HC Deb 11 May 1964 vol 695 c144

Lords Amendment: In page 19, line 35, leave out from "the" to end of line 38 and insert: defender from making any such settlement or disposition, or transferring out of the jurisdiction of the court, or otherwise dealing with, any property belonging to the defender".

Lady Tweedsmuir

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

This is a drafting Amendment intended to improve the wording of the Clause. As it stands the Clause refers to the Court's interdicting the making of a settlement. This is an unusual use of "interdicting" since the Court interdicts a person rather than an action. The Amendment puts this right, without making any change in the substance of the provision, the purpose of which is to prevent a defender in a divorce action from disposing of his property or transferring it out of the Court's jurisdiction so as to defeat an award by the Court to the pursuer under Clause 26.

Question put and agreed to.