HL Deb 23 July 1973 vol 344 c1572

[No. 20]

Clause 12, page 11, line 28, leave out from "information" to end of line 29 and insert "to the Secretary of State under or for the purposes of any provision of the Act of 1958, Part II of the Act of 1967 or this Act;".


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 20. This Amendment widens the unnecessarily restricted ground for intervention in Clause 12(1)(c), so that the furnishing of misleading or inaccurate information to the Secretary of State under, or for the purposes of, any provision contained in the 1958 Act, the 1967 Act or the Bill constitutes a ground for invoking any of the powers in Clauses 13 to 21. The existing wording of Clause 12(1)(c) would permit the invocation of these powers only when the misleading or inaccurate information is furnished in connection with an application for authorisation. This anomaly was overlooked in reformulating the 1967 powers.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Earl of Limerick.)

On Question, Motion agreed.