HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 cc1127-8

Lords Amendment: No. 14, in page 20, leave out lines 11 to 14 and insert: (4) Subject to sub-paragraph (5) below, where the Maplin Development Authority fails to comply with a direction given under this paragraph".

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

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

The main purpose is to extend the circumstances in which the Port of London Authority could give directions to the Maplin Development Authority to cover the conservancy of the River Thames, for which the PLA has a duty under its 1968 Act, and to ensure navigational safety.

Question put and agreed to

Subsequent Lords amendments agreed to.