HC Deb 16 February 1945 vol 408 cc573-4
Mr. Willink

I beg to move, in page 5, line 18, at end, add: (2) Every Order in Council made under this section shall be laid as soon as may be before Parliament, and if an Address is presented to His Majesty by either House of Parliament, within the period of forty days beginning with the day on which any such Order is laid before it, praying that the Order be annulled, His Majesty in Council may annul the Order and it shall thereupon cease to have effect, but without prejudice to the validity of anything done thereunder in the meantime or to the making of a new Order. In reckoning the said period of forty days, no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued, or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than four days. (3) Section one of the Rules Publication Act, 1893, shall not apply to any Order in Council made under this section. (4) Any Order in Council made under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order made in like manner. This Clause provides for Orders in Council in cases where provision for compensation is in respect of the servants of public authorities or public utility undertakers. The Bill, as drawn, makes no provision for consideration by Parliament of such Orders in Council and I think it would be appropriate that there should be provision for laying such Orders and for an opportunity for Praying against them. The additional Sub-sections, as drafted, are, I think, in regular and. ordinary form, and are in line with the Amendment in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for South Croydon (Sir H. Williams), which follows on the Order Paper. I think, however, that the Amendment I am moving is more technically accurate. It adds what is obviously desirable, power to revoke or amend an Order.

Amendment agreed to.

The Deputy Chairman

Does the hon. and learned Member for Ilford (Mr. G. Hutchinson) desire to move the Amendment in the name of the hon. Member for South Croydon (Sir H. Williams) in page 5, line 18?

Mr. Hutchinson

The Amendment which the Minister has moved, and which has been accepted, has entirely met the point of our Amendment, Mr. Williams, and I do not, therefore, desire to move it and discuss it.

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

Clauses 6 and 7 ordered to stand part of the Bill.