HC Deb 11 July 1907 vol 178 cc191-2

As amended (by the Standing Committee), considered.

Amendments proposed, and agreed to without discussion—

"In page 2, line 3, after the word 'pounds' to add the words 'Provided that no person charged with an offence under this Act shall be convicted thereof if he proves to the satisfaction of the Court that such offence arose through the neglect or default of some other person whose duty it was to provide such a lamp as is mentioned in the foregoing sub-sections.'" —(Mr. Gill.) "In page 2, line 24, at the end to add the words '(5) The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board shall as respects the area under their control have the same power to make an order of exemption under this section as the council of a borough have as respects their borough, and the powers of the council of a borough under this section shall not extend to any part of the borough which is situated within that area. In the application of this section to the area under the control of the Board, the Board shall be substituted for the council of the borough and the funds at the disposal of the Board for the borough fund or rate.'"—(Mr. Austin Taylor). "In page 2, line 34, to leave out the words 'or wagon drawn by the locomotive.'"—(Mr. Runciman.) "In page 2, line 37, after '1898,' to insert the words 'or wagon drawn by that locomotive.' "—(Mr. Runciman.) "In page 2, line 38, at the end to insert the words '(e) any vehicle carrying farm produce to stack or barn during the months of August, September, and October.' "—(Major Renton.) "In page 3, line 4, after the word 'there under,' to insert the words ' by a local authority'; line 5, after the first word 'shall,' to insert the words 'so far as respects vehicles to which this Act applies'; line 8, at the end, to insert the words '(4) this Act shall apply to vehicles in the public service of the Crown, subject to any exceptions which His Majesty may make by Order in Council in the interests of the naval or military service of the Crown, and in the case of any such vehicle the person whom the Department in whose service the vehicle is used names as the person actually responsible shall be deemed for the purposes of this Act to be the person who causes or permits the vehicle to be in any street, highway or road.'"—(Mr. Runciman.) "In page 3, line 9, to leave out subsection (4)."—(Mr. Watt.)

And, it being after half-past Eleven of the clock, on Thursday evening, Mr. Deputy-Speaker adjourned the House without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned at twenty minutes before Two o'clock.