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 Reginald Freeson Mr Reginald Freeson , Willesden East 12:00 am, 23rd January 1967

The key words in the subsection to which the hon. Gentleman referred are in line 27. I had better read from the beginning of this subsection: The power conferred by the said section 4 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 organised, so far as regards the direction thereof"— these are the key words: in the most efficient manner, notwithstanding that the directions may be of a specific character. I get the impression that the hon. Member is perhaps reading into the Clause more than is intended by the drafting of it. He can rest assured that the Clause does relate to organisation and not to interference in the detailed activities of the Corporation.