§ 10.13 p.m.
§ LORD BESWICK
My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to prolong the duration of certain provisions of the Prices and Incomes Acts 1966 and 1967; to extend the maximum period for which standstills in prices and charges or terms and conditions of employment may be enforced under the powers of those Acts, and to confer further powers for requiring reductions in prices and charges and for the deferment of wages regulation orders and agricultural wages orders; to limit company distributions; to limit rent increases and mitigate certain past rent increases for dwelling-houses, and to 1246 enable rents of local authority housing to be changed without notice to quit being given; and for connected purposes.
I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Lord Beswick.)
§ On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.