Clause 42. — (Accounts of Councils of Boroughs.)

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 page 42, line 17, to leave out from "The," to "shall," in line 19, and to insert: following authorities, that is to say—

  1. (a) the council of every borough in England or Wales having functions under this Act,
  2. (b) every coast protection board, and
  3. (c) every joint committee appointed under subsection (1) of section three of this Act, not being a committee in whose case all the appointing authorities are authorities in Scotland."
This Amendment, the next one on the Order Paper in page 42, line 20, and that to leave out Clause 43 are "tidying-up" Amendments. Amendments were put down in Committee at a rather late stage, and the effect of the last Amendment is to make the accounts of the joint committee subject to district audit in the same way as are the accounts of the coast protection authorities.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 44, line 5, at end, insert: or to the creation of such rights as are mentioned in section twenty-seven of this Act."—[Mr. Blenkinsop.]

Amendment made: In page 45, line 41, at the end, insert: 'coast protection charge' has the meaning assigned to it by section six of this Act.

Photo of Mr Arthur Blenkinsop Mr Arthur Blenkinsop , Newcastle upon Tyne East

I beg to move, in page 45, line 45, at the end, insert: and includes the sowing or planting of vegetation for the said purpose. This is to make clear that coast protection work includes the sowing or planting of marram grass, pine trees or anything else that may be of assistance in stabilising beach defences. Again, it is a matter which was raised in Committee.

Amendment agreed to.