HC Deb 03 July 1919 vol 117 cc1268-9

This Act may be cited as the City of London. Police Act, 1919.


I have received notice of a manuscript Amendment by the hon. Baronet the Member for the City of London, but he is not here.


I beg to move, at the end of the Clause, to add the words and shall become operative as from the 31st day of March, 1919. 1 wish to move this in t lie absence of the right hon. Baronet (Sir F. Banbury). He was unable to remain in order to move It. I think I shall be justified in saying that the reason for his absence is that it is the anniversary of his wedding, and I am sure we all join in, congratulating the respected Member for the great City and a most doughty exponent of stern economy on the anniversary of his wedding and wish him many happy returns of the day. I appreciate his presence, but I am bound to say I generally appreciate his absence more. Everyone who stands at this Box has a healthy respect for the right hon. Bayonet. The object of the Amendment is to fix the date on which this Bill becomes operative as the31st March, which is in the City of London the commencement of their financial year, as it is in this honourable House. This Bill was. promised by the late Home Secretary (Lord Cave) to the City of London last November. It is fair that we should meet their wishes and have the Bill commenced on the 31st March last.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill reported; as amended (in Committee and on re-committal), considered; read the third time, and passed.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.