Interpretation

Clause 2 – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th July 1968.

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Lords Amendment No. 10: In page 2, line 20, leave out subsection (2).

Photo of Mr Robert Maclennan Mr Robert Maclennan , Caithness and Sutherland

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

It would be convenient if I might refer briefly also to Amendment No. 11.

Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen

We have dealt with Amendment No. 11 with Amendment No. 1, but I would not prevent the hon. Gentleman from gilding the lily at this stage.

Photo of Mr Robert Maclennan Mr Robert Maclennan , Caithness and Sutherland

Since the Long Title of the Bill when it was introduced in this House specified the intention of giving the Highlands and Islands Development Board power to acquire equity shareholdings, Clause 3(2) had to be written into the Bill in order to exclude other types of shareholding by the Board. It seems sensible that the Board should have power to buy shares other than equity shares in the narrow technical sense.

Question put and agreed to.

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to.