HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 c416

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. Speaker

It will be convenient to discuss at the same time Government Amendment No. 327.

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.]

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