HC Deb 20 June 1932 vol 267 cc866-7

I beg to move, in page 4, line 1,, after the word "person," to insert the words "as owner or tenant."

The Amendment is to give effect to an undertaking given in the Scottish Standing Committee. It relates to the right of search which the owner of an article may have when obtaining a decree for its redelivery. The right was in somewhat wide terms in the Bill as it originally stood, so that it might be possible to search premises of a person who had a very remote relation with the contract, and accordingly an undertaking was given to consider the precise terms by which it should be restricted. The Amendment gives effect to the undertaking by restricting the right of search to premises occupied by the hirer as owner or tenant of the premises. Unless the premises are actually occupied by the person as owner or tenant no decree can be issued for search.

Amendment agreed to.