§ [The references are to Bill (No. 108) as first printed for the House of Lords.]
§ Clause 3, page 9, line 6, leave out paragraph (b)
§ The Commons do not insist on their disagreement to the above Amendment, but propose the following consequential Amendment to the Bill:—
Clause 3, page 9, line 43, at end insert:
("Provided that in the case of any draft order providing that a district scheme may be amended so as to provide for empowering the executive board for the district, subject to the consent of the central council, to collect from the owners of coal mines in the district levies for the purpose of facilitating the sale of any class of coal produced in the district the foregoing provisions of this section shall have effect as if for the reference therein to a period of twenty days there were substituted a reference to a period of twenty-five days.")
§ THE SECRETARY of STATE FOR AIR (LORD THOMSON)
My Lords, in view of what has fallen from the noble Marquess, the Leader of the Opposition, I hope it will be unnecessary for me to inflict upon your Lordships a speech upon the Amendment concerning the district levy, and I therefore beg to move that the Commons Amendment be agreed to.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Thomson).
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.