HC Deb 29 July 1958 vol 592 cc1179-80

Lords Amendment: In page 40, line 39, after "thirty-one" insert: or subsection (2) of section thirty-two.

Sir I. Horobin

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

This Amendment and the next one to page 41, line 24, are purely technical. They deal with when the payment of compensation under Clause 32, dealing with injurious affection, becomes due. They are purely machinery.

Mr. MacDermot

I should like to thank the Parliamentary Secretary for taking the opportunity to bring this Amendment forward in an acceptable form. It is a rather modest Amendment, for which I think I can claim some pride of paternity. There was an attempt made in the Committee, but the Minister had no difficulty in shooting down the claim. He produced a second version on Report, which I criticised, and that criticism has apparently been accepted, so that I think we can all agree that the point is now adequately covered.

Question put and agreed to.