§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Lord Gainford.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly:
§ [The EARL OF ONSLOW in the Chair.]
§ Clause 1 agreed to.
§ Clause 2 [Amendment of s. 38. of 13 & 14 Geo. 5, c. 16]:
§ LORD GAINFORD
There are three Amendments to this Clause. The first two are only drafting, and the object of 64 the third is to meet the point raised on the Second Reading by the noble Lord, Lord Hamilton of Dalzell. The point which he raised was that though the Bill was an uncontroversial Bill certain fishermen would be deprived of their rights of fishing. I understand that the Amendments, which have been drafted by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, meet the noble Lord's points. All parties are agreed, therefore, and I now beg to move the first two Amendments, which are drafting.
§ Amendments moved—
Clause 2, page 1, leave out lines 14 to 18 and insert:
("The following amendments shall be made in Section thirty-eight of the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act, 1923 (which section specifies the matters which may be provided for by an order made under Section thirty-seven of that Act):
(a) in subsection (1), after paragraph (k), there shall be inserted the following paragraph")
Clause2, page 2, leave out lines 1 and 2 and insert:
("(b) at the end of subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following proviso:—").—(Lord Gainford.)
§ On Question, Amendments agreed to.
LORD GAINFORD moved to insert at the end of the clause:
(c) at the end of the section there shall be added the following subsection:—
'(4) An order under this Part of this Act for the regulation of eel fisheries or elver fisheries in any particular area shall not be made unless that order, or a previous order under this Part of this Act which is for the time being in force, contains provisions for securing that the members of any fishery board established within that area under this Act or under any Act repealed by this Act include one or more persons appointed by the Minister as representing the interests of persons who carry on in that area the business of fishing for eels and elvers otherwise than with rod and line.'
§ The noble Lord said: I beg to move.
Page 2, line 8, at end insert the said paragraph.—(Lord Gainford.)
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.
LORD HAMILTON OF DALZELL
Before the clause passes I should like to thank the noble Lord and Lord Mount 65 Temple for their help in securing the passage of the Bill, and in meeting the point which I raised on the Second Reading.
§ Clause 2, as amended, agreed to.
§ Remaining clauses agreed to.