HL Deb 25 June 1924 vol 57 c1010

Read 3a (according to Order).

Clause 1:

Extension of powers of Pacific Cable Board.

1.—(1) The Pacific Cable Board may, subject to the approval of each of the Governments represented on the Board, undertake as agents for and at the expense of the Governments of any parts of His Majesty's Dominions any work in connection with telegraphic communication, whether by means of cables or by means of wireless telegraphy, within their existing sphere of operations in the Pacific and Caribbean areas.

Provided that the accounts of any work so undertaken shall be kept separate and distinct from all other accounts of the Board.

LORD ARNOLD moved, in subsection (1), to leave out "in the Pacific and Caribbean areas" and insert "and within the Caribbean area." The noble Lord said: My Lords, it is not necessary for me to say more than a word or two about this Amendment. When the original Amendment was inserted in Committee at the instance of the noble Lord, Lord Banbury of Southam, he was good enough to agree that the wording should be subject to review. The words have now been reviewed and slightly changed, and the noble Lord is also good enough to agree to this change. Therefore, I do not think I need say more in moving the Amendment which stands in my name.

Amendment moved— Page 1, line 12, leave out from ("operations") to the end of line 13, and insert ("and within the Caribbean area").—(Lord Arnold.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill do now pass.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Arnold.)

On Question, Bill passed, with the Amendments, and returned to the Commons.

House adjourned at twenty minutes before six o'clock.