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New Clause 4

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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Transfer Of Powers With Respect To General Orders Of Exemption In London

'In section 74(6) of the principal Act (discharge of power to make exemption orders in City of London and metropolitan police district)—
  • (a) after the word "district", in the first place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words "subsection (4) of"; and
  • (b) for the word "references", there shall be substituted, in the first place where it occurs, the words, "the reference" and in the second and third places where it occurs, the words "a reference".'. — [Mr.Douglas Hogg.]
  • Brought up, and read the First time.

    I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

    This is a rather curious and narrow clause which will commend itself to the House and, therefore, I shall deal with it briefly. General orders of extension are, except in London, dealt with by justices. In London, they are dealt with by the two commissioners of police. There does not appear to be a good reason why the two commissioners of police in London should deal with the general orders of exemption. They do not want to continue to do so and justices are willing to undertake the burden. I therefore commend the new clause to the House.

    Question put and agree to.

    Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.