HL Deb 24 July 1973 vol 344 c1765

[No. 3]

Clause 1, page 2, line 23, at end insert— (4A) It shall be the duty of the Council, in the discharge of their functions, to take account, as appropriate, of actual or possible ecological changes.


My Lords, this Amendment was also inserted in another place on Report stage, following an undertaking given by the Minister in Standing Committee. The Bill as it originally stood enabled the Council to have regard to ecological changes, but the Minister accepted the desirability of including a specific reference to the problem of ecological changes in the responsibilities of the Nature Conservancy Council, and the Amendment meets this point. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 3.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Baroness Young.)


Again, my Lords, I do not wish to detain your Lordships, but I am still confused. I could have raised my point on this particular Amendment instead of on the one on which I chose to speak.


My Lords, I am very sorry to interrupt the noble Lord, Lord Zuckerman, but I think we have agreed to Amendment No. 3, and I have not yet moved Amendment No. 4.