HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 cc261-2

Lords Amendment: No. 9, in page 6, leave out lines 39 to 43.

Mr. Fox

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

The amendment removes an error that remained after other changes were made to the clause in the House. Subsection 4(a) would allow the Secretary of State to make regulations that could remove the requirement that direct labour organisations should be subject to competition before undertaking contract work and substitute conditions of quite a different sort. That is far too wide an Executive discretion, which the Government do not want to take, and which I have no doubt the House does not want to give them. I invite the House to agree to the amendment.

Question put and agreed to.

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