HC Deb 10 April 1935 vol 300 cc1276-7

I beg to move, in page 203, line 2, to leave out from "prescribe," to the end of the Clause, and to add: conditions as to professional or technical qualifications shall have effect so as to preclude any person who immediately before the coming into operation of any conditions so prescribed was lawfully practising any profession, carrying on any business, or holding any office in Burma from continuing to practise that profession, carry on that business, or hold that office, or from doing anything in the course of that profession or business, or in the discharge of the duties of that office, which he could lawfully have done if those conditions had not come into operation. (2) No Bill or Amendment which prescribes or empowers any authority to prescribe the professional or technical qualifications which are to be requisite for any purpose in Burma shall be introduced or moved in either Chamber of the Legislature without the previous sanction of the Governor in his discretion.

10.0 p.m.


I was sorry to rise before you finished reading the Amendment, Sir Dennis, but I did not want to meet the fate of my hon. and gallant Friend. I only want to ask whether these words are purely drafting, because they appear to me to make a considerable difference.


My hon. Friend the Member for Doncaster (Mr. Molson) moved a long Amendment which included three Sub-sections on Clause 111 in the India part of the Bill. I accepted two of the Sub-sections and moved as an Amendment to the Amendment to leave out the third. The present Amendment is a repetition for the Burma section of the two Sub-sections which I accepted on the India portion.


I ought to tell the Noble Lord that I have warned hon. Members that they must not only rise, but call out in their places if they wish to ask a question on any of these Clauses.

Amendment agreed to.

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