Clause 2. — (Determination or Amendment of Licences for Factory Where Dangerous Fireworks Made.)

Orders of the Day — Fireworks Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th July 1951.

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Lords Amendment: In page 2, line 32, leave out "he may serve" and insert: and considers that a notice should be served on the occupier of the factory under the following provisions of this section, he shall give to the occupier a statement setting out his opinion and the facts on which his opinion is based and shall afford to him a reasonable opportunity of making representations as to the accuracy of those facts.(2) If the Secretary of State, having considered any representations made to him under the foregoing subsection, remains of the same opinion he may at any time more than fourteen days after the giving of the statement serve

Photo of Mr Arthur Moyle Mr Arthur Moyle , Oldbury and Halesowen

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the same Amendment."

This Amendment is by way of an inserted Clause which puts the original Clause in proper and chronological order. It is mainly a drafting Amendment.

Surgeon Lieut.-Commander Bennett:

I beg to second the Motion.

Photo of Mr Charles Pannell Mr Charles Pannell , Leeds West

May we have an assurance that under this Clause no dangerous fireworks will be let loose pending the final opinion of the competent authority. I served on the Committee, and I am not sure whether by this Amendment we are not showing far too much solicitude to the people who make dangerous fireworks.

Photo of Mr Arthur Moyle Mr Arthur Moyle , Oldbury and Halesowen

It is a re-arrangement in chronological order to enable the Clause to be physically possible of operation. As the Clause now stands, it is not so.

Question put, and agreed to.