Clause 5. — (Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to the Corporation.)

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd January 1967.

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Photo of Mr John Peyton Mr John Peyton , Yeovil 12:00 am, 23rd January 1967

It is a little difficult to accept that reply. If the Parliamentary Secretary will read the words of this subsection he will see: The power conferred by the said section 4"— I agree that we are dealing with the organisation— on the Minister to give directions to the Corporation shall extend to the giving to them of such directions as appear to him to be requisite to secure that the carrying on of the activities that have fallen to be carried on under the ultimate control of the Corporation is organized… and so on.

It seems to me that if one is giving directions on the question of how the Corporation organises its method of performing the functions put upon it by this Bill, the directions go right the way through to the functions of the Corporation. I do not see that under this subsection as drafted the Minister will not be able to give specific directions to the Corporation covering more or less all of its functions and not just the question of how it organises itself.