HC Deb 22 May 1980 vol 985 c833

Lords amendment: No 4, in page 35, line 22, leave out "of the Economic Community".

Mr. Prentice

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take Lords amendment No. 6, in page 51, line 9, leave out "of the Economic Community"

Mr. Prentice

These two amendments, one to part I of schedule 2 and the other to part II, the "Keeling schedule", are entirely technical. They were introduced in the Lords following legal advice that, by virtue of the Interpretation Act 1978, the expression "member State" is construed as meaning a member State of the EEC and that, therefore, the words "of the Economic Community" in schedule 2 are unnecessary. I hope that the House will support the amendments.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 5 to 7 agreed to.