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§ The JOINT PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Lord Hughes)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Report be now received.
§ Moved, That the Report be now received.—(Lord Hughes)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ Schedule 6 [Minor and consequential amendments]:
§ Lord HUGHES moved to add to the Schedule:
§ Page 61, line 11, at end insert—
§ 48. In paragraph 83 of Schedule 4 (adaptation of enactments)—
- (a) in sub-paragraph (1), after the words "1966" there shall be inserted the words "or Part I of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1969";
- (b) in sub-paragraph (2), for the words "51 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1966" there shall be substituted the words "14 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1969";
- (c) in sub-paragraph (3), for the words "51 (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1966" there shall be substituted the words "14 (4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1969", and for the words "that Act" there shall be substituted the words "the Housing (Scotland) Act 1966".")
§ The noble Lord said: My Lords, this Amendment amends the Post Office Bill, in the light of the provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Bill. Paragraph 83 of Schedule 4 to the Post Office Bill at present contains certain protections for Post Office apparatus affected by procedures under Part III of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1966. Since the provisions relating to clearance areas in Part III of the 1966 Act are being repealed, it is necessary to insert references into the Post Office Bill to housing treatment areas which the Housing (Scotland) Bill introduces. I beg to move.
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.
§ Then, Standing Order No. 41, hiving been suspended (pursuant to the Resolution of July 14), Bill read 3a, with the Amendments.
§ Lord HUGHES
My Lords, in moving that the Bill do now pass, I should like to pay tribute to the way in which it 855 has been dealt with by your Lordships on both sides of the House. I can recall few measures, and certainly no other Scottish Housing Bill in recent times, which has met with a warmer reception and been given such a speedy and unruffled passage through this House. The changes that we have made have been small, but they should all serve to improve the Bill. I hope that the welcome which the Bill has received generally will be a good omen for its effectiveness as an Act. I do not need to stress further the importance which the Government attach to the problems with which the Bill needs to deal. Legislation cannot by itself, of course, solve the problem. Our hope must be that the Bill can provide a framework for co-operation by all concerned—local authorities, owner-occupiers, private landlords, tenants, the building industry and housing associations—in ensuring that we make real progress towards getting rid of the slums which have been with us far too long in Scotland. My Lords, I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Hughes)
§ Lord DENHAM
My Lords, my noble friend Lord Dundee was extremely sorry that he could not be here for the Third Reading. He wished me to say how very much obliged he was to the noble Lord, Lord Hughes, for the very great care with which he has dealt with this Bill.
§ On Question, Bill passed, and returned to the Commons.