HC Deb 15 June 1956 vol 554 cc915-6

Lords Amendment: In page 1, line 5, after "1361" insert "or otherwise."

11.7 a.m.

Mr. E. H. C. Leather (Somerset, North)

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

This and all the following Amendments hang together. They were introduced in another place to fulfil undertakings given by the promoters of the Bill, with the very great assistance of my hon. and right hon. Friends on the Government Front Bench, when it was discovered before Second Reading that the Title of the Bill as originally drafted dealt only with half the cases. The question was debated at length on Second Reading. I believe that the right hon. Member for South Shields (Mr. Ede) raised it, and it was to comply with the rules of order that these things were dealt with in another place.

This, I believe, is the final stage of the Bill, and I should like particularly to thank my hon. Friends for the great assistance they have given to the promoters. Most particularly, I should like to thank my noble Friends the Lord Chancellor and Lord Merthyr for the great help that they have given.

Sir Eric Errington (Aldershot)

I beg to second the Motion.

Question put and agreed to.

Further Lords Amendments agreed to: In page 1, line 8, after first "to" insert "keep the peace or to"

In line, 21 at end insert: (3) Nothing in this section shall apply in relation to any order an appeal from which lies to a court of quarter sessions apart from the provisions of this section.

In line 25, leave out from "the" to second "Act" in line 26 and insert: Magistrates' Courts (Appeals from Binding Over Orders)


Postponed Lords Amendment: Leave out "Justices of the Peace Act, 1361," and insert: law relating to orders of justices of the peace requiring persons to enter into recognisances to keep the peace or be of good behaviour.

Mr. Leather

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

The Solicitor-General (Sir Harry Hylton-Foster)

I should like to take this opportunity of expressing the satisfaction of the Government that they have been able to meet the wishes of the House by these Amendments made in another place, and I should like to congratulate my hon. Friends on making this useful addition to the law.

Question put and agreed to.