§ Lords amendment: No. 41, in page 54, line 3, leave out "25 per cent." and insert "the specified proportion".699
§ Mr. Corbyn
I do not disagree with the amendment, but I believe that the principle is ridiculous. Local authorities should not be penalised by the director, who is not answerable to the people of London. A fundamentally undemocratic principle is being foisted on the House, yet again. Although I accept the modification of the original proposal because it is not as bad as it might have been, it does not mean that we willingly accept the principle of the right of the director to penalise local authorities.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords amendment agreed to.