HL Deb 23 December 1920 vol 39 c926

Clause 28, page 27, line 31, at end insert the following new clause:

Delegation of powers by agricultural committees.

Any powers authorised by any Act to be exercised by an agricultural committee may, unless otherwise expressly provided by that Act, be delegated by a committee to a sub-committee.

No member of an agricultural committee shall take part in any decision of the committee which relates to the land of which he is the owner or occupier, or the agent of the owner or occupier, or to any bargain or contract contemplated or entered into by the agricultural committee in which such member is directly concerned.

The Commons propose to amend this Amendment as follows:

Line 2, after ("committee") insert ("other than the power conferred by this section").


This clause was inserted to meet the difficulty expressed by several noble Lords in the course of yesterday's proceedings, where it appeared that possibly a committee might want to delegate all its powers to a subcommittee. That was felt to be an objection, and I promised to see that words were inserted in another place to avoid the difficulty. I have done so and this carries out the promise, I think, that I made to noble Lords on the point.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Lee of Fareham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.