HC Deb 26 May 1971 vol 818 c526

Lords Amendment: No. 11, in page 20, line 25, leave out first "section" and insert "subsection".

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I think it would be for the convenience of the House to take with it Lords Amendments Nos. 12 and 13.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

These are purely technical Amendments that improve the Bill in relation to bringing into operation certain measures and also do some tidying up in relation to the Cinematograph Act, 1952.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

We received large numbers of representations about the Cinematograph Act aspects when we first dealt with the Bill. The Minister of State was extremely co-operative and supplied us with explanations so that when cinema owners in our constituencies wrote to us we were able to give the Home Office view. I should not like to think that there would be the same amount of correspondence arising from the Amendments. Do I take the hon. Gentleman's assurance that they are severely technical, and that if we are asked about them we can use his words and say that no one need worry about them at all?

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

I give the hon. Gentleman the assurance that there is no change of substance in the Bill. We appreciate that there was considerable concern in the cinematograph trade on certain aspects of the Bill. Many of the fears were unfounded, and we were very glad to give certain assurances in Committee. There is no reason why the Amendments should give rise to any concern.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.

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