HC Deb 21 July 1915 vol 73 cc1617-8

Where an infant who has been engaged on war service within the meaning of Subsection (2) of Section one of the principal Act, or who, having been abroad but not actually engaged on war service, has been for any reason connected with the present War unable to return from abroad to the United Kingdom, is dead, all acts and instruments purporting to be done or executed on his behalf under the provisions of Section sixty of the Settled Land Act, 1882, after the date of his death shall, in favour of any person who had not at the time the act was done or the instrument executed actual notice of the death, be as valid and effectual as if such infant were still living.


I beg to move to leave out the words "is dead," and to insert instead thereof the words "has died."


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me the legal difference between "is dead" and "has died? "

Amendment agreed to.