HL Deb 14 November 1988 vol 501 cc841-2

Schedule 6, Page 117, line 34, at end insert: (" .In Schedule 6, paragraph 3(3)(b) shall be omitted ").

The Commons agree to this amendment and propose the following consequential amendment to the Bill:

Schedule 6,Page 45, line 45, leave out ("and").

Schedule 6,Page 46, line 3, at end insert— ("and (d) varying the grounds on which the Secretary of State may remove a member of the Housing Corporation from office").

Schedule 6,Page 154, line 58, column 3, at end insert—

("In Schedule 6, paragraph 3(3)(b) ").

The Earl of Caithness

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their consequential amendments to the Bill en bloc. The amendment to Schedule 6 was accepted by the Government at Third Reading in response to the argument that it was unnecessary for the Secretary of State to take a power to remove any board member of the Housing Corporation on the grounds of mental or physical incapacity. The amendments now proposed in another place are simply consequential amendments necessary to give proper legal effect to the amendment put forward in this House and accepted by the Government.

Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in their consequential amendments to the Bill en bloc.—(The Earl of Caithness.)

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

My Lords, I rise to speak to this amendment in order to say what I neglected to mention when we discussed the previous amendments. When I criticised the timetable Motion that the Government put before another place I neglected to pay tribute to my honourable and right honourable friends for their persistence, assiduity and skill when they attacked those of your Lordships' amendments with which they disagreed. I do not believe that it justified a timetable Motion, but it should be recorded that right up to the very last this Bill had the most expert attention from another place.

On Question, Motion agreed to.