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Clause 15—(Time For Taking Effect Of The Street Works Code, And Exclusion Of Other Statutory Provisions)

Volume 478: debated on Friday 20 October 1950

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I beg to move, in page 23, line 32 at the end, to insert:

"which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament."
On Committee stage the hon. and learned Member for Northants, South (Mr. Manningham-Buller) pointed out to me that while I have power under Section 15 (2, b) to make orders by statutory instrument, I have made no provision to enable the House to pray against them. In this Amendment I have met that point.

I should thank the right hon. Gentleman for this Amendment. It means that if the right hon. Gentleman or his successors seek to do something by statutory instrument to which objection can be taken, hon. Members of this House will have the opportunity of discussing it in the House. I am sure that the conduct of hon. Members on this side of the House has made it quite clear that we do not put down Prayers on the Order Paper unless they are extraordinarily well justified.

Amendment agreed to.

11.45 a.m.