HC Deb 24 October 1952 vol 505 c1506

Lords Amendment: In page 5, line 48, leave out "and," and insert: (c) subsection (2) of section four shall have effect as if at the end thereof there were added the words 'Nothing in this subsection shall be held to entitle a defender to lead evidence of any fact specified in the declaration unless notice of his intention so to do has been given in the defences.'; and

Mr. N. H. Lever

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

This Amendment deals purely with Scotland and arises as a result of the lengthy and vivacious argument conducted between the Scottish Law Officer and his predecessor the last time the Bill was debated. I trust that the agreement which they have reached, which is embodied in the Amendment, will commend itself to the House.

The Attorney-General (Sir Lionel Heald)

I beg to second the Motion.

Question put, and agreed to.