HC Deb 20 July 1914 vol 65 cc193-4

(1) This Act may be cited as the Criminal Justice Administration Act, 1914, and shall come into operation on the first day of January, nineteen hundred and fifteen.

(2) The enactments mentioned in the Second Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that schedule.


I beg to move, in Subsection (2), to leave out the word "Second," and to insert instead thereof the word "Fourth."


I have not the slightest idea what the Schedule consists of. Turning "two" into "fourth" may mean turning two months' into four months' imprisonment. [HON. MEMBERS: Look at the words!"] I am afraid I cannot. I have not got them.


The Amendment is on the Paper.


I will not pursue that point, but I think that I shall be in order in saying that I have not been able to get a copy of the Bill, although I have applied many times. We Members have a duty to our constituents, and it may well be that we shall be arraigned for agreeing to some change in the law of which our constituents heartily disapprove. I desire to put on record that it is impossible under these circumstances to know what one is voting for.

Amendment agreed to