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Clause 9—(Provisions Where Tenant Shares Accommodation With Other Persons But Not With Landlord)

Volume 462: debated on Monday 7 March 1949

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I beg to move, in page 10, line 35, to leave out from beginning, to "shall," in line 36, and to insert:

"so much of the shared accommodation as is living accommodation."
Again, this is purely for clarification. There was some criticism of this Clause and we believe that this Amendment will enable us to get rather clearer wording.

I trust the Minister will not be so touchy on this occasion, when he finds it necessary, in the statute which he himself conceived and placed upon the Order Paper and has amended considerably on many occasions, to introduce an Amendment for clarification. I trust he will not regard it as some kind of lèse-majesté if the Opposition venture to intervene. We have no objection to this Amendment and we see no reason why it should not be made, but the Minister's view is that interventions by the Opposition are a kind of discourtesy. I think that is one view he would do well to withdraw.

Amendment agreed to.