§ 8.45 p.m.
§ Mr. John Smith
I beg to move Amendment No. 12, in page 7, line 2, leave out from 'him' to end of line.
§ Mr. Smith
Amendment No. 12 is to clarify that the Secretary of State has power to delegate powers to a harbour authority to be exercised in the designated 298 sea area which is outwith the normal area of jurisdiction.
Amendment No. 13 is to honour an undertaking given in Committee. Its purpose is to provide that, before the Secretary of State makes an order under Clause 7(1), as read with subsection (3), delegating to an authority his power to enforce licence conditions and regulations in a designated sea area which is outside its own area but which is within the area of a harbour authority, he must consult that harbour authority.
Amendment No. 14, another Government amendment, is a drafting amendment which is consequential on an Opposition amendment to Clause 7(1) which we accepted in Committee. Since the words 299 "body or person" were deleted at one point, they have to be deleted here. I hope the House will agree to these amendments.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
On Amendment No. 13, I raised a point concerning the harbour authority in Committee and would like to thank the Government for meeting me at least part way on this matter.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Amendments made: No. 13, in page 7, line 11, at end insert:
'but before making an order which confers jurisdiction as aforesaid to exercise powers in an area which includes any part of the area of a harbour authority, the Secretary of State shall consult with the said harbour authority.
§ No. 14, in page 7, line 13, leave out, body or person '.—[Mr. John Smith.]