Orders of the Day — National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th December 1949.

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Order read for consideration of Lords Amendments.

2 p.m.

Photo of Mr Lewis Silkin Mr Lewis Silkin , Camberwell Peckham

I beg to move, "That the Lords Amendments be now considered."

It will perhaps be convenient if I say straight away that it is proposed to accept all the Lords Amendments. We do not disagree with any of them. There are some 140 Amendments and most of them are of a drafting character, or are consequential on drafting Amendments, or represent improvements in machinery. Perhaps it would be convenient if hon. Members were to ask questions about any Amendments upon which they required further information. Generally, I can assure the House that the Amendments are of a character which is not controversial, but will meet such points as have been made in this House or in the other Chamber.

Consequential Amendment made to the Bill, in page 14, line 22, at the end, by inserting: (d) the expression 'owner' includes any person empowered under this subsection to enter into agreements relating to land."—[Mr. W oodburn.]

Lords Amendment in page 50, line 14, agreed to. [With Special Entry.]

Consequential Amendment made to the Bill, in page 50, line 32, after "(4)," by inserting the word "or (5): "—[Mr. Silkin.]

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to. [Several with Special Entries.]