Businesses Liable to Vesting

Part of Clause 34 – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Michael Heseltine Mr Michael Heseltine , Tavistock 12:00 am, 29th April 1970

I accept that, but if the Parliamentary Secretary accepts the argument, he ought to put the protection in in the way we argued it and not allow it to be the rights of objection in the way that he is arguing. That is essentially a negative argument. The chances of this Government, backed by the sort of momentum of doctrinaire nationalisation which lies behind the Bill, ever listening to the practical objections of the sort he asks for does not stand up as a safeguard.