HC Deb 31 July 1978 vol 955 cc57-8

Lords amendment: No. 6, in page 8. line 43, after ("Act") insert (",in sections 270 or 271 of and Schedule 5 to the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892")

Mr. Horam

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

This is a purely technical amendment. The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, which regulates private hire vehicles in England and Wales, does not extend to Scotland. Thus, by inserting a reference to a Scottish Act, which has been used in certain cases to control private hire vehicles, we ensure that the provisions of this clause can be applied to Scotland as well as to England and Wales.

Mr. Gow

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I may have misheard what you or Mr. Speaker said, but what happens regarding Lords amendments nos. 7 and 25?

Mr. Deputy Speaker

We shall reach those in due course. Perhaps I may explain the matter. They are grouped and will be moved formally at the appropriate point when their number is reached on the Amendment Paper.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendment no. 7 agreed to.

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