HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c1123

Lords Amendnzent: No. 5, in page 3, line 5, at end insert: (2) The Maplin Development Authority shall provide for the local authorities in whose areas any of the land to be reclaimed under this Act is situated, for other local authorities whose areas may he affected by the reclamation or use of that land, and for other organisations representing the interests of persons in those areas, adequate facilities for consultation with respect to such matters relating to the Authority's functions as affect their interests.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

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

This new subsection lays on the Maplin Development Authority a statutory obligation to make arrangements for consultation with local authorities and other organisations whose interests are likely to be affected by the development authority's activities. In putting forward this new provision in the other place, we had particularly in mind the position of the Kent County Council and, of course, the Essex County Council, and the development authority will now be under a clear obligation to make arrangements to consult closely both of these bodies.

Question put and agreed to.

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