Orders of the Day — Festival of Britain (Supplementary Provisions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th November 1949.

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Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Combined English Universities 12:00 am, 29th November 1949

A good deal of the right hon. Gentleman's speech, I thought, was made on the assumption that Clause 6 (1) applied to the works executed in Battersea Park, but if he will look at subsection (3, b) he will see that it says: subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to works in Battersea Park. I think that what we are doing in this Clause is not only serious on the grounds given by my noble Friend, but also attains a very high level of obscurity. I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will consult his advisers. I do not profess to have examined fully the legal implications of this Clause, but I hope that the right hon. Gentleman will be able to amend it so as to make quite obvious what is meant and to meet some of the points of criticism that have been made.