HL Deb 30 October 1985 vol 467 cc1570-1

3 In the title, line 5, leave out ("and"). The Commons disagreed to the above amendment for the following reason:

4 Because the sole purpose of the Amendment is a paving amendment for Lords Amendment No. 5.

5 Line 5, after ("stocks") insert ("and the control of pharmaceutical services"). The Commons disagreed to the above amendment for the following reason:

6 Because the Amendment inserts words in the Title which does not relate to any provision in the Bill.

All three amendments were consequential to the clause on pharmaceutical services which was deleted from the Bill by your Lordships' House at Third Reading. Therefore they no longer serve any purpose and should be dropped from the Bill.

Moved, That this House do not insist on the said Amendment No. 1, to which the Commons have disagreed for the Reason No. 2—(Lord Cameron of Lochbroom.)

Lord Ross of Marnock

My Lords, I think that it is only right to express appreciation for the Government's action and the action in the Commons in respect of these changes that were consequential on an amendment that I moved on Third Reading. It shows that the Government accept the will of this House.

Lord Taylor of Gryfe

My Lords, I should like to congratulate the Government on accepting this very wise amendment and also to pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Ross of Marnock, for keeping an eye on the intricacies of this miscellaneous Bill and helping us to arrive at sensible decisions.

On Question, Motion agreed to.