HC Deb 20 October 1981 vol 10 c235

Amendment made: No. 68, in page 82, line 18, leave out 'fourteen' and insert 'ten'.—[Mr. Peter Rees.]

Mr. Peter Rees

I beg to move amendment No. 69, in page 82, line 23, leave out 'ten' and insert 'six'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendments No. 77 and 79.

Mr. Rees

A number of commentators in this context have said, both during and subsequent to the Committee stage, that 10 years in this context, even 10 calendar years as defined, is too long for this period, and I think that this view commended itself to the Committee. It was therefore in deference to the Committee's views that we put down these amendments, which are designed to reduce the period of 10 years to six years.

Amendment agreed to.

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