HC Deb 22 October 1973 vol 861 cc876-7

Lords Amendment: No. 2, in page 12, line 24, leave out "before 16th May 1980".

The Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Agriculture, Scottish Office (Mr. Alick Buchanan-Smith)

I beg to move. That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

The Government agree that the change of a local authority's name is a sufficiently important matter to justify retaining the requirement to obtain the Secretary of State's approval beyond the initial five-year period provided for in the Bill. The argument was presented forcibly in another place and we are happy to accept the amendment.

Question put and agreed to

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