HC Deb 28 May 1936 vol 312 cc2368-9

I beg to move, in page 22 line 40. after "Act". to insert "as amended by this Act".

This again is a drafting Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made:

In page 24, line 22, leave out "paragraph 1 of".

In line 26, leave out "in paragraph 2 of the said Part II".—(The Attorney-General]

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill".

12.4 a.m.


Why is it necessary under Sub-section (3) of this Clause to make a different provision in regard to Scotland, as to land purchased for aerodromes, than appears to be made in the case of England? If it is not different, why is it necessary to have these differing words?


The Committee will, I am sure, appreciate that I am not an expert on the mysteries of Scottish law, but there are certain differences between the law in Scotland and the law in this country, and this Clause is necessary to cover those differences.


I will withdraw my opposition to the Clause if the learned Attorney-General will undertake to assure himself before the Report stage that there is no injustice being done to Scotland in this matter.

12.5 a.m.


Only a few moments ago the Lord Advocate was on the Front bench, and it is very regrettable that at a time when an exposition of Scottish law is required he should have left it to his learned brother who deals with the law of England. I am sure that at this early hour of the morning it would have been a very agreeable thing to start Oaks day by being assured that this Scottish question can safely be left to those of us who want to go home so that we can take our wives to Epsom.

Clause 29 ordered to stand part of the Bill.