§ (1) The Minister may sue and be sued by the name of the Minister of Ways and Communications, and may for all purposes be described by that name and shall be responsible for the acts and defaults of the officers and servants of the Ministry and shall be liable to pay, and entitled to receive, costs in like manner as a private person.1674
§ Sir E. GEDDES
I beg to move, in. Sub-section (1), after the word "sued," to insert the wordsin respect of matters whether relating to contract, tort, or otherwise arising in connection with his office.This is merely put in in order to provide what has already been agreed in Committee, that the Minister shall be liable, and capable of being sued, in all matters relating to contract, tort, or otherwise.
§ Amendment agreed to.1675
Further Amendment made: In Subsection (1), after the word "servants," to insert the words
and agents."—[Mr. Kiley.]
§ Sir E. POLLOCK
I beg to move, in Sub-section (1), to leave out the wordsand shall be liable to pay, and entitled to receive, costs in like manner as a private personand to insert instead thereof the wordsin like manner and to the like extent as if they were his servants, and costs may be awarded to or against the Minister.This is a small Amendment to carry out and emphasise the full rights of the subject against the Minister.
§ Amendment agreed to.