§ 8 Clause 3, page 3, line 36, at end insert "or to any other relevant company not being a relevant company of British Shipbuilders, as the case may be"
§ 9 Clause 3, page 3, line 40, at end insert "or the other relevant company in question"
§ 10 Page 4, line 2, at end insert "or the other relevant company in question, as the case may be."448
§ The Commons disagreed to the above Amendments for the following Reason:
§ 11 Because they would involve charges on public funds, and the Commons do not offer any further Reason, trusting that the above Reason may be deemed sufficient.
§ 7.28 p.m.
§ Lord McCLUSKEY
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth not insist on its Amendments Nos. 8 to 10 to which the Commons have disagreed for the Reason numbered 11.
I have nothing to add. I hope the House will forgive me if I do not follow the speeches by going into the merits of the matter, for this reason. I made my position as clear as I could at the time and I do not think I can help matters by reiterating what I said then. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the House doth not insist on their Amendments Nos. 8 to 10 to which the Commons have disagreed for the Reason numbered 11 .—(Lord McCluskey.)
Lord CAMPBELL of CROY
My Lords, I entirely understand the position taken by the noble and learned Lord, Lord McCluskey, and particularly after his tour de force earlier today on the Scotland Bill we would not expect him to restate his position, which we know. He has been an advocate for a Department with whose dealings he would not normally be concerned, and I think he put the case plainly and frankly when the Bill was going through your Lordships' House. We are only sorry that the decision was taken elsewhere and has resulted in these Amendments not being accepted.
§ Lord STRABOLGI
My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now adjourn during pleasure until ten minutes past eight o'clock.
§ [The Sitting was suspended from 7.29 p.m. until 8.10 p.m.]