HC Deb 29 October 1969 vol 790 c163

Mr. Anthony Wedgwood Benn; supported by Mr. Secretary Crosland, Mr. Secretary Ross, Mr. Secretary Thomas, Mr. Dick Taverne, Mr. Edmund Dell and Mr. Eric G. Varley, presented a Bill to provide for the exercise, in relation to intermediate areas, of certain of the functions under the Local Employment Acts 1960 to 1966 of the Minister of Technology and other persons and, in relation to derelict land clearance areas, of the powers conferred by section 20 of the Industrial Development Act 1966 ; to provide for the making of grants out of moneys provided by Parliament towards costs incurred by councils in connection with the bringing into use, or the improvement of the appearance of, derelict, neglected or unsightly land ; to withdraw the payments additional to refund of selective employment tax which are made under section 1(1)(a)to (d) of the Selective Employment Payments Act 1966, and to reduce correspondingly the amount of payments to public bodies under section 3 of that Act ; to amend section 60 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 ; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid: And the same was read the first time; and ordered to be read a second time Tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 2.]

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