HC Deb 15 October 1969 vol 788 cc527-8
The Solicitor-General

I beg to move Amendment No. 22, in page 23, line 43, at end insert:

1969 c. xxxviii. The York Corporation Act 1969. Section 24.

This Amendment repeals Section 24 of the York Corporation Act, 1969, in relation to any deeds registry which has been closed for all purposes under the Bill. The Section which excluded from the operative area of the deeds registries any areas transferred from a Riding to the City of York will become otiose when the registry is closed. It is the case that in this instance I am moving an Amendment to a Section of an Act which received the Royal Assent in July of this year, but that is a matter which I mention for the record. It illustrates the difficulties which sometimes attach to straightening out difficulties and getting a complicated part of the law into proper alignment and form.

Mr. Graham Page

Since this will be the last Amendment to be discussed, and I entirely agree with it, and as there will be no Third Reading debate, may I take the opportunity to express gratitude to the Solicitor-General for the courteous way in which he has always rejected our Amendments and for the very careful consideration he has given to them.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 24, column 3, leave out lines 2 to 9 and insert 'Section 10(6)'.—[The Solicitor-General.]

Motion made and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 55 (Third Reading), and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed, with Amendments.