HL Deb 30 October 1975 vol 365 c705

[No. 12]

Clause 1, page 3, line 12, at end insert— ("(8A) Subject to paragraph 9(3) of Schedule 3 below, when the Secretary of State gives a direction under this section in connection with the Agency's functions under subsection (3)(b) or (bb) above, he shall either—

  1. (a) lay a copy of the direction before each House of Parliament within 28 days of giving it; or
  2. (b) lay a copy later, but lay with it a statement of the reason why a copy was not laid within 28 days.")


My Lords, I Deg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 12. I will, if I may, speak to Amendment No. 55 at the same time. These Amendments meet points made by noble Lords opposite with regard to the publication of directions given to the Agency and follow the Industry Bill precedent.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Lovell-Davis.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.