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Clause 12 (General Powers)

Volume 436: debated on Friday 18 April 1947

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I beg to move, in 8, line 5, after "thereto, to insert:

"(including any treating of raw cotton required for rendering it saleable in the discharge of those functions.)"
I believe that I have already given the House an explanation of this Amendment in my remarks on a previous Amendment which I moved, and which the House accepted. This Amendment is consequential on the Amendment to Clause 1 (3). In the interest of tidy drafting, we omitted these words from the Clause, and we now propose to insert them in a more appropriate place. Perhaps I should explain to those hon. Members who were not in the Committee that the only sort of treatment implied here is that of drying and cleaning the cotton in order to render it saleable as raw cotton. The words already provide that the Commission may deal in raw cotton, and not in any other kind of cotton.

Amendment agreed to.