HC Deb 15 July 1952 vol 503 cc2046-7
Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I beg to move, in page 21, line 10, to leave out from "importation," to "a," in line 12.

This Amendment and the one which follows it are designed to bring the position of the law with respect to declarations made in the Channel Islands into line with current practice. The law as it stands might appear to impose on the Governors the responsibility for what appears in the declaration. The practice for many years has been that these exalted functionaries should only have to satisfy themselves that the formalities have been preserved. This Amendment brings the matter into conformity with common practice, and, I think, common sense.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 21, line 13, at end, insert that a declaration in such form and containing such particulars as the Commissioners may direct has been made before a magistrate of that island by the person exporting the goods therefrom."—[Mr. Boyd-Carpenter.]

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

Clauses 38 to 207 ordered to stand part of the Bill.