HC Deb 07 November 1934 vol 293 cc1167-8

10.20 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 22, line 17, after the second "the," to insert "said."

There is another Amendment conveniently following this one—In line 18, leave out "named in the warrant"—and the few remarks I have to make will be directed to both. As the Clause stands there is no essential connection between the premises mentioned in an information and the premises named in a warrant. For instance, the information might be sworn in respect of 10, Downing Street, and the search warrant might authorise a search of 11, Downing Street. We suggest that the premises named in the warrant should be the same as in the information. This Amendment follows upon the lines of one moved in Committee on the Incitement to Disaffection Bill, which was then accepted by the Attorney-General, and on that precedent I submit this Amendment for his consideration.

10.22 p.m.


I am quite prepared to accept this Amendment, just as I accepted the Amendment on the other Bill. Indeed, I am not at all sure that it was not the intention of the Clause that the premises should be the same in both cases. I am much obliged to the hon. Gentleman for moving this Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 22, line 18, leave out "named in the warrant."—[Mr. Isaac Foot.]

In line 20, leave out "or money," and insert "money or valuable thing."—[Sir J. Gilmour.]