HC Deb 22 April 1966 vol 727 cc216-7

Bill to exempt from arrestment on the dependence of an action sums falling to be paid by way of wages, salary or other earnings or by way of pension, to abolish the exemption from arrestment in execution of certain earnings payable by the Crown, and to provide for the variation from time to time of the amount of wages excepted from arrestment under the Wages Arrestment Limitation (Scotland) Act, 1870; to amend Section 5 of the Adoption Act, 1958, and to provide in Scotland for the succession of an adopted person to the estate of his natural parent in certain circumstances; to amend Section 5 of the Trusts (Scotland) Act, 1961; to provide for the admission in evidence of certain documents in civil proceedings; to confer jurisdiction on the sheriff court to vary or recall certain orders of the Court of Session in respect of maintenance, custody and welfare of children, and to empower the High Court of Judiciary to extend certain time limits in appeals; and to provide that acts of adjournal and acts of sederunt shall be statutory instruments, presented by Mr. William Ross; supported by Mr. George Willis; read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Monday next and to be printed. [Bill 5.]