HC Deb 21 April 1947 vol 436 c687
The Lord Advocate

I beg to move, in page 12, line 21, to leave out "and," and to insert "or."

This Amendment, which is slightly more than a drafting Amendment, attempts to meet a criticism made in Committee. The object of the Subsection is to prevent diversion of funds between the date of publication of the English Bill and the appointed day, and if there is a diversion of funds, the divertor must justify the diversion. Under the Clause as originally drafted, it was thought that the conditions were too strict and the conditions at the end of the Clause were cumulative. We now propose, by inserting "or," to make the conditions alternative. I venture to think this Amendment should meet the main criticism that was directed against the Clause.

Lieut.-Colonel Elliot

We are very grateful for, and accept, this Amendment, which we think is an improvement.

Amendment agreed to.