HC Deb 20 March 1951 vol 485 c2328

Proceedings for an offence under this Part of this Act may be taken against a person at any place at which he is for the time being.

4.30 p.m.

Mr. Shinwell

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The purpose of this new Clause is to ensure that if a man is prosecuted for failing to report he can be brought before a civil court as provided for in the Bill at a place near where he resides. Under the Bill as originally drafted, it would appear that a man might be summoned to appear in a court of summary jurisdiction many miles, and perhaps many hundreds of miles, from where he resides. It is in order to protect the interests of the man and at the same time the interests of the administration that we ask the House to accept this Clause.

Lords Amendment, in page 12, line 43, at end, insert: