Lords amendment: No. 117, in page 112, line 36, leave out
functions exercisable in a case where subsection (4) below applies,
other than inner London boroughs, functions
Page 112, line 40, at end insert—
( ) as regards inner London boroughs, functions exercisable under the London building legislation or, as the case may be, under or in connection with building regulations and any enactment relating to such regulations;
§ Mr. Spearing
Again, perhaps the Minister will be more explicit. I am sure 403 that the hon. Gentleman will correct me if I am wrong, but I recall that in Committee an amendment was proposed making the London building regulations applicable inside the urban development corporation area. That may still be the case. However, the urban development corporation would be responsible for administration, and not the Greater London Council. When this amendment was moved in the other place on 14 October, there was no explanation or debate. Hon. Members may refer to col. 1259 of the Official Report of the House of Lords to verify that fact.
This is, therefore, the first time that such a point has been raised. Will the Minister give an assurance that his flexibility applies not to the regulations, but only to the authority which is operation?
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Lords amendments Nos. 118 to 121 agreed to.