§ Clause 14, page 18, line 3. The Commons have re-inserted Clause 14 (which was formally omitted by the Lords, on Third Reading, as a Privilege Amendment) in the following form:
§ (". Such part of the expenses incurred by or in connection with the roads department of the Ministry of Transport as the Minister may from time to time, with the consent of the Treasury, determine to be expenses incurred in the carrying into effect of this Act shall be paid out of the Road Fund, and there shall be included in the expenses to be so paid such charges in respect of superannuation and other allowances and gratuities payable on death or retirement as the Minister with the like consent may determine.
§ (2) The power of the Minister to make advances under Section eight of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909, shall include power to make such advances for the purpose of meeting expenditure incurred by reason of the coming into force of restrictions under Section one of this Act, and Part II of that Act shall have effect accordingly.
§ (3) Any expenses incurred by the council of a borough or of an urban district in the exercise of functions as respects county roads exercisable by them under Section one of this Act, or in respect of the exercise of such functions on their behalf by a county council, shall be deemed for the purposes of Section thirty-three of the Local Government Act, 1929, to be expenses of an improvement of a road, not being expenses in connection with the maintenance and repair thereof, but no expenses incurred by any such council under Section two of this Act shall be deemed for the purposes of that section to be part of the cost of the maintenance and repair or of an improvement of a road.
§ (4) Where an order is made by the Minister under the last foregoing section, empowering a county council to act on behalf, and at the expense, of the council of 1067 a borough or of an urban district, the order may apply any of the provisions of Section sixty-three of the Local Government Act, 1894, with such modifications and adaptations as appear expedient.
§ (5) The council of any county may contribute towards any expenses incurred by the council of a county district under this Act or under Section sixty-eight of the Public Health Act, 1925, and the council of any county district may contribute towards any expenses incurred by the council of another county district or by a county council under this Act.")
§ THE EARL OF PLYMOUTH
My Lords, except for the addition of subsection (1) the clause is in the same terms as Clause 14 of the Bill. The new subsection (1) provides that the expenses incurred by the Roads Department of the Ministry in the carrying of the Act into effect shall be paid out of the Road Fund. This is the usual provision inserted in Acts which throw additional responsibility and duties on to the Roads Department. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons Amendment.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Earl of Plymouth.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.