HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c83

Lords amendment: No. 10, in page 18, line 31, leave out ("60(8)") and insert ("70(8)")

Mr. Meale

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

As we heard earlier, this is a minor drafting amendment. The hon. Member for Taunton (Jackie Ballard) pointed out in Committee that the reference to section 60 of the Greater London Authority Bill was incorrect. We undertook to change the reference, but to do so at a later stage, in case there were further numbering changes to that Bill. We are now inserting the correct reference to section 70.

Mr. Woodward

We have little to say about the amendment, except to commiserate with Ministers that, after the Department has been so singularly unlucky and won so few Bills, it still manages to be incompetent and get the numbering wrong. None the less, we are pleased that it has finally put its house in order as it prepares for the summer, and we shall not oppose the amendment.

Lords amendment agreed to.

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