HC Deb 06 December 1911 vol 32 cc1543-4

This Act shall come into operation after the expiration of six months from the passing thereof; and until that expiration nothing in this Act contained shall affect or prejudice the provisions of Section 82 of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act, 1903, or the provisions of any local Act respecting the licensing of persons for the sale of ice-cream or the regulation of ice-cream shops or aerated water shops, or the enforcement of any by-laws thereunder respectively; but after that expiration all such provisions in local Acts and all such by-laws shall cease to be in force.


I beg to move, after the word "expiration" ["but after that expiration"], to insert the words, "and the adoption of said Section by the respective burghs excepted under the principal Act."

The object of the Clause is to exercise those powers in all burghs, and by my Amendment, in the case of burghs excepted under the principal Act, it would be left to them to adopt the Section.


I am unable to accept the Amendment, for the reason that the Bill is intended to apply to all the burghs of Scotland, which would come under the regulations. I cannot accept the Amendment, because all the burghs of Scotland must be treated in the same way.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of 24th October, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."