§ 5.30 p.m.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Agriculture, Scottish Office (Mr. Alick Buchanan-Smith)
I beg to move Amendment No. 326, in page 35, line 7, at end insert 'or a district council'.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
These are drafting amendments. Clause 63 provides that a police authority may not delegate any of its functions to any other police authority, but it would not have prevented a police authority from delegating functions to a district authority or a police committee from delegating to a police authority or a district authority. These defects in the Bill have only recently come to light.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Amendment made: No. 327, in page 35, line 19, after 'committee', insert:
'or a police authority or district council'.—[Mr. Buchanan-Smith.]