HC Deb 18 June 1973 vol 858 c288
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

I beg to move Amendment No. 45, in page 4, line 43, leave out 'such particulars of the candidate's qualifications for office' and insert: 'particulars of the candidate's qualification for office under paragraphs (a) to (d) of section 29(1) of this Act, in such form'. This amendment has been put down in response to a criticism by the hon. Member for Aberdeen, North (Mr. Robert Hughes) in Committee (Col. 1061) that subsection (4) of Clause 7 might be construed as empowering the Secretary of State, in rules, to alter or add to, the qualifications for membership of a local authority prescribed in Clause 29. The amendment makes it clear that, as in the existing rules, all that is to be prescribed is the form in which the particulars of a candidate's qualification is to be given in the nomination form.

I hope that this amendment meets the point put forward in Committee. It is in that spirit that I move it.

Amendment agreed to.

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