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Clause 3—(Settlement Of A Plan And Section To Be A Condition Of Execution Of Major Works)

Volume 478: debated on Friday 20 October 1950

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I beg to move, in page 6, line 14, at the end, to insert:

(7) An authority or managers to whom a plan and section of works are required by this section to be submitted or furnished may accept, as or in lieu of a plan and section thereof, any description thereof, whether in diagram form or not, which appears to them to be sufficient, and references in this Act to a plan and section shall include references to any such description so submitted or furnished to the form of which the authority or managers have not objected within the time limited by the next succeeding section for objection in form to a plan and section submitted.
I think it was the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, South-West (Mr. Powell) who first raised this point. I think the Amendment meets the major point of the discussion we had during the Committee stage.

This Amendment meets the point of the Amendment I proposed during the Committee stage, and it meets it in a much better way. We are obliged to the right hon. Gentleman for dealing with the matter, and the many people who may have to go through this procedure will be obliged to him for providing this short cut.

Amendment agreed to.