§ 3.52 p.m.
§ Sir REGINALD CRADDOCK
I beg to move, in page 1, line 13, to leave out "his territories in India," and to insert "the territories in India for the time being vested in him."
§ This Amendment will not take long to explain—
§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
It is all very well to encourage as much rapidity as possible, but when an hon. Member gets up to move an Amendment and the Secretary of State says that he is ready to accept it we are left in the dark as to the reason for moving it. We should be glad if the Secretary of State would say a few words to enable us to know the effect of the Amendment.
§ Sir S. HOARE
I assure the hon. Gentleman that it is only a drafting point. My hon. Friend wishes to retain the words of the Government of India Act. There is no reason why we should not retain them, and it was on that account that I immediately accepted the Amendment.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill," put and agreed to.