Clause 17. — (Notification to Coast Protection Authority of Coast Protection Work to Be Carried Out by Certain Authorities.)

Orders of the Day — COAST PROTECTION BILL [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Blenkinsop Mr Arthur Blenkinsop , Newcastle upon Tyne East 12:00, 25 October 1949

I beg to move, in line 32, after "work," to insert:

  1. "(a) by a coast protection authority;
  2. (b) by any body or person upon whom any powers or duties relating to the protection of land have been conferred or imposed by or under any enactment other than this Act;

(c) by a highway authority for the protection of a highway;

(d) by the British Transport Commission, or an Executive established by or under section five of the Transport Act, 1947, for the protection of a railway; or


This is consequential.

Question proposed "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."

Mr. Speaker:

Will the right hon. Gentleman now move his Amendment to the proposed Amendment or will he divide against this one?

Mr. Hudson:

I beg formally to move, as an Amendment to the proposed Amendment, in line 2, after "person," to insert: other than a river board or other drainage authority.

Question put, "That those words be there inserted in the proposed Amendment."

The House divided: Ayes, 110; Noes, 214.

Division No. 258.]AYES[4.11 p.m.
Agnew, Cmdr. P. G.Head, Brig. A. H.Rayner, Brig. R.
Amory, D. HeathcoatHollis, M. C.Reed, Sir S. (Aylesbury)
Assheton, Rt. Hon. R.Holmes, Sir J. Stanley (Harwich)Roberts, P. G. (Ecclesall)
Barlow, Sir J.Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport)Robertson, Sir D. (Streatham)
Baxter, A. B.Hulbert, Wing-Cdr. N. J.Robinson, Roland (Blackpool, S.)
Beamish, Maj. T. V. H.Hutchison, Lt.-Cm. Clark (E'b'rgh, W.)Ropner, Col. L.
Birch, NigelHutchison, Col. J. R. (Glasgow, C.)Sanderson, Sir F.
Bowen, R.Jeffreys, General Sir G.Savory, Prof. D. L.
Bower, N.Joynson-Hicks, Hon. L. W.Scott, Lord W.
Boyd-Carpenter, J. A.Keeling, E. H.Shephard, S. (Newark)
Butcher, H. W.Lambert, Hon. G.Shepherd, W. S. (Bucklow)
Byers, FrankLancaster, Col. C. G.Smiles, Lt.-Col. Sir W.
Channon, H.Langford-Holt, J.Smithers, Sir W.
Clarke, Col. R. S.Lindsay, M. (Solihull)Spearman, A. C. M.
Conant, Maj. R. J. E.Lipson, D. L.Spence, H. R.
Cooper-Key, E. M.Lloyd, Maj. Guy (Renfrew, E.)Stewart, J. Henderson (Fife, E.)
Crosthwaite-Eyre, Col. O. E.MacAndrew, Col. Sir C.Stoddart-Scott, Col. M.
Crowder, Capt. John E.McCallum, Maj. D.Strauss, Henry (English Universities)
Davidson, ViscountessMacdonald, Sir P. (I. of Wight)Stuart, Rt. Hon. J. (Moray)
Davies, Rt. Hn. Clement (Montgomery)McFarlane, C. S.Studholme, H. G.
Dodds-Parker, A. D.McKie, J. H. (Galloway)Taylor, Vice-Adm. E. A. (P'dd't'n, S.)
Dower, Col. A. V. G. (Penrith)Maclay, Hon. J. S.Thorneycroft, G. E. P. (Monmouth)
Drewe, C.Macmillan, Rt. Hon. Harold (Bromley)Thornton-Kemsley, C. N.
Duthie, W. S.Maitland, Comdr. J. W.Thorp, Brigadier R. A. F.
Eccles, D. M.Marlowe, A. A. H.Touche, G. C.
Eden, Rt. Hon. A.Marples, A. E.Vane, W. M. F.
Elliot, Lieut.-Col. Rt. Hon. WalterMarshall, D. (Bodmin)Wakefield, Sir W. W.
Erroll, F. J.Maude, J. C.Ward, Hon. G. R.
Fleming, Sqn.-Ldr. E. L.Mellor, Sir J.Webbe, Sir H. (Abbey)
Fletcher, W. (Bury)Morris, Hopkin (Carmarthen)Wheatley, Colonel M. J. (Dorset, E.)
Fraser, H. C. P. (Stone)Morrison, Maj. J. G. (Salisbury)Williams, C. (Torquay)
Fyfe, Rt. Hon. Sir D. P. M.Mott-Radclyffe, C. E.Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
Galbraith, Cmdr. T. D. (Pollok)Nevan-Spence, Sir B.Winterton, Rt. Hon. Earl
Glyn, Sir R.Peake, Rt. Hon. O.Young, Sir A. S. L. (Partick)
Gomme-Duncan, Col. A.Peto, Brig. C. H. M.
Granville, E. (Eye)Pickthorn, K.TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Grimston, R. V.Prior-Palmer, Brig. O.Brigadier Mackeson and
Harvey, Air-Comdre. A. V.Raikes, H. V.Colonel Bromley-Davenport.
Adams, Richard (Balham)Fraser, T. (Hamilton)Pannell, T. C.
Albu, A. H.Gallacher, W.Pargiter, G. A.
Allen, A. C. (Bosworth)Ganley, Mrs. C. S.Parkin, B. T.
Anderson, A. (Motherwell)Gilzean, A.Paton, Mrs. F. (Rushcliffe)
Attewell, H. C.Glanville, J. E. (Consett)Paton, J. (Norwich)
Attlee, Rt. Hon. C. R.Gooch, E. G.Platts-Mills, J. F. F.
Austin, H. LewisGoodrich, H. E.Popplewell, E.
Awbery, S. S.Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Wakefield)Porter, E. (Warrington)
Ayrton Gould, Mrs. B.Greenwood, A. W. J. (Heywood)Porter, G. (Leeds)
Balfour, A.Grenfelt, D. R.Pritt, D. N.
Barnes, Rt. Hon. A. J.Grierson, E.Proctor, W. T.
Barstow, P. G.Griffiths, D. (Rother Valley)Pryde, D. J.
Barton, C.Griffiths, W. D. (Moss Side)Randall, H. E.
Battley, J. R.Guest, Dr. L. HadenRankin, J.
Bechervaise, A. E.Gunter, R. J.Reeves, J.
Beswick, F.Haire, John E. (Wycombe)Reid, T. (Swindon)
Bevan, Rt. Hon. A. (Ebbw Vale)Hale, LeslieRobinson, Kenneth (St. Pancras, N.)
Bing, G. H. C.Hamilton, Lieut.-Col. R.Ross, William (Kilmarnock)
Binns, J.Hardy, E. A.Scott-Elliot, W.
Blackburn, A. R.Harrison, J.Segal, Dr. S.
Blenkinsop, A.Henderson, Joseph (Ardwick)Sharp, Granville
Blyton, W. R.Holman, P.Shurmer, P.
Boardman, H.Holmes, H. E. (Hemsworth)Silverman, J. (Erdington)
Bowden, H. W.Houghton, DouglasSilverman, S. S. (Nelson)
Braddock, Mrs. E. M. (L'pl, Exch'ge)Hoy, J.Simmons, C. J.
Braddock, T. (Mitcham)Hudson, J. H. (Ealing, W.)Skeffington-Lodge, T. C.
Bramall, E. A.Hughes, Emrys (S. Ayr)Skinnard, F. W.
Brook, D. (Halifax)Hughes, Hector (Aberdeen, N.)Smith, Ellis (Stoke)
Broughton, Dr. A. D. D.Hughes, H. D. (W'lverh'pton, W.)Smith, H. N. (Nottingham, S.)
Brown, George (Belper)Hynd, H. (Hackney, C.)Smith, S. H. (Hull, S. W.)
Brown, T. J. (Ince)Hynd, J. B. (Attercliffe)Snow, J. W.
Bruce, Maj. D. W. T.Irvine, A. J. (Liverpool)Solley, L. J.
Burden, T. W.Jeger, Dr. S. W. (St. Pancras, S. E.)Sorensen, R. W.
Butler, H. W. (Hackney, S.)Jenkins, R. H.Soskice, Rt. Hon. Sir Frank
Carmichael, JamesJohnston, DouglasSparks, J. A.
Chamberlain, R. A.Keenan, W.Swingler, S.
Champion, A. J.Kinley, J.Sylveater, G. O.
Chater, D.Kirkwood, Rt. Hon. D.Symonds, A. L.
Chetwynd, G. R.Lee, F. (Hulme)Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)
Cluse, W. S.Lee, Miss J. (Cannock)Thomas, D. E. (Aberdare)
Cobb, F. A.Leonard, W.Thorneycroft, Harry (Clayton)
Cocks, F. S.Lewis, A. W. J. (Upton)Thurtle, Ernest
Coldrick, W.Lipton, Lt.-Col. M.Tiffany, S.
Collick, P.Logan, D. G.Timmons, J.
Collindridge, F.Longden, F.Tolley, L.
Colman, Miss G. M.Lyne, A. W.Ungoed-Thomas, L.
Cooper, G.McAdam, W.Vernon, Maj. W. F.
Corlett, Dr. J.McGhee, H. G.Viant, S. P.
Cove, W. G.Mack, J. D.Wallace, G. D. (Chislehurst)
Crawley, A.McKay, J. (Wallsend)Wallace, H. W. (Walthamstow, E.)
Daggar, G.McLeavy, F.Warbey, W. N.
Daines, P.MacPherson, Malcolm (Stirling)Watkins, T. E.
Davies, Edward (Burslem)Macpherson, T. (Romford)Watson, W. M.
Davies, Ernest (Enfield)Mainwaring, W. H.Webb, M. (Bradford, C.)
Davies, Harold (Leek)Mallalieu, E. L. (Brigg)Wells, P. L. (Faversham)
Davies, Haydn (St. Pancras, S. W.)Mallalieu, J. P. W. (Huddersfield)Wells, W. T. (Walsall)
Davies, R. J. (Westhoughton)Mann, Mrs. J.West, D. G.
Davies, S. O. (Merthyr)Manning, Mrs. L. (Epping)Wheatley, Rt. Hn. John (Edinb'gh, E.)
Deer, G.Mathers, Rt. Hon. GeorgeWhiteley, Rt. Hon. W.
Delargy, H. J.Mellish, R. J.Wigg, George
Dodds, N. N.Monslow, W.Wilkins, W. A.
Driberg, T. E. N.Morgan, Dr. H. B.Willey, F. T. (Sunderland)
Dumpleton, C. W.Morris, Lt.-Col. H. (Sheffield, C.)Williams, Ronald (Wigan)
Edwards, Rt. Hon. N. (Caerphilly)Mort, D. L.Williams, W. T. (Hammersmith, S.)
Evans, Albert (Islington, W.)Moyle, A.Williams, W. R. (Heston)
Evans, E. (Lowestoft)Nally, W.Willis, E.
Evans, John (Ogmore)Naylor, T. E.Woodburn, Rt. Hon. A.
Ewart, R.Neal, H. (Claycross)Woods, G. S.
Fairhurst, F.Nichol, Mrs. M. E. (Bradford, N.)Wyatt, W.
Fernyhough, E.Oldfield, W. H.Yates, V. F.
Follick, M.Orbach, M.
Forman, J. C.Paget, R. T.TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Mr. Pearson and Mr. Hannan.

Proposed words there inserted in the Bill.

Mr. Speaker:

I understand that the rest of the Amendments to this Clause are merely for tidying purposes, and as the one contentious point has been removed, if there is no objection I will put the Amendments page by page.

Further Amendments made: In page 21, line 33, leave out lines 33 to 38, and insert: (2) Work excluded from the operation of the last foregoing section by virtue only of paragraphs (b) to (e) of the last foregoing subsection shall not be carried out. In line 40, leave out from "who," to "the," in line 41, and insert "contravenes."

In line 43, leave out from "any," to "the," in line 44, and insert "such work as aforesaid."

In page 22, line 16, leave out "Ministers," and insert: Minister and any other Minister, being a Minister. In line 23, after first "the," insert "appropriate."

In line 26, at end, insert "appropriate."

In line 32, at end, insert: (7) Nothing in this section shall prevent any body or person from carrying out, without the provisions of this section having been complied with, any coast protection work which appears to them or him to be urgently necessary for the protection of any land; but where any work is so carried out, being work to which subsection (2) of this section applies, the undertakers shall, before or as soon as possible after the commencement of the work, give to the coast protection authority in whose area the work is carried out notice of the nature of the work. In line 33, leave out "Ministers concerned," and insert "appropriate Minister."

In line 37, leave out from "paragraph," to second "Minister," in line 38, and insert: (b) of subsection (1) of this section, means any. In line 43, leave out "the Minister and."

In page 23, line 1, leave out "the Minister and."

In line 5, leave out "Provided that," and insert: () For the purposes of subsection (4) of this section a Minister shall be deemed to be a Minister concerned if he is the appropriate Minister or, in a case. In line 6, leave out from "authority," to end of line 10 and insert: and the appropriate Minister is not the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, if he is the appropriate Minister or the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. In line 12, after "last," insert "but one."—[Mr. Blenkinsop.]