HC Deb 26 July 1967 vol 751 cc820-1

Lords Amendment: No 60, in page 32, line 5, at the end to insert new Clause "J":

".—(1) The power of a magistrates' court or of a court of summary jurisdiction in Scotland to make a transfer of fine order under section 72A of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1952 (transfer of fine orders to Scotland) or section 44 of the Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Act 1954 (transfer of fine orders within and from Scotland) shall be exercisable in relation to a fine imposed on any person or a sum due from any person under a recognizance forfeited by a court of assize or quarter sessions the payment of which is enforceable by the magistrates' court or court of summary jurisdiction, notwithstanding that the court of assize or quarter sessions has in pursuance of the last foregoing section fixed a term of imprisonment which that person is to undergo if the fine or other sum is not duly paid or recovered.

(2) Section 24 of the Queen's Remembrancer Act 1859 (recovery of fines and other debts due to the Crown in other parts of the United Kingdom) shall cease to apply to the enforcement in Scotland of a fine imposed or a sum due under a recognizance forfeited by a court of assize or quarter sessions."

Miss Bacon

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

Perhaps it would be convenient to take at the same time Lords Amendments Nos. 221 and 224.

These Amendments make provision for the enforcement in Scotland of fines imposed in England and Wales at assizes or quarter sessions.

Question put and agreed to.

It being Seven o'clock, and there being Private Business set down by direction of The CHAIRMAN OF WAYS AND MEANS, under Standing Order No. 7 (Time for taking Private Business), further Proceeding stood postponed.