I hasten to reassure the Committee that I am not rising to oppose or criticise the Amendment to the Schedule, which is consequential on a previous new Clause, but it is appropriate to suggest for the consideration of the Minister that it might be possible to follow in this Bill the valuable precedent set in the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947. This Schedule refers to amendments of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, and, in addition to the amendments to this Act, there are, of course, provisions for the repeal of a very substantial number of Sections of this Act in the ensuing Schedule, and this forms a very close parallel to the case of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, and the Act of the same name of 1947. As a result, I think, of something done in another place, the amended and unrepealed provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, are now set out as a Schedule to the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947.
With respect, Mr. Bowles, I think my comments arise out of the proposal to amend the Schedule, which itself is amending the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, and what I am putting before the Committee is an appropriate method, which has already been effected—
I will now seek to develop the argument I was putting before the Committee on the Amendment to this Schedule. I was in process of trying to draw the attention of the Committee to what I conceive to be a very valuable and useful precedent, and that is the incorporation in the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, of a Schedule setting out the unrepealed and amended portions of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944. That is of great advantage to those who have to make frequent reference to the Statute. They have ready to hand the whole of the existing portions of the previous Act, as amended and as partly repealed by the new Act. I hope the Minister will take it that it is the general opinion of those who have for various reasons to use this Statute that this has been most helpful. There seems to be a parallel case here, as a large number of the Sections of the Rating and Valuation Act, 1925, are being repealed by the provisions of this Bill, and certain other Sections of that Act are amended
I beg to move, in page 101, line 28, column 3, at the beginning, to insert:
In Section seventy-four in Subsection (5) the words from "so however," to the end of the Subsection.
by the provisions of this Bill. It will be a great convenience to those who will use this Measure if the remaining provisions of the 1925 Act, as amended, could be set out as a Schedule in precisely the same way as the amended and unrepealed Sections of the 1944 Act were set out as a Schedule to the 1947 Act.