§ [Nos. 39 to 45]
§ Clause 19, page 12, line 7, after ("their") insert ("statutory").
§ Clause 19, page 12, line 8, leave out ("Secretary of State") and insert ("appropriate Minister.")
§ Clause 24, page 14, line 21, at end insert (""the appropriate Minister" in relation to any statutory undertakers in relation to whom it is defined by section 224 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 or any other Act, has the meaning assigned to it by the Act so defining it;")
§ Clause 24, page 14, line 28, leave out from ("undertakers") to end of line 30 and insert—("means—
- (a) persons authorised by virtue of any enactment to carry on any railway, light railway, tramway, road transport, water transport, canal, inland navigation, dock, harbour, pier or lighthouse undertaking, or any undertaking for the supply of electricity, gas, hydraulic power or water, and
- (b) the Civil Aviation Authority, the National Coal Board, the Post Office and any other authority, body or undertakers which by virtue of any enactment are to he treated as statutory undertakers for the purposes of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971;
§ Lord LOVELL-DAVIS
My Lords, with the leave of the House I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 39 to 45 en bloc. These are drafting Amendments. Amendment No. 39 makes it clear that the "undertaking" referred to in Clause 20(5) is a statutory undertaking. Amendment No. 40 is also designed to make it clear that the authority required for the carrying out of works on land held by the statutory undertakers—and to which a statutory undertaker has objected—is that of the Minister responsible for the statutory undertaking in question.
My Lords, Amendment No. 41 adds to the interpretation clause a definition 721 of "appropriate Minister" and Amendment No. 43 extends the definition of "statutory undertakers", which we found to be too restrictive. Amendment No. 42 adds a definition of "holding company". Amendment No. 44 simply adds a definition of "subsidiary" and Amendment No. 45 is a consequential drafting Amendment.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(Lord Lovell-Davis.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.