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Clause 4-(Advertisements)

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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Lords Amendment: In page 7, leave out lines 12 to 17, and insert:

(4) After consultation with the Authority the Postmaster-General may make regulations by Statutory Instrument amending, repealing, or adding to the provisions of the said Schedule.

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is purely a drafting Amendment which reduces considerably the wording used in the original draft. It has no other significance, and all I can do is to express my gratitude to an old colleague of ours, now Lord Silkin, who found this way of reducing the number of words.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 7, leave out lines 18 to 22.

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

Without, I hope, transgressing the previous Ruling, I ask hon. Members to look at but not to discuss the Amendment to page 8, line 22, and the insertion of the words "this section" that is made there. This Amendment is also a purely drafting Amendment.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In line 46, after "needs" insert "or objects."

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is the Amendment which was connected with the Amendment in page 6, line 42, which we discussed so fully. In view of our discussion and the connection between the two, I need only move our agreement with the present Amendment formally.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 8, line 22, leave out from "under" to second "the" in line 23 and insert "this section."

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is the Amendment to which I referred a moment ago and is really consequential.

Question put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 8, divide Clause 5 into two clauses, the first to consist of subsections (1) to (4) inclusive, and the second to consist of subsections (5) to (8) inclusive.

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

I hope that the House will agree that this drafting Amendment makes the Bill easier to follow by dividing Clause 5 into two separate Clauses.

Question put, and agreed to.