HL Deb 20 February 1969 vol 299 c914

My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time. I wish to detain the House for one moment, if I may, to clarify a remark I made as recorded in Hansard on Second Reading, which was to the effect that on New Towns appeals the Minister of Housing and Local Government will see whether he can amend the Order a little to meet the objections. I had in mind those cases where objections relate to the inclusion of a particular piece of land in the proposed designated area. Of course the Minister considers, according to the nature of the objection, whether to make minor changes, or major changes, or, indeed, even to abandon the proposal, as the proposed major extension of Stevenage was in fact abandoned after a public inquiry.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a. —(Lord Kennet.)

On Question, Bill read 3a, and passed.