§ Lords Amendment: No. 114, in page 52, line 10, to leave out from "by" to "may" and insert "a county council".1038
§ Mr. Speed
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
I had intended to advise the House that this was a drafting Amendment, but after my reception in the last debate, perhaps I should explain it fully.
As drafted the wordsby the council of an existing administrative county1039 failed to take account of orders made by the councils of former administrative counties whose areas now form part of larger counties, such as the former county of the Soke of Peterborough, since 1965 part of the present administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough. This is because "existing" means "existing at the time of the passing of the Act".
The Amendment repairs this fault by substituting "a county council", so that the words will bite on all orders regardless of when they were made.
§ Question put and agreed to.