HC Deb 15 July 1981 vol 8 c1364

Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 4, line 32, leave out subsection (6).

4.37 am
The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr. Patrick Mayhew)

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Bernard Weatherill)

With this we may take Lords amendments Nos. 5, 6 and 8.

Mr. Mayhew

I believe that it may also be for the convenience of the House if, at the same time, we take Lords amendments Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 7. Each of those is either a drafting or a technical amendment.

Mr. George Cunningham (Islington, South and Finsbury)

At 4.30 in the morning there is no need to detain the entire House to hear again the explanations of the amendments, which were given in the House of Lords. We have all studied those explanations. The Opposition are perfectly content with them. I would have wished that two of the Lords amendments that did not carry a majority in the other place could be amongst the number here, but they are not. Therefore, our activities can be less controversial and much shorter than they might have been otherwise.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 2 to 8 agreed to.

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