HL Deb 08 July 1959 vol 217 cc927-8

Clause 1, page 2, line 3, leave out from "Minister" to end of line 6 and insert ("by instrument in writing— (a) shall on granting the licence, and may from time to time thereafter, attach to the licence such conditions as may appear to the Minister to be necessary or desirable in the interests of safety, whether in normal circumstances or in the event of any accident or other emergency on the site, which conditions may in particular include any provision—")


My Lords, with your Lordships' permission I should like to speak on Amendments Nos. 4 and 5 together. The purpose of these Amendments to Clause 1 (3) is to ensure (a) that the Minister should have an obligation, and not merely a discretion, to attach appropriate safety conditions to a licence; and (b) that safety conditions should cover not only the normal operation of the installation but also the design of the plant to meet an emergency, and the action to be taken, in case an emergency occurs. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Mills.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.