HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 c1391
Mr. Kaufman

I beg to move Amendment No. 26, in page 48, line 14, leave out `Subject to section 76 below'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this amendment it will be convenient to consider Government Amendment No. 27.

Mr. Kaufman

After that vote, of the kind which we shall be having in the next Parliament, I shall say a few words about these amendments. [Interruption.] If the Opposition are to run amok I cannot help that, nor can I help their irresponsibility or irrationality. I shall ignore ribald interruptions from a destructive Opposition.

These amendments arise from further consideration of the special provisions within Part VI relating to parsonages and charities. Clause 76(1) lists a number of provisions in Part VI of the Bill which are not to apply in relation to grant applications in respect of parsonages and charities. On reconsideration the Government feel there is no justification for exempting these categories from the provisions of Clause 50(4), which empowers the Secretary of State to give directions to local authorities to prevent them approving certain grant applications except with his consent. The amendments effect the necessary change.

Amendment agreed to.

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