HC Deb 02 April 1917 vol 92 c1071

Sub-section (2) of Section one of the Defence of the Realm (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1915, shall apply in the case of the fulfilment of a contract being interfered with by a requirement, regulation, or restriction of a Government Department, other than the Admiralty or Army Council, in like manner as it applies in the case where such interference is due to a requirement, regulation, or restriction of the Ad niralty or Army Council.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."


I have given notice of an Amendment to leave out this Clause. The object of the Clause as it stands in the Bill is a good one. I have no quarrel with it at all, except that the words as drawn do not go quite far enough, and I have suggested another new Clause, which appears on page 352 of the White Paper, to take its place.


Perhaps I may shorten the Debate by saying at once that I am willing to accept the hon. and learned Member's suggestion, and that when the right time comes I shall be prepared to accept the somewhat more comprehensive Clause he has put down by way of substitution for it.


I beg to thank my hon. and learned Friend.

Question put, and negatived.