HC Deb 12 July 1938 vol 338 cc1215-6

8.42 p.m.

Mr. Bernays

I beg to move, in page 78, line 42, at the end, to insert: (3) In so far as any provision in an order or regulation made under any enactment repealed by this Act could have been made under a corresponding enactment in this Act, or, in the case of a provision in a Milk and Dairies Order, under an enactment in this Act relating to Milk and Dairies Regulations, it shall not be invalidated by this repeal, but shall have effect as if it had been made under that corresponding, or other, enactment in this Act, and may be amended, varied, revoked or enforced accordingly, and any person who is guilty of a contravention of, or non-compliance with, any such provision shall be guilty of an offence under this Act. This Amendment, and the next two Amendments on the Order Paper, are little more than drafting Amendments. The Clause which they seek to amend is the Repeal Clause of the Bill, and it contains the usual transitional provisions which keep alive Regulations, Orders and the like, made under preceding Acts, pending the making of fresh ones under this Bill, when it becomes an Act. The effect of the three Amendments is to make it clearer than at present, first, that the existing Milk and Dairies Order will be kept alive, and secondly, that the usual power of amending and revoking these Regulations, Orders and the like is maintained. The first Amendment also provides, as a transitional measure, that the penalties laid down by the Bill in Clause 79 will apply to breaches of existing Orders and Regulations. I hope that with that explanation, the House will accept the Amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made:

In page 79, line 3, leave out "order, bylaw or regulation," and insert "or bylaw."

In line 14, at end, insert "and may be amended, carried, revoked or enforced accordingly."—[Mr. Bernays.]

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

Clauses 102 and 103 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

First, Second and Third Schedules agreed to.