HL Deb 27 March 1961 vol 230 cc1-2

Read 3a.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill do now pass. In doing so I should like to say a few words, because this is the first General Powers Bill to be passed by the House since the introduction of the Public Health Bill, which, as your Lordships will remember, contains a considerable number of clauses, many of them model clauses, which have been incorporated from time to time over the years in Private Bills. Out of the 124 clauses in the Poole Corporation Bill, 32 are clauses which, provided that the Public Health Bill becomes law in this Session, I anticipate it will be possible for the Promoters to ask leave to withdraw before the Bill is passed through another place. In view of the possible economies which may be effected in this way, I thought it might be of interest to your Lordships to know. In future Sessions, of course, again provided that the Public Health Bill is then law, it will be possible for similar clauses to be left out of Private Bills without its being in any way to the detriment of the Promoters.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Merthyr.)

On Question, Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.