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Clause 169—(General Interpretation Provisions)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 1 July 1954

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Amendment made: In page 98, line 41, leave out from beginning to end of line 3, on page 99.—[ Mr. Joynson-Hicks.]

I beg to move, in page 99, line 3, at the end, to insert:

"minerals" includes stone, slate, clay, gravel, sand and other natural deposits except peat.
This is a definition Clause, and this Amendment is designed to ensure that "minerals" should include not only stone, which we discussed a good deal in Committee, but various other unconsolidated deposits as well.

Amendment agreed to.

Further 'Amendments made: In page 99, line 4, at end, insert:

"notice" means a notice in writing.

In page 99, leave out lines 17 to 19.—[ Mr. Joynson-Hicks.]

I beg to move in page 99, to leave out lines 20 to 22, and to insert:

"railway company" means any persons authorised by an enactment to construct, work or carry on a railway and includes the British Transport Commission, and for the purposes of this definition the expression "enactment" includes a provision of an order or scheme made under or confirmed by an Act.
This is a new definition of a railway company.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 100, line 19, leave out from "of," to "products," in line 20, and insert:

"getting minerals or."

In line 34, leave out subsections (4) and (5).—[ Mr. Joynson-Hicks.]