HC Deb 15 June 1934 vol 290 c2106

2.37 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 32, line 9, to leave out from "operation" to the end of the Clause, and to insert: on the first day of October, nineteen hundred and thirty-four. If the Bill should receive the Royal Assent before the 1st July it would come into operation, as Clause 35 is now, on that day. It is thought that a longer period should be allowed before the Bill has effect, and accordingly a definite date of 1st October is proposed on the ground of administrative convenience. The House will realise that it is desirable there should be an interval of time between the Royal Assent and the coming into operation of a Bill of this character.

2.38 p.m.


Naturally, we have no objection to the change in the date, and all I want to do is to ask the Minister to be good enough to tell the Ministers at the Home Office exactly what he has been able to do to-day. The Home Office are dealing with another Bill which they propose should come into operation at the end of 1936, and I want the hon. Gentleman to convey to the Home Office what he is doing in this Bill.

Amendment agreed to.