HC Deb 22 January 1965 vol 705 cc653-4
Mr. Deputy-Speaker (Dr. Horace King)

I am asked by Mr. Speaker to announce that all the Amendments have been selected.

3.59 p.m.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power (Mr. John Morris)

I beg to move, in page 1, line 10, to leave out "physical hurt" and to insert "injury".

I hope, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, that with this Amendment you will agree that it would be for the convenience of the House to discuss Amendments Nos. 2, 3, 6–17 inclusive, 19, 22–32 inclusive, 38–44 inclusive, 46, 47, and 48.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker

So be it.

Mr. Nicholas Ridley (Cirencester and Tewkesbury)

Is it not the hon. Member's wish to take Amendment No. 49, in page 17, line 10, at end insert: damage to any property of any persons includes loss of property of that person and any loss of profits or other earnings suffered by that person".

Mr. Morris

No, it is not. I believe that a rather different aspect of the question arises under that Amendment.

The purpose of the Amendment is a very simple one, in that the words "physical hurt" and "hurt" are, to put it mildly, very unusual words in English law. We have thought that a better way of attempting to arrive at the same solution is to leave out "physical hurt" and to insert "injury", and then to define the word "injury"—

It being Four o'clock, further consideration of the Bill, as amended, stood adjourned.

Bill, as amended (in the Standing Committee), to be further considered upon Monday next.