HC Deb 15 June 1948 vol 452 cc364-5
Mr. Deputy-Speaker (Major Milner)

Mr. Ede. Page 67, line 27.

Mr. Ede

There are three earlier Amendments to page 67 which were put down in my name but which on the Order Paper are attributed to the hon. Member for Wallasey (Mr. Marples). It passes my comprehension how that slip could have occurred, but these three Amendments were put down in my name.

Mr. Younger

I beg to move, in page 67, line 11, to leave out from "the," to "shall," in line 13, and to insert: the appropriate Government Department for securing that (so far as circumstances permit) every person having a Service qualification by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) of Subsection (1) of Section six of this Act. This and the two succeeding Amendments are consequential upon the Amendment relating to Service voters and declarations in page 7, line 1.

Mr. C. Williams

Permit me to say on behalf of my hon. Friend the Member for Wallasey (Mr. Marples) that we are very glad the Government are accepting these Amendments which, I feel sure, are good. There is no need for me to explain them in detail, because the only object of explaining Amendments is to convince the Government, and apparently that has already been done by my hon. Friend.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: in page 67, line 22, leave out "of those rights," and insert: by him and, in the case of a man, by his wife of any rights conferred on them as aforesaid.

In line 26, at end, insert: (5) In the last foregoing Subsection the expression 'the appropriate Government Department,' means in relation to members of the Forces, the Admiralty, Army Council or Air Council, as the case requires, and in relation to any other person means the Government Department under which he is employed in the employment giving the Service qualification."—[Mr. Younger.]