HC Deb 18 June 1954 vol 528 cc2474-5
Mr. Speaker

The next Amendment selected is that on Clause 37, in page 28, to leave out lines 44 to 46, and to insert the words on the Order Paper.

Sir F. Soskice

Did I understand you, Mr. Speaker, to call the Government Amendment on page 28 to leave out lines 44 to 46?

Mr. Speaker

Perhaps the right hon. and learned Gentleman is thinking about his own Amendment on page 27, line 35. I am instructed that that is out of order because it is incompatible with Clause 37 (1) which we have just passed. It would be out of order to call it now.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth)

I beg to move, in page 28, to leave out lines 44 to 46, and to insert: the reference to the termination of the current tenancy is a reference to the date of termination specified in the landlord's notice under section twenty-five of this Act or, as the case may be, the date specified in the tenant's request for a new tenancy as the date from which the new tenancy is to begin.

This is a drafting Amendment.

11.45 a.m.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I realise that this is a drafting Amendment, but we have dealt with so many in the last day and a half that some of us on this side of the House are not certain to what this drafting Amendment refers. We should be grateful if the Joint Under-Secretary of State would be good enough to explain briefly what is the purport of this Amendment and to which Clause it refers.

Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

The House will remember that an Amendment was passed last night to leave out subsection (3) of Clause 30 and this Amendment is to replace the reference to that subsection. Unlike subsection (1) of Clause 30. subsection (3) of Clause 37 uses the expression "termination of the current tenancy" for the purpose of fixing a particular date and the definition inappropriate to Clause 30 is therefore appropriate here.

Amendment agreed to.