HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c1180


Mr. Gibson-Watt

I beg to move Amendment No. 47, in page 20, line 42, leave out' consult any ' and insert' establish advisory committees of'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. E. L. Mallalieu)

With this amendment we can take Amendments Nos. 48 and 49.

Mr. Gibson-Watt

These amendments do not involve any change in principle. They seek to make it clear beyond doubt that it is mandatory that water authorities shall establish regional fisheries advisory committees, together with such local advisory committees as they consider necessary. The amendments leave it to the authorities to decide how each such committee shall be composed in order to represent fisheries in the area.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 48, in page 20, line 43, after 'area', insert 'and consult them'.

No. 49, in page 21, leave out lines 1 to 3 and insert: '(2) The duty to establish advisory committees imposed by paragraph (b) of subsection (1) above is a duty to establish a regional advisory committee for the whole of the area mentioned in paragraph (a) of that subsection and such local advisory committees as the water authority consider necessary to represent the interests referred to in paragraph (b) of that subsection in different parts of that area'.—[Mr. Gibson-Walt.]

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