6. —(1) Consultations carried out by the Secretary of State before the coming into force of subsections (5) and (6) of section 1 of this Act shall be treated as satisfying the requirements in those subsections if they would have done so had those subsections been in force at the time in question.
(2) Consultations carried out by the Authority before the coming into force of subsection (3) of section 13 of this Act shall be treated as satisfying the requirements of that subsection if they would have done so had that subsection been in force at the time in question."
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.
Like amendment No. 21, which we have just agreed, amendment No. 22 is designed to facilitate the earliest possible establishment of the authority. In that context I should like to confirm that we now intend that the operative date should be 1 April 1989.