HC Deb 26 June 1969 vol 785 cc1846-7
Mr. Ifor Davies

I beg to move Amendment No. 89, in page 31, line 39, leave out 'Schedules 2 and 3' and insert 'Schedule 2'.

In Committee, the Opposition argued very cogently that the scope of the power given by Clause 57 to modify Schedules 2 and 3 to the Bill should be clarified.

Clause 57 extends the power of modification in Section 50 of the Rent Act, 1968. Under that section modifications can only be made to provisions governing the procedure to be followed.

So far as Schedule 3 is concerned, there is only one small procedural provision which could be modified by regulations. This is in paragraph 12 which relates to the procedure as regards the application form and representations in cases where services are provided by the landlord.

Little would be lost if the modifying power did not extend to paragraph 12. To avoid any impression, which would be quite erroneous, that the phasing scheme could be modified, this Amendment deletes the reference in Clause 57 to Schedule 3.

Amendment agreed to.

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