§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part, of the Bill."
§ 10.27 p.m.
§ Major COLFOX
May I call attention to the drafting of this Clause which seems rather peculiar. It says:Where a person convicted of an offence … is a body corporate.Are there any possible circumstances in which a person can be a body corporate? It seems that this must either be "a person" or "a body corporate."
§ 10.28 p.m.
§ Mr. C. WILLIAMS
I am not quite sure at whom the Clause is aimed. What would be the position, for instance, in regard to co-operative societies? They are, of course, highly speculative bodies, and we ought to know if they are included.
§ 10.29 p.m.
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Normand)
A legal personality may be a person—an individual—or a body corporate, and may be convicted of a statutory offence.