Lords Amendment: In page 24, line 38, leave out from beginning to "Subsections" in line 41 and insert:
The Board may at any time after a welfare amenity scheme has been approved prepare an amendment of the scheme and".
§ Mr. Ridley
Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman will explain the Amendment. It seems to me that it has the effect of empowering the Board to take the initiative when a welfare or amenity scheme is to be amended or altered, whereas previously it has been the Minister who has been more or less able to take the initiative. What is the justification?
§ Mr. Gunter
The Amendment is designed to correct an inaccuracy in the wording of Clause 26, which relates to the amendment of welfare and amenity schemes which have already been approved by the Minister at the instance of the Board.
It is not intended to apply to an amendment of this kind the same procedure—application to the Minister—allowing time for objections to the proposed amendment and then approval by the Minister—that applies to the original preparation of a welfare scheme under Clause 25. The Amendment will be very helpful in both ways.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.