Lords Amendment No. 6: In page 6, line 6, leave out from beginning to "does" in line 7 and insert:
(5) Any reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, and as including a reference thereto as extended or applied, by any other enactment.
(6) Section (Powers of Parliament of Northern Ireland) extends to Northern Ireland and so much of this section and Schedule 2 to this Act as relates to the Writ of Subpoena Act 1805 extends to Scotland and Northern Ireland, but, save as aforesaid, this Act
§ Mr. McLaren
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
The new subsection (5) in this Amendment is consequential on Amendment No. 4, to which we have already agreed. Provisions in this form are the favourites of parliamentary draftsmen. The procedure under Section 77 of the Magistrates' Courts Act has been extended to the issue of witness summonses in proceedings in magistrates' courts under other Acts, and this subsection brings within the scope of the Bill all such other proceedings.
The new subsection (6) is consequential on Amendment No. 5, to which we have already agreed.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to.