HL Deb 07 December 1978 vol 397 cc311-3

5.7 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a third time.

Having been given the powerful support that I have been given or rather that these Amendments have been given from very powerful speakers and advocates, I am of a mind to press my Amendments and I commend them to the House.

5. p.m.

On Question, Whether the said Amendments shall be agreed to en bloc?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 29; Not-Contents, 60.

Balfour of Inchrye, L. Ilchester, E. Savile, L. [Teller.]
Beaumont of Whitley, L. Ingleby, V. Shinwell, L.
Cockfield, L. Kintore, E. Strathclyde, L.
Coleraine, L. Mancroft, L. Teviot, L.
Falkland, V. Morris, L. Teynham, L.
Fraser of Kilmorack, L. Northesk, E. Vickers, B.
Gainford, L. Onslow, E. Vivian, L.
Glasgow, E. Oxfuird, V. Wakefield of Kendal, L.
Gordon-Walker, L. Pannell, L. Ward of North Tyneside, B.
Houghton of Sowerby, L. Saint Oswald, L. [Teller.]
Aberdare, L. Dowding, L. Peart, L.(L. Privy Seal.)
Abinger, L. Elwyn-Jones, L. (L. Chancellor.) Phillips, B.
Allen of Abbeydale, L. Evans of Hungershall, L. Plant, L.
Alport, L. Gaitskell, B. Rathcreedan, L.
Amherst of Hackney, L. Gardiner, L. Ritchie-Calder, L.
Ampthill, L. Hale, L. Sainsbury, L.
Aylestone, L. Hanworth, V. Sefton of Garston, L.
Banks, L. Henderson, L. Simon, V.
Barrington, V. Hood, V. Spens, L.
Birk, B. Jacques, L. Stedman, B.[Teller.]
Blease, L. Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, B. Stewart of Alvechurch, B.
Brockway, L. Lloyd of Hampstead, L. Stone, L.
Byers, L. Luke, L. Strabolgi, L.
Caccia, L. Marley, L. Strathspey, L.
Cathcart, E. Melchett, L. Thomson of Monifieth, L.
Collison, L, Merrivale, L. Wallace of Coslany, L. [Teller.]
Cooper of Stockton Heath, L. Meston, L. Wells-Pestell, L.
David, B. Mishcon, L. Whaddon, L.
Deramore, L. Nugent of Guildford, L. Wigoder, L.
Douglas of Barloch, L. Oram, L. Wootton of Abinger, B.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a—(Lord Aberdare.)

On Question, Bill read 3a.

Lord ABERDARE moved the following Amendments en bloc:

Clause 60, page 50, line 3, after ("60") insert ("(1)").

Page 50, line 15, at end insert— ("(2) This Part shall not apply to the city of Birmingham.").

Clause 70, page 57, line 5, at end insert— ("(3) This Part shall not apply to the city of Birmingham.").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I hope that I may deal with these Amendments very briefly, as they were the subject of a full debate in this House on 17th July last. The noble Baroness, Lady Young, moved a motion seeking to make these Amendments to the Bill on Third Reading. Their object is to restore to the Bill Amendments, which were refused by a Select Committee, to exclude the city of Birmingham from certain provisions in the Bill. We had a full debate and the House agreed to the Motion in the name of the noble Baroness without a Division, and I undertook to put down these Amendments on Third Reading. I think that I need do no more than to move them en bloc. I beg to move.

On Question, Amendments agreed to.


My Lords, I beg to move that the Bill do now pass.

Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(Lord Aberdare.)

On Question, Bill passed, with the Amendments, and sent to the Commons.