HC Deb 15 July 1930 vol 241 cc1160-1

The following Amendment stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. JOHNSTON: In page 9, line 35, after the word "purpose," to insert the words "by summary petition."


I do not propose to move this Amendment, as we intend to accept the Amendment standing in the name of the right hon. and gallant Member for Pollok (Sir J. Gilmour).


I beg to move, in page 9, line 36, after the word "Session," to insert the words: in the form and under the procedure provided by Act of Sederunt. As the Under-Secretary is accepting this Amendment, it will not be necessary for me to explain it at any length. I took exception to the words "by summary petition" because that is not a form of process known to the Court of Session, though it is known to the Sheriff Court. The Amendment is designed to provide that the Court of Session by Act of Sederunt may themselves state what particular form the application shall take. By a subsequent Amendment I have provided that the application shall be dealt with in a summary manner. This will secure the object of the Movers of the original Amendment, and my Amendment is, perhaps, in a more accurate form.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 9, line 36, at the end, insert the words: (i) the application shall be dealt with in a summary manner."—[Mr. MacRobert.]