HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 cc1934-5
Mr. Graham Page

I beg to move Amendment No. 23, in page 11, line 12, at end insert— local authority" means the council of a county, Greater London, a district, a London Borough, a parish, a community (in Wales) and a water authority, a new town development corporation, the Common Council of the City of London and a body appointed by the Secretary of State to exercise reserve powers under the Community Land Act 1975 I thank the hon. Gentleman sincerely for the long and detailed letter he wrote to me on all the points we raised in Committee. It was kind of him and his advisers. The letter referred particularly to the point raised by the amendment. I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for the way in which he gave us information after the Committee stage and for the great patience he displayed in Committee. He was faced by a few of us who come up against these things in practice and who must have appeared to be talking a lot of gobbledygook at times. We are grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his patience and for his response on three very important points.

I moved this amendment only to say these few words. Without troubling the Minister, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Motion made, That the Bill be now read the Third time.

[Queen's Consent, on behalf of the Crown, signified.]

Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 56 (Third Reading), and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed, with amendments.