HL Deb 19 March 1970 vol 308 cc1299-300

BARONESS LLEWELYNDAVIES OF HASTOE rose to move, That the Material Development (Amendment) Regulations 1970, be approved. The noble Baroness said: My Lords, the Regulations which I am about to move, though simple in intent, appear a little complicated in the Statutory Instrument. May I therefore outline, as briefly as possible, the broad intention? May I first say that these Regulations, like the previous Order, have been considered by the Special Orders Committee of the House, who report that they can be passed without any special attention. The Regulations make some relatively minor changes to the original Material Development Regulations, 1967, which were of course approved by your Lordships' House. At present the projects at which the Regulations are directed are generally exempt from the levy for other reasons; nevertheless, they still need to be notified to the Commission. The Regulations are designed to remove the need for notification. It is obviously important to alter a situation which is wasteful of time and effort, and this is what these Regulations seek to do. In these circumstances I hope that they will commend themselves to your Lordships. I beg to move.

Moved, That the Material Development (Amendment) Regulations 1970 be approved.—(Baroness Llewelyn Davies of Hastoe.)


My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness for that explanation, which seems to us quite satisfactory. I am much obliged.

On Question, Motion agreed to.