§ [Nos. 2 and 3]
Clause 1, page 1, line 20. leave out from beginning to "functions" in line 22 and insert—
(b) on the chief officer of any aerodrome constabulary.
Page 2, line 17, at end insert—
'aerodrome constabulary' means, in relation to an aerodrome owned or managed by the Board of Trade, the special constables appointed under section 37 of the Civil Aviation Act 1949 and, in relation to an aerodrome owned or managed by a local authority, any body of constables which the authority have power to maintain at that aerodrome.
§ LORD BESWICK
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 2 and 3. I hope it will be to the convenience of the House if we take Amendments 2 and 3 together. They meet a point brought forward by the Opposition in another place: namely, to avoid a confusion about the use of the wordspecial "in relation to constables, and in order to make absolutely certain that, for example, the Manchester Corporation, who have a force of special constables (under Section 18 of the Manchester Corporation Act 1954) would be able to appoint suitable aerodrome constabulary who would not be special constables, in the ordinary meaning of the word. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments (Nos. 2 and 3). (Lord Beswick.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.