HC Deb 14 February 1949 vol 461 c903
The Lord Advocate (Mr. John Wheatley)

I beg to move, in page 12, line 27, to leave out "dismiss the action," and to insert "recall the order."

This is a minor Amendment to rectify something which was rather drastic in the Clause as originally framed. The Clause provided that if the applicant for jury trial failed to pay the fee prescribed by the Act of Sederunt, the court might dismiss the action. We felt that was too drastic and this Amendment is designed to provide that on the failure to pay the fee the applicant will simply lose his right to jury trial.

Amendment agreed to.

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

Clauses 25 to 27 ordered to stand part of the Bill.