HC Deb 11 November 1954 vol 532 cc1530-1

Lords Amendment: In page 15, line 5, leave out "1937" and insert "1947."

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

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

This is necessary to correct the citation, so as to bring in the Act of 1947.

Mr. Ernest Davies (Enfield, East)

How did it happen that this mistake was made originally? After all, from 1937 to 1947 is a quite considerable time. Obviously there has been some slip up somewhere, and I think the Minister should give us some explanation.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

By leave of the House I would explain that the position is that the Road Traffic (Driving Licences) Act, 1947, should in the original draft of the interpretation Clause have been included with the other Road Traffic Acts. Owing to an oversight it was not.