Clause 2. — (Bonus Payments and Loans in Respect of Forward Contracts.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Cereals Marketing Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th March 1965.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Peart Mr Thomas Peart , Workington 12:00 am, 9th March 1965

I am grateful to hon. Members for accepting the spirit of the Amendment. I have tried to look at this matter with a view to improvement and I still come to the point, which I mentioned earlier, that there must be some flexibility. The hon. Member for Sudbury and Woodbridge (Mr. Stainton) suggests that this is tautological, but I am advised that the drafting is right. Legal language is often tautological, and we must accept that.

I give the assurance that this matter will be looked at carefully. The Authority must have some flexibility, and it will prepare the scheme. The register which was mentioned in Committee and again today may be a good thing to have, but I should prefer to leave it open to the Authority to decide whether it will keep a register and what type of register it should be for administrative purposes, because this is really an administrative matter.