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§ THE PARLIAMENTARY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT (LORD SANDFORD)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. It is to confirm two Provisional Orders made under the Public Health Act 1875. That Act enables the Secretary of State, at the request of local authorities, to make Orders which require confirmation by Parliament to repeal or amend local Acts and Orders which relate to the same subject matters as are covered by the Act itself.
The purpose of the Melton Mowbray Order is to enable the Council to let any stall, standing, site or other convenience in the cattle market for any period at such rent and on such terms as they may think reasonable. At the moment the Council are restricted to periods not exceeding three years, and this does not accord with present-day practice. The Sheffield Order enables the Corporation, with the approval of the Secretary of State, from time to time to alter the charges which they may levy at their markets. The application for each Order was given wide publicity, but no objections were received. My Lords, I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Sandford.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to the Committee on Unopposed Bills.