Lords Amendment: In page 4, line 26, after "protectorate" insert:
residence in which may qualify for registration under the said subsection (1)".
§ 10.10 p.m.
§ The Minister of State, Home Office (Mr. David Renton)
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
I suggest, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, that this Lords Amendment, and the next one, in line 32, after "any" insert "such", go together and might be taken together.
These Amendments are drafting Amendments which do not in any way alter the substance of the Bill. We hope that they clarify it. The first Amendment makes clear that a notice of intention under paragraph (2, a) will not be valid unless the territory in which the person is ordinarily resident at the time of the notice is one in which he could in due course qualify for registration by the statutory period of ordinary residence; that is to say, five years or such shorter period as the registering authority may accept.
The second Amendment makes similar provision in the case of a person who gives notice on the strength of service with a British firm. The Amendment makes it clear that to give validity to the notice the firm must be established in a territory such that if he applied later for registration on the strength of employment with that firm, he would be qualified for registration.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to.