HL Deb 29 March 1990 vol 517 cc977-8

3.42 p.m.

The Lord Chancellor

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee (on recommitment) on this Bill.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee (on recommitment).— (The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee (on recommitment) accordingly.


Clauses 1 to 13 agreed to.

Clause 14 [Duty of London borough councils to notify Commission]:

The Lord Chancellor moved Amendment No. 1: Page 9, line 27, leave out ("direct the local planning authority to grant") and insert ("give the local planning authority directions as to the granting of).

The noble and learned Lord said: The purpose of this amendment is to widen the wording of Clause 14 (2) (a) slightly so that it corresponds more closely with paragraph 6 (2) of Schedule 11 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 from which it is derived. It enables the commission not only to direct that listed building consent be granted but also to direct that it be subject to specified conditions. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 14, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clauses agreed to.

Schedules 1 to 3 agreed to.

Schedule 4 [Further provisions as to exercise of functions by different authorities]:

The Lord Chancellor moved Amendments Nos. 2 and 3: Page 62, line 32, after ("to") insert ("sections 4, 6, 7 and 8 of the principal Act (which make provision as to the exercise of planning functions in National Parks, enterprise zones, urban development areas and housing action areas) and to"). Page 62, line 43, after (" (1) ") insert ("Subject to sections 4 (3) and (4), 6, 7 and 8 of the principal Act").

The noble and learned Lord said: These are drafting amendments designed to make clear that paragraphs 2 and 4 (1) of this schedule are subject to certain provisions of the Town and Country Planning Bill. I beg to move the amendments en bloc.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 4, as amended, agreed to.

House resumed: Bill reported with amendments.