HC Deb 03 July 1980 vol 987 cc1915-7

Amendments made: No. 34, in page 7, line 36, leave out from 'work' to end of line 37 and insert 'of any description unless they have first prepared a written statement—

  1. (a) of the amount which they will credit to their DLO revenue account in respect of carrying out the work or of carrying out work of that description which they intend or expect to carry out; or
  2. (b) of a method by which they intend that the amount to be so credited shall be calculated'.

No. 35, in page 7, line 38, after 'regulations', insert '(a)'.

No. 36, in page 7, line 42, at end insert and (b) specify other conditions with which a local authority or development body must

comply, as well as complying with subsection (2) above, before they undertake functional work of any other description.'. —[Mr. Fox.]

Amendment proposed: No. 38, in page 7, line 42, at end insert— (3B) no regulations made under this part of the Act shall in respect of general highway works or works of new construction other than general highway works require a local authority or a development body to invite offers under subsection 4 of this section, in respect of any amount of such works, which in the estimation of the authority or development body will not exceed £250,000.'.—[Mr. Fox.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 65, Noes 114.

Division No. 387] AYES [10.27 pm
Alton, David Foster, Derek Price, Christopher (Lewisham West)
Archer, Rt Hon Peter Graham, Ted Race, Reg
Atkinson, Norman (H'gey, Tott'ham) Grant, John (Islington C) Richardson, Jo
Barnett, Guy (Greenwich) Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife) Roberts, Ernest (Hackney North)
Beith, A. J. Harrison, Rt Hon Walter Rodgers, Rt Hon William
Booth, Rt Hon Albert Hattersley, Rt Hon Roy Ross, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
Callaghan, Jim (Middleton & P) Haynes, Frank Skinner, Dennis
Campbell-Savours, Dale Heffer, Eric S. Soley, Clive
Cartwright, John Homewood, William Spearing, Nigel
Cocks, Rt Hon Michael (Bristol S) Howells, Geraint Spriggs, Leslie
Crowther, J. S. Lamborn, Harry Stoddart, David
Cryer, Bob Lamond, James Stott, Roger
Cunliffe, Lawrence Leighton, Ronald Strang, Gavin
Davidson, Arthur Litherland, Robert Straw, Jack
Davis, Terry (B'rm'ham, Stechford) Maclennan, Robert Wainwright, Richard (Coine Valley)
Dean, Joseph (Leeds West) Marks, Kenneth Welsh, Michael
Dixon, Donald Mikardo, Ian Wigley, Dafydd
Dormand, Jack Mitchell, R. C. (Soton, Itchen) Winnick, David
Douglas, Dick Morton, George Woolmer, Kenneth
Douglas-Mann, Bruce Newens, Stanley
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth Oakes, Rt Hon Gordon TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Eastham, Ken Park, George Mr. Hugh McCartney and Mr. John Evans.
Foot, Rt Hon Michael Penhaligon, David
Alexander, Richard Dorrell, Stephen King, Rt Hon Tom
Atkins, Rt Hon H. (Spelthorne) Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James Lamont, Norman
Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset) Dover, Denshore Lawson, Nigel
Beaumont-Dark, Anthony Dunn, Robert (Dartford) Lester, Jim (Beeston)
Benyon, Thomas (Abingdon) Eggar, Timothy Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)
Berry, Hon Anthony Elliott, Sir William Lyell, Nicholas
Best, Keith Fairgrieve, Russell Macfarlane, Neil
Biggs-Davison, John Faith, Mrs Sheila Mac Gregor, John
Blackburn, John Fenner, Mrs Peggy McNair-Wilson, Michael (Newbury)
Body, Richard Fletcher-Cooke, Charles Major, John
Boscawen, Hon Robert Forman, Nigel Marlow, Tony
Bottomley, Peter (Woolwich West) Fox, Marcus Mather, Carol
Brinton, Tim Garel-Jones, Tristan Maude, Rt Hon Angus
Brooke, Hon Peter Gorst, John Maxwell-Hyslop, Robin
Brown, Michael (Brigg & Sc'thorpe) Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N) Mellor, David
Browne, John (Winchester) Hampson, Or Keith Moate, Roger
Bruce-Gardyne, John Haselhurst, Alan Morrison, Hon Charles (Devizes)
Cadbury, Jocelyn Hawksley, Warren Morrison, Hon Peter (City of Chester)
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln) Heddle, John Murphy, Christopher
Chapman, Sydney Henderson, Barry Needham, Richard
Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael Nelson, Anthony
Colvin, Michael Hogg, Hon Douglas (Grantham) Neubert, Michael
Costain, A. P. Hooson, Tom Newton, Tony
Cranborne, Viscount Howell, Ralph (North Norfolk) Normanton, Tom
Crouch, David Hunt, John (Ravensbourne) Onslow, Cranley
Dean, Paul (North Somerset) Jopling, Rt Hon Michael Page, Rt Hon Sir R. Graham
Page, Richard (SW Hertfordshire) Spicer, Jim (West Dorset) Walker-Smith, Rt Hon Sir Derek
Parris, Matthew Squire, Robin Waller, Gary
Patten, John (Oxford) Stanbrook, Ivor Ward, John
Pawsey, James Stanley, John Warren, Kenneth
Raison, Timothy Stevens, Martin Watson, John
Renton, Tim Stewart, John (East Renfrewshire) Wells, Bowen (Hert'rd & Stev'nage)
Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon Stradling Thomas, J. Wheeler, John
Rippon, Rt Hon Geoffrey Thomas, Rt Hon Peter (Hendon S) Whitney, Raymond
Rossi, Hugh Thorne, Neil (Ilford South) Winterton, Nicholas
Sainsbury, Hon Timothy Townend, John (Bridlington)
St. John-Stevas, Rt Hon Norman Townsend, Cyril D. (Bexleyheath) TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Shelton, William (Streatham) Viggers, Peter Mr. John Cope and Mr. David Waddington.
Speed, Keith Wakeham, John
Speller, Tony

Question accordingly negatived.

Amendments made:

No. 40, in page 8, line 1, after '(3)', insert '(a)'.

No. 41, in page 8, line 9, at end add— '(4A) The Secretary of State may by regulations specify for the purposes of subsection (4)(a) above a number of persons different from three.'.

No. 42, in page 8, line 12, leave out from 'written' to 'with' in line 14 and insert 'statement which they are required to prepare under subsection (2) above is a statement consistent'.

No. 43, in page 8, line 15, at end add— '(5A) Where—

  1. (a) a local authority or development body are required to comply with conditions specified in regulations made by virtue of subsection (3)(b) above; and
  2. (b) the conditions require them to invite offers to undertake work,
the written statement which they are required to prepare under subsection (2) above is a statement consistent with conditions corresponding to those specified in the invitation.'.—[Mr. Fox.]

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