Clause 1 — The Infrastructure Planning Commission
Amendment proposed: No. 339, page 1, line 7 at end insert—
'(2A) Decisions taken by the Commission as part of any function conferred on it shall be subject to confirmation by the Secretary of State.
(2B) The Secretary of State must decide whether or not to confirm any such decision by the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after the day on which the Secretary of State received the decision.'.— [Mr. Grogan.]
Question put, That the amendment be made:—
The House proceeded to a Division.
Michael Lord (Deputy Speaker)
Order. May I say to the House that this is programmed business, and that the amount of time taken to complete that Division was intolerable in the circumstances? I hope that hon. Members will move more quickly through the Division Lobby, should the House decide upon another Division.
I understand that amendments Nos. 340 to 355, tabled in the name of Mr. Betts, have been accepted by the Government. I am therefore prepared to select them for separate Division. We will deal first with amendments Nos. 340 and 341.