HL Deb 16 February 1978 vol 388 cc1523-4

3.48 p.m.

The LORD CHANCELLOR (Lord Elwyn-Jones)

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee on Re-commitment on this Bill.

Moved, that the House do now resolve itself into Committee on Re-commitment.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly.

[The Lord Aberdare in the Chair.]

Clauses 1 to 12 agreed to.

Clause 13 [Citation, commencement and extent]:

The LORD CHANCELLOR moved Amendment No. 1: Page 11, line 39, after ("Disposal") insert ("(Amenity)").

The noble and learned Lord said: This is a case of the dust-cart after the Lord Mayor's Show, I fear. This Amendment alters the Short Title of the Bill so as to read, instead of "Refuse Disposal Bill", "Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Bill". It is not, therefore, a revolutionary Amendment. The Bill is derived mainly from Part III of the Civil Amenities Act 1967. The new Title would emphasise that the Bill is concerned with the removal of unsightly rubbish such as abandoned vehicles rather than with the general collection and processing of household and industrial rubbish for health reasons. The Amendment has been discussed with and approved by the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills. I beg to move.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Clause 13, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 1 agreed to.

Remaining Schedule agreed to.

Bill reported with an Amendment.