HC Deb 09 October 1912 vol 42 cc456-7

Where any certificate is not renewed in virtue of the provisions of this Act, or of any resolution carried in virtue of said provisions, any lease existing at the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred and twelve of the premises referred to and licensed in said certificate, not being a long lease within the meaning of the Registration of Leases (Scotland) Act, 1857, and Acts amending the same, to the holder thereof, or any contract by the said holder existing at the said date for the purchase of exciseable liquors, or for service in connection with the sale thereof, shall cease and determine on a non-renewal of the certificate as aforesaid, as if the date when the certificate was not renewed had been inserted in the lease or contract as the date of its natural termination:

Provided that this section shall not apply in the case of any lease or contract in which there is any provision altering the conditions in the event of the licence not being renewed.


I beg to move at the end of the Clause to add the words "or any provision enabling the lessee to cause such lease or contract to cease and determine at any time between the first day of June, nineteen hundred and twelve, and the coming into operation of this Act."


I am responsible for the insertion of this Clause, and I do not see any objection to this Amendment. I daresay the hon. Member knows there are very few leases in Scotland in this position.

Amendment agreed to.