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Clause 92—Power Of Local Authorities And Statutory Undertakers To Contribute Towards Expenses Of Local Planning Authorities, Etc

Volume 439: debated on Monday 7 July 1947

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1.0 a.m.

I beg to move, in page 101, line 23, to leave out Subsections (2) and (3).

The Subsections proposed to be left out are concerned with the payment of expenses by local authorities. The cases where compulsory contributions under these Subsections would be likely to be made are those of small burghs. This might well be intolerable, and it is for that reason that we have proposed this Amendment. This matter was raised in Committee on one of the very few days when the right hon. and learned Gentleman was absent, but I said then that I had strong views on the subject and promised that I would consult with my hon. Friends. I have done so, and, after consultation, I ask that this part of the Clause might well be dropped.

Amendment agreed to.