Orders of the Day — Steel Industry and Road Haulage

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th November 1951.

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Photo of Mr George Strauss Mr George Strauss , Lambeth Vauxhall 12:00 am, 12th November 1951

Major matters of change which the Corporation had in view would naturally be brought before the Minister and he would be consulted, so that in so far as those matters are concerned there is no change. But is it not a fact that as far as it goes beyond that, what the right hon. Gentleman is doing is trying to over-set by Order in Council an Act of Parliament passed by this House and put on the Statute Book? Actually, it is a Ministerial direction and not an Order in Council.