HL Deb 04 July 1967 vol 284 c496

My Lords, the Schedule to this Bill consists of a Provisional Order made under the London Government Act 1963. It is the first Order of its kind. The effect of the Provisional Order, which has been prepared in consultation with the Greater London Council and the London borough councils, is to apply to the whole of the Greater London Council area the code of conduct for parks and open spaces which the London County Council had from 1935. I beg to move that the Bill be read a second time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Kennet.)


My Lords, the 1963 Act was controversial, but so far as I am aware everybody concerned would think that this was one of the satisfactory outcomes of it: that one had a single code for all the parks and open spaces. I understand from what the noble Lord said that the contents of this Order are acceptable to the Greater London Council and all the borough councils concerned. He used the word "consultation", but my information is that it is entirely acceptable, and I should have thought that it was a great advance for the benefit of the local authorities and the public that there should be a universal code throughout Greater London.

On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to the Committee on Unopposed Bills.