HC Deb 04 March 1918 vol 103 cc1799-800

This Act shall extend to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and the Royal Courts of the Channel Islands shall register the same.

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


I would like to ask why it is that the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are included in this Clause when they have Parliaments of their own? I think that trustee savings bank legislation with regard to the Channel Islands is generally dealt with here, but I am not so certain about the Isle of Man. I would ask if this is an innovation, and I may add that I have asked the question before, but I have never had a satisfactory answer, namely, why it is we are legislating for parts of the British Islands which have Parliaments of their own and which are not represented here?


The reason the Clause appears in this Bill is that it is common form, and it has appeared in all the Savings Banks Bank Acts. The hon. Member will find it in the Principal Act of 1863, almost in the same form, the words being, "The Act shall, except as hereinafter excepted, extend to all savings banks established or hereafter to be established in England, Scotland, or Ireland, Berwick-on-Tweed, the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, and the Isle of Man." That form was repeated in 1904. and that being so we have included it in this Bill. With regard to the Isle of Man, I do not think there is any savings bank there, but there is one in Guernsey and one in Jersey.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause 6 (Short Title) ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill reported, without Amendment; to be read the third time upon Thursday next.