HC Deb 17 April 1917 vol 92 cc1597-8

(1) Whereas by reason of the emergencies of the present War Members of the Commons House of Parliament have sometimes been, or may hereafter be, required to supply property to, or to permit the use thereof by, a Government Department for purposes connected with the present War, it is hereby declared that none of the provisions of the House of Commons (Disqualifications) Act, 1782, or of the House of Commons (Disqualifications) Act, 180], shall be construed so as to extend to a contract or agreement entered into during the present War as to the price or compensation to be paid for any property so requisitioned or taken or as to any other terms on which any property so requisitioned or taken is to be handed over or supplied.

(2) This Section shall not affect any legal proceedings instituted before the twenty-first day of February, nineteen hundred and seventeen.


I beg to move, in Subsection (2), after the word "instituted"["legal proceedings instituted"], to insert the words "or any action committed."

In view of the fact that the Adjournment is to be moved at 8.15, I doubt whether I shall have an opportunity of proceeding with this Amendment.

It being a quarter-past Eight of the clock, and leave having been given to move the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 10, further proceeding was postponed without Question put.