HC Deb 29 November 1973 vol 865 cc551-2

29A.—(1) The Council may, by order made by them and submitted to and confirmed by the Secretary of State in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 2 to this Act, be authorised to acquire compulsorily for the purposes of this Act so much of the land in the district of Delting delineated on the deposited plans and described in the deposited book of reference, as is specified in Schedule 3 to this Act. (2) The power of the Council to make any order under this section shall cease on 31st December 1978.—[Mr. Grimond.] Brought up, and read the First time.

Mr. Grimond

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

These changes curtail the area originally designated as liable to compulsory purchase and ensure that compulsory purchase will not be exercised without the authority of the Secretary of State. I am happy to accept the amendment in the name of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Kinsey) which ensures that statutory instruments will be laid in this House.

The Chairman of Ways and Means (Sir Robert Grant-Ferris)

I am satisfied that the amendments proposed by the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond) are in order inasmuch as they do not extend the scope of the Bill as first introduced. They reverse in part a decision of the Committee on the Bill but I do not think that fact alone will justify me deferring consideration of the Bill as the situation is not unprecedented.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

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