HL Deb 25 July 1973 vol 344 c1829

2.49 p.m.


My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to confer on the local community for the benefit of which an educational foundation was endowed an option to purchase or otherwise acquire land or property disposed of by the governing body of that foundation.

I should explain that this Bill is in substitution for the Endowed Schools Act (Amendment) Bill which I introduced on July 17 of this Session. Accordingly, if the Motion for the First Reading of the Education (Amendment) Bill is agreed to, I will ask leave to withdraw my original Bill. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Lord Clifford of Chudleigh.)

On Question, Bill read 1aand to be printed.