§ Mr. P. Noel-Baker
I beg to move, in page 5, line 25, at the end, to insert:(2) References in this Act to the retiring of a person include references to the coming to an end of his appointment as an acting judge or an additional judge without his receiving any further appointment as a judge.This Amendment is intended to meet the case of an acting and additional judge. It is necessary because, technically speaking, he is not retired within the meaning of Clause 1 (1, c); he was expecting to be appointed as a judge, but he was not in fact appointed.
§ Earl Winterton
I am aware, as is the right hon. Gentleman, that there is a rather difficult and delicate story behind this matter, which I do not want to raise publicly, but I am very glad that the right hon. Gentleman has moved this Amendment.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clause 8 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Schedule agreed to.
§ Bill reported, with Amendments; as amended, considered; read the Third time, and passed.