Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 2, line 9, at end insert
;but the council of a designated district shall not make a loan as respects land situated in the same county or region as that district without first consulting the council of the district in which the land is situated.
§ 12.3 p.m.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Environment (Mr. Guy Barnett)
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.
Hon. Members may recall that I gave an undertaking to deal with this point when we considered it on Report on an amendment moved by Conservative Members. The Government moved this amendment in another place to provide that a district council wishing to make a loan outside its area must first consult the district council in whose area the land is situated.
§ Mr. Michael Alison (Barkston Ash)
I am grateful to the Minister for responding to the debate which we had in Committee. We are very happy that he decided to accept this amendment.
§ Question put and agreed to.