HL Deb 15 December 1949 vol 165 c1635

Clause 10, page 7, line 29, leave out ("June") and insert ("December").


My Lords, the explanation of this Amendment is as follows. Your Lordships will remember that we go to the nearest round figure in assessing the population of boroughs for the purposes of this clause. If you take 35,000 as the figure, and you are just under 34,500 you go to the 34,000 figure. The population of Wednesbury was 34,500 in December but it is under 34,500 in June; therefore, pressure was put upon us to take the month of December instead of June in order that Wednesbury might find its way into what it regards as its rightful place under the Bill. I am quite prepared to assent to that. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.— (The Lord Chancellor.)


My Lords, I am sure we are all agreeable to this. The Commons have found a similar ingenious way of including Wednesbury as your Lordships found of including Penzance at an earlier stage in the proceedings. I am sure that no one will grudge this to Wednesbury.

On Question, Motion agreed to.