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Clause 21—(Application Of Electricity Supply Acts To Board)

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 6 May 1943

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I beg to move, in page 14, line 5, after the first "Act," to insert:

and any scheme approved and confirmed thereunder."
This might be described as a drafting Amendment, but I should like to give a word of explanation about it. Throughout the Electricity Supply Acts there are references from time to time to special Acts of Parliament. These are special Acts conferring powers upon local authorities, companies and so on to produce and distribute electricity. In these specials Acts the detailed construction schemes and so forth are set out, whereas in the present Bill the details are left to the schemes which are to be approved of. The object of the Amendment is to secure that any reference to special Acts will apply not only to this Bill when it becomes an Act but to the distribution and construction schemes which are established under it.

Amendment agreed to.

I beg to move, in page 14, line 8, to leave out from "1899," to the end of the Clause, and to add:

"(2) The provisions of the aforesaid Acts and Schedule as they apply to Scotland shall in relation to the North of Scotland District have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications set forth in the Fifth Schedule to this Act."
The object of this Amendment is to carry out an undertaking given on Second Reading by the Lord Advocate that the modifications and adaptations of the Electricity Supply Acts which are to be incorporated in this Bill and applied to this Board should be laid down in a Schedule instead of being made by Regulations.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.