§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I beg to move in page 55, line 37, to leave out from the word "be," to the end of the Sub-section, and to insert instead thereof the words "application shall be reheard by three commissioners."
The Clause, as it stands, provides that where an application is heard by two Commissioners only and there is a difference of opinion between them, the matter shall be determined by the decision of the third Commissioner. During the debate in Committee, objection was taken to this provision on the ground that the third Commissioner, who would in fact determine the matter, would not have heard the evidence or the arguments on the other side. It has therefore been decided to amend the Clause so as to provide that in the case of a difference of opinion between two Commissioners, the 788 matter shall be re-heard and determined by all the Commissioners.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
In thanking the Minister for carrying out his pledge made in Committee, may I take the opportunity of asking him how much longer he proposes to go on? We have been doing our best. We had hoped to get the whole Bill this evening, but obviously that is impossible, with 11 pages of Amendments and the Third Reading stage still before us, and therefore I hope we shall not be asked to sit much longer. I suggest to the Minister that he might finish up at Clause 65, because Clause 66 begins an entirely new subject.
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I have no complaint to make of the way in which I have been treated by the House. The House has been very reasonable. I would prefer, however, to go by time rather than by Amendments, if that is agreeable to the Opposition. We might continue for half-an-hour and then adjourn. [Interruption.] I, too, am thinking of the last omnibus. I suggest that we might adjourn at 12 o'clock or a little after, according to where we are.
§ Mr. REMER
I wish to say a word or two because I happen to have an Amendment on the Order Paper which is redrafted in the form of the Minister's Amendment. The Minister has had some rather hard words to say of me on previous occasions, and I hope that on this occasion he will express his gratitude to me for having put down an Amendment which he had been able to accept.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Further Amendments made: In page 56, line 1, leave out the words "propose to be."
§ In line 2, leave out the words "with respect to routes, stands, or stoppingplaces."—[Mr. Herbert Morrison.]