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Schedule 2—(Departments And Auth- Orities Subject To Investigation)

Volume 739: debated on Tuesday 24 January 1967

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I beg to move Amendment No. 32, in page 11, line 36, at the end to insert 'Land Commission'.

I can deal with the Amendment very shortly. In Committee the Financial Secretary undertook to deal with this matter. I have put down the Amendment to enable him to do so.

It is quite correct that I undertook to move this Amendment in due time, but the time is not yet due. We cannot insert this Amendment in the Bill unless and until the Land Commission Bill becomes an Act of Parliament before this one has completed its various stages. If that does not happen, we would then include the Land Commission in Schedule 2 by means of an order. It may be possible to make this Amendment in another place, but we cannot do it now.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendments made: No. 20, in page 11, line 38, at end insert:

'Lord President of the Council's Office'.

No. 22, in page 12, line 15, at end insert:

2. The reference to the Lord President of the Council's Office does not include the Privy Council Office.—[Mr. Crossman.]

I beg to move Amendment No. 24, in page 12, line 37, at the end to insert:

7. In relation to any function exercisable by a department or authority for the time being listed in this Schedule which was previously exercisable on behalf of the Crown by a department or authority not so listed, the reference to the department or authority so listed includes a reference to the other department or authority.
This is to meet a point which was raised in Committee and to make it clear that, where there has been a transfer of functions from a department which has ceased to exist to a present Department, the Commissioner's powers in relation to the present Department will include those transferred functions.

Amendment agreed to.