HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 c408

Lords amendment: No. 131, in page 122, line 41, leave out "14" and insert "28".

Mr. Fox

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this we may discuss Lords amendments Nos. 132 to 142.

Mr. Fox

With the exception of amendment No. 139 which was introduced by the Government in the Lords on Third Reading, the amendments were tabled by the Opposition. Their effect is to afford the same degree of protection to local authorities as to statutory undertakers in respect of persons authorised to enter upon land for the purpose of surveying.

Amendment No. 142 provides that reference to section 28 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 in this clause shall be construed as reference to section 32 of the Magistrate's Courts Act 1980 on the commencement of that Act. This necessary amendment has the effect of bringing the provisions on penalties in this clause up to date.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments No. 132 to 142 agreed to.

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