HC Deb 24 October 1972 vol 843 cc1001-2

Lords Amendment: No. 84, in page 22, line 13, at end insert: (1A) In relation to an application under section 28(4) above subsection (1) above shall have effect as if for the words "two years" in each place where they occur, there were substituted the words "five years".

Mr. Gibson-Watt

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker

I understand that it is for the convenience of the House to discuss with it Lords Amendment No. 85.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

The effect of the Amendments is to extend the period during which a community meeting is not to apply to the district council for the dissolution of its community council. The Amendments extend the period from two years to five years from the date on which the community council was established.

The Amendments were suggested to the Government by the National Associa- tion of Parish Councils, and we were very happy to accept them in another place.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.

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