HC Deb 02 April 1935 vol 300 c244

5.35 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 117, line 9, at the end, to insert: Provided that, if provision has been made before the commencement of Part III of this Act for the establishment of a High Court to replace any court or courts mentioned in this sub-section, then as from the establishment of the new court this section shall have effect as if the new court were mentioned therein in lieu of the court or courts so replaced. This is an Amendment to meet the possibility of what is now the Judicial Commissioner's Court in the Central Provinces and Berar being, as may well happen, converted into a High Court before this Bill becomes an Act. At present it is referred to as what it is now, namely, the Judicial Commissioner's Court in the Central Provinces and Berar. It may well be that before the Bill becomes an Act it will have been turned into a High Court, and the Amendment merely makes provision in case that happens before that date.

Duchess of ATHOLL

As the hon. and learned Gentleman has mentioned specific bodies, is there any intention of converting the Judicial Commissioners of Sind?


As I understand the matter, the question only affects the court in the Central Provinces, which, independently of the Bill, is about to be made into a High Court. This may result in it having become a High Court not under the Bill but before the Bill comes into operation.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.