§ 3. Before giving an authorization under Section two of this Act the confirming authority shall consider any representations duly made to the authority.
The LORD CHANCELLOR moved to add to paragraph 3:
and as soon as may be after the authorization has been given or the decision has been taken to refuse it the confirming authority shall send to any person who has made representations with respect thereto specifying an address for the purposes of this paragraph, notification thereof in a registered letter by post to the address specified.
The noble and learned Lord said: My Lords, this is the result of an undertaking we gave to my noble friend Lord Llewellin to look into the matter. He asked that the person concerned should be notified by the Minister and your Lordships will see that we have dealt with that satisfactorily by saying that the Minister has to give notice as soon as may be of the decision he has come to. I beg to move.
Page 23, line 33, at end, insert the said words.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ VISCOUNT SWINTON
My Lords, my noble friend Lord Llewellin has a number of meetings in the country and could not be here to-day. He wishes me to express his regret.
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.781
§ Sixth Schedule [Enactments repealed]:
§ THE LORD CHANCELLOR moved to insert:
|"The Police Act, 1946. (9 & 10 Geo. 6. c.).||In Section five, in subsection (3), after the words "Local Government Act, 1933," there shall be inserted the words "and the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) Act, 1946."|
|In Section fifteen, the words "by means of an order made by the council and confirmed" shall cease to have effect."|
Page 38, line 32, at end insert the said words.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.
§ Then (Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended) Bill read 3a, with the Amendments, and passed, and returned to the Commons.