HL Deb 30 June 1975 vol 362 c14

3.1 p.m.

Report received.

Clause 6 [Rates—supplementary]:

Baroness YOUNG moved Amendment No. 1: Page 5, line 34, leave out subsection (3).

The noble Baroness said: My Lords, in the absence of my noble and learned friend Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone, I beg to move Amendment No. 1. This and the following Amendments were suggested by the Public Bill Office as being consequential on the Amendments that were passed during the Committee stage of the Bill. The first Amendment is to leave out a subsection because Clause 3, giving power to charge the ratepayers, was omitted in Committee. I beg to move.


My Lords, the House will be grateful to the noble Baroness for having moved these Amendments on behalf of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hailsham, who I believe is now sitting judicially. These Amendments are consequential on, I think, an error of judgment of your Lordships' House in Committee. I would not seek to oppose them now. We shall have to consider them and all the others when the Bill is returned from another place. But I thank the noble Baroness for helping the House in putting some of the errors a little straighter than they were.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Baroness YOUNG

My Lords, I beg to move Amendment No. 2, which also is consequential.

Amendment moved— Page 5, line 43, leave out from ("surcharge") to end of line 1 on page 6.—[Baroness Young.]

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

In the Title:

Baroness Young

My Lords, once again this Amendment is consequential. It has been included, again, on the advice of the Public Bill Office. I beg to move.

Amendment moved— Line 5, leave out from ("made;") to ("and") in line 8.—[Baroness Young.]

On Question, Amendment agreed to.