HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 c276

Lords amendment: No. 16, in page 14, line 9, leave out "the".

Mr. Fox

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

This is a purely technical amendment. By removing the word "the" it is made clear that failure to earn the required rate of return in any three consecutive years will mean that a report has to be prepared for the council to consider. This is what everyone has always taken the clause to mean. The amendment will merely make the drafting coincide with that understanding. I ask the House to agreed to it.

Question put and agreed to.

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