Clause 10, page 6, line 35, leave out subsection (2) and insert—
(" (2) In subsection (4) of section sixty-four of the Public Health Act, 1936 (which defines the period within which plans must be passed or rejected by the local authority), for the words from one month' to the end of the subsection there shall be substituted the words five weeks or such extended period (expiring not later than two months from the deposit of the plans) as may before the expiration of the five weeks be agreed in writing between the person depositing the plans and the local authority'.")
§ LORD BRECON
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons Amendment No. 2. With the permission of the House, I think it would be better if I were to group together various Amendments and to discuss them all at the same time. Amendment No. 2 is linked with Amendments Nos. 43, 44, 45, 46 and 49. These Amendments enable the period of five weeks within which local authorities are required to give notice of the passing or rejection of building plans to be extended to a period not exceeding two months if, and only if, the developer agrees to the extension before the five-weeks' period is up. In Committee of your Lordships' House the noble Lord, Lord Amulree, expressed an interest in this matter, and the Amendment partly meets the point where both parties agree to the extension.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Brecon.)
§ LORD AMULREE
My Lords, I shall not press the matter any further, other than to accept the insertion of the Amendment which the Commons have made to this Bill.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.