HC Deb 19 July 1972 vol 841 cc815-6


Mr. Speed

I beg to move Amendment No. 695, in page 119, line 32, leave out '1960' and insert '1972'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this Amendment we are also to take Government Amendments Nos. 696 and 697.

Mr. Speed

I believe that it would also be to the convenience of the House to take with it Government Amendments Nos. 698 to 703, the repeal Amendments to Schedule 30.

The Amendments are made necessary by the enactment since the completion of the Committee stage of the Bill of the Road Traffic Act, 1972, which came into operation on 1st July. The Act consolidates road traffic law. The Amendments take account of the resulting changes in existing legislation. They are purely formal and involve no changes of substance in the Bill.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 696, in page 120, line 11, at end insert— (3) In section 149 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 (power of Secretary of State, on application of certain local authorities and other persons, to modify restrictions on use of roads by public service vehicles) for the words 'county borough or county district' in each place where they occur, there shall be substituted the words 'county or district'.—[Mr. Speed.]

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