HC Deb 10 November 1976 vol 919 c487

Lords amendment: No. 7, in page 2, line 11, after "Board" insert , having regard to the public interest.

The Minister of State, Department of Employment (Mr. Harold Walker)

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

It can be argued that the words contained in the amendment are not strictly necessary. The Board will be a responsible body and there is no reason to suppose that it will put forward proposals which it will consider to be contrary to the public interest. However, the words may help to remove what we believe to be unwarranted apprehensions, and therefore I ask the House to accept the amendment.

Question put and agreed to.

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