HC Deb 25 June 1934 vol 291 cc882-3

Amendments made: In page 6, line 4, leave out "a sum equal to," and insert "the sum arrived at by multiplying."

In line 6, leave out "multiplied."—[Mr. Elliot.]


I beg to move, in page 6, line 32, leave out "sections," and insert "provisions of this Act."

8.24 p.m.


Perhaps the Minister would be good enough to explain what this Amendment means. I think I have it but I should be more satisfied if the right hon. Gentleman told us why he wishes to remove the word "sections" and to substitute the words "provisions of this Act." There may be drafting reasons for doing so. But before we allow the Amendment to pass and lest we should find afterwards that we had made a blunder in doing so, I think we ought to hear what the right hon. Gentleman has to say on the subject.

8.25 p.m.


It is clear that "payable under the foregoing sections" is a narrower phrase than "payable under the foregoing provisions of this Act," and as my hon. Friend will see, we use that phrase lower down in paragraph (b). Therefore, as "provisions of this Act" appears in paragraph (b), and is the wider phrase, we have thought it desirable to bring the two into harmony.

Amendment agreed to.