HC Deb 14 June 1932 vol 267 cc374-6

Any scheme made under Sub-section (1) of section seventy-five of the principal Act which is in operation at the date of the passing of this Act shall cease to have effect on the Sunday preceding the first Monday in January of the year in which the period fixed under Sub-section (1A) of that section for the duration of the scheme conies to an end.—[Mr. Meller.]

Brought up, and read the First time.


I beg to move "That the Clause be read a Second time."

The Clause deals purely with, a matter of administrative convenience. The present practice of bringing schemes into operation has been found in many cases to be inconvenient. In order to get over that, it is necessary to get resolutions passed by the Societies. If this new Clause is accepted, they will bring in any measure they desire, and the new schemes will commence at the beginning of the year instead of at the half year and so save a great deal of inconvenience and expense to the societies.

3.0 a.m.


I listened to the explanation of the hon. Member and I have given some consideration to this proposed new Clause. I think it is clear that it is a matter of common sense administrative convenience to save this unnecessary trouble. I am prepared to ask the Committee to accept the Clause.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause added to the Bill.

First Schedule (Transitory Provisions) and Second Schedule (Minor and Consequential Amendments) ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow; and to be printed. [Bill 97.]

The remaining Orders read, and postponed.

It being after half-past Eleven of the Clock upon Tuesday evening, Mr. DEPUTY-SPEAKER adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned at Four Minutes after Three o'Clock a.m.