HL Deb 11 May 1993 vol 545 cc1251-2
Lord McColl of Dulwich

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

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Lord McColl of Dulwich.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly.

[THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe) in the Chair.]

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

In the Title:

Lord McColl of Dulwichmoved Amendment No. 1: Line 1, leave out ("empower") and insert ("enable").

The noble Lord said: In moving Amendment No. 1 I should like to deal also with Amendments Nos. 2 and 3. I am advised that these amendments would make the Title reflect the contents of the Bill more accurately. They in no way alter the substance of the Bill. I beg to move.

Baroness Cumberlege

I should like to thank my noble friend for clarifying the Title of the Bill. I regret though that the Government's position has not changed since the Second Reading of the Bill and, sadly, we still feel unable to support it despite its greater clarity in the Long Title.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Lord McColl of Dulwichmoved Amendments Nos. 2 and 3: Line 1, leave out ("make") and insert ("pay allowances to"). Line 2, leave out from ("persons") to end of line 3.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Title, as amended, agreed to.

House resumed: Bill reported with amendments.

Baroness Trumpington

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now adjourn during pleasure until 8.35 p.m.

Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.

[The Sitting was suspended from 7.42 to 8.35 p.m.]