this section shall inform him of his right of appeal under this section.—[Mr. Skeffington.]