HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 cc407-8

Lords amendment: No. 130, after clause 143, in page 120, line 8, at the end insert— T.—(1) Subject to subsection (2) below, in the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (supply of goods and services by local authorities to public bodies) "public body" shall include any urban development corporation. (2) The provisions of subsection (1) above shall have effect as if made by an order under section 1(5) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970 (power to provide that a person or description of persons shall be a public body for the purposes of that Act). (3) An order under the said subsection 1(5) may accordingly vary or revoke the provisions of subsection (1) above as they apply to an urban development corporation specified in the order.

Mr. Fox

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

The purpose of the new clause is to include urban development corporations in the meaning of "public body" for the purposes of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970. It honours an assurance given to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford, South (Mr. Thorne).

Question put and agreed to.

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