§ Lords amendment: No. 484, in page 159, line 18, leave out ("pay grants") and insert
§ ("provide financial or other assistance")
§ Mr. Raynsford
The overall effect of the amendments is to ensure that the mayor may give both financial and non-financial assistance—subject to conditions—to cultural institutions and tourism in London. The Government consider that that provision improves the Bill. It gives the mayor full discretion to choose in what form to make assistance available, and with what limitations.
Again, I express my gratitude to the Opposition, who first suggested extending the power in respect of cultural institutions, and whose amendments had been accepted, in spirit, by Third Reading.
§ Lords amendment agreed to.
§ Lords amendments Nos. 485 to 488 agreed to.