HC Deb 03 November 1976 vol 918 cc1569-70

Lords Amendment: No. 51, in page 107, line 35, at end insert—

"The New Towns (Scotland) Act 1968

5A. In section 18(2) (disposal of land by development corporation), for the words "exciseable liquor" there shall be substituted the words "alcoholic liquor".

5B. In section 47(1) (interpretation), after the definition of "the Act of 1845" there shall be inserted the following definition— '"alcoholic liquor" has the meaning assigned by section 138(1) of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976;'.

Mr. Millan

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

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this we are to take Lords Amendment No. 53.

Mr. Millan

These are basically drafting amendments. They replace the words "exciseable liquor" by the words "alcoholic liquor", which is the new term of art used in the Bill, and they provide for repeals of previous definitions.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords Amendments Nos 52 and 53 agreed to.

Committee appointed to draw up Reasons to be assigned to the Lords for disagreeing to certain of their Amendments to the Bill: Mr. Buchanan-Smith, Mr. James Hamilton, Mr. McElhone, Mr. Millan and Mr. Rifkind: Three to be the quorum.—[Mr. Millan.]

To withdraw immediately.

Reasons for disagreeing to certain of the Lords amendments reported, and agreed to; to be communicated to the Lords.