§ Sir George Young
I beg to move amendment No. 44, in page 84, line 13, at end insert—', paragraph 2 of Schedule 4'.This is a technical amendment. Paragraph 21 of schedule 1 deals with the transitional period between 1 April 1986 and the issuing of a commencement order for a local planning authority to begin preparing a unitary development plan. It provides that the London boroughs 604 and metropolitan districts will be empowered to continue local plan work, which picks up the point made by the hon. Member for Barnsley, West and Penistone (Mr. McKay) a few moments ago.
Paragraph 21(2) sets out the necessary powers from the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 for them to do so. As it stands, the paragraph inadvertently omits paragraph 2 of schedule 4 of the 1971 Act which exempts a London borough which wishes to undertake a review or survey of a development in its area from considering matters which the GLC has already reviewed or surveyed. The amendment inserts "paragraph 2 of schedule 4" and it will ensure that the London boroughs have full powers to continue their local planning work during the transitional period. I urge the House to accept the amendment.
§ Amendment agreed to.