§ Lords amendment: No. 14, leave out Clause 4.1.30 am
§ Mr. Wigley
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.
The amendment may appeal to Conservative Members in another context, but we shall not go into that now. The clause deals with the application to Scotland of provisions that we shall discuss in more detail when we reach Lords amendments Nos. 15 and 17. The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Bill was passing through Parliament in parallel with this Bill. For various reasons it was a matter of urgency that that Bill reached the statute book, and it has done so before this Bill. As a result, the provisions made in the clause are unnecessary because the powers have already been applied to Scotland. The amendment deletes the clause so as not to duplicate legislation.
§ Question put and agreed to.