[The references are to Bill (No. 53).]
Clause 5, page 3, line 1, at end insert
("in its application to any adjustments consequent on an alteration of boundaries or other change effected after the passing of this Act").
THE EARL OF ONSLOW
My Lords, I beg to move that your Lordships agree with the Commons in their Amendment. It is not quite a drafting Amendment but has reference to the adjustments under Clause 5 of the Bill. As the clause was originally worded it would have applied to any adjustment not settled by the passing of the Act. Some of these matters take a long time to negotiate and, therefore, this Amendment lays it down that the adjustment shall be consequent on an alteration of boundaries or other change effected after the passing of this Act. The point is that they will not be effected until after the passing of this Act. Three or four Bills have gone through Parliament this year containing a clause to that effect, and this will make it applicable to all Bills in future. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Earl of Onslow.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.