Orders of the Day — New Towns Bill

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st January 1958.

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Order for Third Reading read.

8.43 p.m.

Photo of Mr Reginald Bevins Mr Reginald Bevins , Liverpool Toxteth

I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time.

As the House knows, the two purposes of the Bill are to raise the limit for advances for the new town development corporations and to remove a duplication in the presentation of accounts. These two purposes are simple and, in themselves, I think, quite acceptable in all parts of the House. It is true that there are one or two related matters which do not produce quite the same unanimity, but I hope that the hon. and learned Member for Kettering (Mr. Mitchison) will think that it would not be appropriate on Third Reading to pursue these particular questions.

8.49 p.m.

Photo of Mr Gilbert Mitchison Mr Gilbert Mitchison , Kettering

On the Second Reading of the Bill, and again in Committee, we had some vigorous criticisms to make of the practice and policy of the Government in relation to new towns. Some of those criticisms would not be in order on Third Reading, and of the others I can only say that they were so well and truly delivered in the first place and recorded to that effect now that I, for myself, would not venture to improve upon them by mere repetition.

Question put and agreed to.

Bill accordingly read the Third time and passed.