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Clause 1. — (Machinery and Plant.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Industrial Development Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th August 1966.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Corfield Mr Frederick Corfield , Gloucestershire South 12:00 am, 11th August 1966

Surely we have now reached a situation in which mobile equipment which is moved into the forest to make gates and hurdles is making an article and is covered in the Bill, whereas if the materials are moved down to a much more efficient sawmill so that the process is carried out much more commercially, the equipment is not in the Bill. Is this not absurd?