HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 c321

5.30 a.m.

Mr. Younger

I beg to move Amendment No. 71, in page 24, line 27, at end insert: '(c) any water development board within the meaning of the Water (Scotland) Act 1967;'. This amendment repairs an omission in the Bill. As the Bill is presently drafted, the power which the existing water boards have under the Water (Scotland) Act 1967 to send members of the board to conferences and meetings has been repealed but the clause allows only those bodies which have power by virtue of any enactment to send representatives to a conference or a meeting to pay the expenses of such a member. All the other water boards are now, by virtue of the Bill, wound up and their functions transferred to the regional and islands authorities. But the central Scotland Water Development Board continues to exist. It is not the intention that the water development board or any other water development board which might be set up in the future should not be able to send members to conferences etc. and to pay their expenses. The amendment rectifies that omission. I hope that the House will accept it.

Amendment agreed to.

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