HC Deb 08 July 1980 vol 988 cc375-6
Mr. Fox

I beg to move amendment No. 125, in page 41, line 38, leave out 'if he thinks fit, make a supplementary report' and insert 'at such time or times as he thinks fit, make one or more supplementary reports'. The purpose of the amendment is to put beyond doubt that there can be more than one supplementary report, but each one may make fresh determinations in place of all or any of those made by the rate support grant report.

Amendment agreed to.

9.45 pm
Mr. Fox

I beg to move amendment No. 127, in page 41, line 43, leave out 'make' and insert 'specify'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this we may take Government amendments Nos. 128 and 129.

Mr. Fox

These are drafting amendments, the purpose of which is to bring clause 49 into line with clause 48, under which a rate support grant report is required to specify all the determinations required in part VI of the Bill. In order to avoid confusion, they substitute "specify" and "specified" for "make" and "made" in clause 49, so allowing a supplementary report to specify fresh determinations. There is no other purpose.

Amendment No. 129 is purely a drafting amendment and it in no way changes the meaning of the clause.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 128, in page 41, line 44, leave out 'made' and insert 'specified'.

No. 129, in page 42, line 8, leave out subsection (6) and insert— '(6) In addition to specifying any fresh determinations a supplementary report shall specify the considerations leading to them.'.

No. 130, in page 42, line 13, leave out 'grant' and insert 'any of the relevant grants'.—[Mr. Fox.]

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