HC Deb 22 July 1985 vol 83 c757

Lords amendment: No. 10, in page 5, line 40, after "applicable" insert "by a court"

Mr. Waddington

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

This amendment complements the reference to judical review added to the Bill in Committee on 2 April, which was accepted on both sides of the House as placing beyond any doubt that it was the task of the tribunal to consider whether the Secretary of State's decision was proper. This further change meets concern expressed in the other place about whether the principles of judical review were sufficiently clear and states expressly that they are the principles that would he applied by the court. Therefore, the amendment does not change the substance of the clause or alter the effect that, in the Government's view, was secured by the earlier change. Hon. Members may see this amendment as a clarification, and in that sense I invite them to agree to it.

Question put and agreed to.

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