|Rating (Agricultural Premises and Rural Shops) Bill
Mr. Gray: I take some comfort from the Minister's words, but I am disappointed that she will not accept the new clause, as it would kill two birds with one stone.
My pager informs me that the Prime Minister is in his car on the way to Buckingham palace to seek Her Majesty's leave to dissolve Parliament. Perhaps we should therefore round off the Committee by quoting from a Conservative party press release on the subject that we are debating, which states that the next Conservative Governmentthere will be one a month from now
Mr. Gray: That exemption is the purpose of the new clause. We hope that, on 8 June, we shall be in a position to introduce such a measure ourselves. I take some comfort from the Minister's remarks in the short term, and in the light of that, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the motion.
Motion and clause, by leave, withdrawn.
Bill to be reported, without amendment.
Benton, Mr. Joe (Chairman)
Ainsworth, Mr. Robert
Heath, Mr. David
Hughes, Mr. Kevin
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