HC Deb 10 July 1974 vol 876 cc1511-2
Mr. Hayhoe

I beg to move Amendment No. 6, in page 9, line 7, leave out £200 ' and insert '£400'.

We debated this matter in Committee, where I proposed an amendment that the figure should be £500. The Minister of State produced very convincing arguments that £500 was inappropriate, but he gave an undertaking to consider £400. I understand that the amendment may well be acceptable to the Government.

We started today's proceedings on an immensely harmonious note. If the Secretary of State moved the appropriate motion after two amendments from the Opposition side of the House had been accepted by the Government, we might end the proceedings on an equally harmonious note.

Mr. Booth

I join the hon. Gentleman in commending the amendment to the House. He will have achieved a considerable improvement in the Bill by it.

Amendment agreed to.

Mr. Foot

We certainly have made good progress, and I trust that we shall make equally good progress tomorrow.

Therefore, I beg to move, That further consideration of the Bill, as amended, be now adjourned.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill, as amended (in the Standing Committee), to be further considered tomorrow.

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