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Regulation Of Functional Work

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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Amendments made: No. 34, in page 7, line 36, leave out from 'work' to end of line 37 and insert

'of any description unless they have first prepared a written statement—
  • (a) of the amount which they will credit to their DLO revenue account in respect of carrying out the work or of carrying out work of that description which they intend or expect to carry out; or
  • (b) of a method by which they intend that the amount to be so credited shall be calculated'.
  • No. 35, in page 7, line 38, after 'regulations', insert '( a)'.

    No. 36, in page 7, line 42, at end insert and

    (b) specify other conditions with which a local authority or development body must

    Division No. 387]


    [10.27 pm

    Alton, DavidFoster, DerekPrice, Christopher (Lewisham West)
    Archer, Rt Hon PeterGraham, TedRace, Reg
    Atkinson, Norman (H'gey, Tott'ham)Grant, John (Islington C)Richardson, Jo
    Barnett, Guy (Greenwich)Hamilton, W. W. (Central Fife)Roberts, Ernest (Hackney North)
    Beith, A. J.Harrison, Rt Hon WalterRodgers, Rt Hon William
    Booth, Rt Hon AlbertHattersley, Rt Hon RoyRoss, Stephen (Isle of Wight)
    Callaghan, Jim (Middleton & P)Haynes, FrankSkinner, Dennis
    Campbell-Savours, DaleHeffer, Eric S.Soley, Clive
    Cartwright, JohnHomewood, WilliamSpearing, Nigel
    Cocks, Rt Hon Michael (Bristol S)Howells, GeraintSpriggs, Leslie
    Crowther, J. S.Lamborn, HarryStoddart, David
    Cryer, BobLamond, JamesStott, Roger
    Cunliffe, LawrenceLeighton, RonaldStrang, Gavin
    Davidson, ArthurLitherland, RobertStraw, Jack
    Davis, Terry (B'rm'ham, Stechford)Maclennan, RobertWainwright, Richard (Coine Valley)
    Dean, Joseph (Leeds West)Marks, KennethWelsh, Michael
    Dixon, DonaldMikardo, IanWigley, Dafydd
    Dormand, JackMitchell, R. C. (Soton, Itchen)Winnick, David
    Douglas, DickMorton, GeorgeWoolmer, Kenneth
    Douglas-Mann, BruceNewens, Stanley
    Dunwoody, Mrs GwynethOakes, Rt Hon GordonTELLERS FOR THE AYES:
    Eastham, KenPark, GeorgeMr. Hugh McCartney and Mr. John Evans.
    Foot, Rt Hon MichaelPenhaligon, David

    Alexander, RichardDorrell, StephenKing, Rt Hon Tom
    Atkins, Rt Hon H. (Spelthorne)Douglas-Hamilton, Lord JamesLamont, Norman
    Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)Dover, DenshoreLawson, Nigel
    Beaumont-Dark, AnthonyDunn, Robert (Dartford)Lester, Jim (Beeston)
    Benyon, Thomas (Abingdon)Eggar, TimothyLloyd, Peter (Fareham)
    Berry, Hon AnthonyElliott, Sir WilliamLyell, Nicholas
    Best, KeithFairgrieve, RussellMacfarlane, Neil
    Biggs-Davison, JohnFaith, Mrs SheilaMac Gregor, John
    Blackburn, JohnFenner, Mrs PeggyMcNair-Wilson, Michael (Newbury)
    Body, RichardFletcher-Cooke, CharlesMajor, John
    Boscawen, Hon RobertForman, NigelMarlow, Tony
    Bottomley, Peter (Woolwich West)Fox, MarcusMather, Carol
    Brinton, TimGarel-Jones, TristanMaude, Rt Hon Angus
    Brooke, Hon PeterGorst, JohnMaxwell-Hyslop, Robin
    Brown, Michael (Brigg & Sc'thorpe)Griffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)Mellor, David
    Browne, John (Winchester)Hampson, Or KeithMoate, Roger
    Bruce-Gardyne, JohnHaselhurst, AlanMorrison, Hon Charles (Devizes)
    Cadbury, JocelynHawksley, WarrenMorrison, Hon Peter (City of Chester)
    Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Heddle, JohnMurphy, Christopher
    Chapman, SydneyHenderson, BarryNeedham, Richard
    Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Heseltine, Rt Hon MichaelNelson, Anthony
    Colvin, MichaelHogg, Hon Douglas (Grantham)Neubert, Michael
    Costain, A. P.Hooson, TomNewton, Tony
    Cranborne, ViscountHowell, Ralph (North Norfolk)Normanton, Tom
    Crouch, DavidHunt, John (Ravensbourne)Onslow, Cranley
    Dean, Paul (North Somerset)Jopling, Rt Hon MichaelPage, Rt Hon Sir R. Graham

    comply, as well as complying with subsection (2) above, before they undertake functional work of any other description.'. —[ Mr. Fox.]

    Amendment proposed: No. 38, in page 7, line 42, at end insert—

    (3B) no regulations made under this part of the Act shall in respect of general highway works or works of new construction other than general highway works require a local authority or a development body to invite offers under subsection 4 of this section, in respect of any amount of such works, which in the estimation of the authority or development body will not exceed £250,000.'.—[Mr. Fox.]

    Question put, That the amendment be made:—

    The House divided: Ayes 65, Noes 114.

    Page, Richard (SW Hertfordshire)Spicer, Jim (West Dorset)Walker-Smith, Rt Hon Sir Derek
    Parris, MatthewSquire, RobinWaller, Gary
    Patten, John (Oxford)Stanbrook, IvorWard, John
    Pawsey, JamesStanley, JohnWarren, Kenneth
    Raison, TimothyStevens, MartinWatson, John
    Renton, TimStewart, John (East Renfrewshire)Wells, Bowen (Hert'rd & Stev'nage)
    Rhys Williams, Sir BrandonStradling Thomas, J.Wheeler, John
    Rippon, Rt Hon GeoffreyThomas, Rt Hon Peter (Hendon S)Whitney, Raymond
    Rossi, HughThorne, Neil (Ilford South)Winterton, Nicholas
    Sainsbury, Hon TimothyTownend, John (Bridlington)
    St. John-Stevas, Rt Hon NormanTownsend, Cyril D. (Bexleyheath)TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
    Shelton, William (Streatham)Viggers, PeterMr. John Cope and Mr. David Waddington.
    Speed, KeithWakeham, John
    Speller, Tony

    Question accordingly negatived.

    Amendments made:

    No. 40, in page 8, line 1, after '(3)', insert '( a)'.

    No. 41, in page 8, line 9, at end add—

    '(4A) The Secretary of State may by regulations specify for the purposes of subsection (4)(a) above a number of persons different from three.'.

    No. 42, in page 8, line 12, leave out from 'written' to 'with' in line 14 and insert

    'statement which they are required to prepare under subsection (2) above is a statement consistent'.

    No. 43, in page 8, line 15, at end add—

    '(5A) Where—
  • (a) a local authority or development body are required to comply with conditions specified in regulations made by virtue of subsection (3)(b) above; and
  • (b) the conditions require them to invite offers to undertake work,
  • the written statement which they are required to prepare under subsection (2) above is a statement consistent with conditions corresponding to those specified in the invitation.'.—[Mr. Fox.]