HC Deb 06 June 1932 vol 266 cc1687-8

The following Amendment stood upon the Order Paper: In page 58, line 35, after the first word "of," to insert the words: section twenty of this Act with respect to compensation and." — [Brigadier-General Brown]


The next Amendment, in the name of the hon. and gallant Gentleman the Member for New-bury (Brigadier-General Brown), is consequential on a decision taken on Clause 20.


I beg to move, in page 58, line 36, to leave out from the word "Act" to the word "such" in line 37.

This is a drafting Amendment consequential on an Amendment extending the provisions which under Clause 48 (2) will continue to apply in certain cases.

Amendment agreed to.


I beg to move, in page 59, line 9, to leave out from the word "notice" to the word "may" in line 11.

The effect of this is to omit from proviso (a) in the first Sub-section the words "shall have effect as if passed made or given under the corresponding provisions of this Act." These words, which were inserted in the original Bill, were appropriate so long as the procedure of the Bill was substantially the same as that of the existing Act. Now we have greatly varied the procedure of the original Bill by Amendments made in Committee, so that the words "under the corresponding provision of this Act" would no longer be capable of easy interpretation. In fact, in many cases they would cease to have any meaning.


May I draw attention to line 6? The word "but" which is now left in is not very good English. Should it not be "and"?


It certainly seems so at first sight. I will consider it and alter it, if necessary, in another place.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 59, line 13, to leave out the word "accordingly," and to insert instead thereof the words "under this Act."

In page 59, line 25, after the word "not," insert the word "been."—[Mr. E. Brown.']