HC Deb 18 April 1917 vol 92 c1787

(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, 1801, 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 Sub-section (2), after the word "instituted," to insert the words "or for any actions committed."

This Amendment stands in the name of the hon. Member for East Herts (Mr. Billing).


I would point out that the Amendment that stands on the Notice Paper does not make sense.