§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
I beg to move Amendment No. 31, in page 22, line 19, after '28', insert 'and 32'.
This Amendment is consequential on the acceptance, in Committee, of what is now Clause 32 of the Bill. That Clause provides for compensation to be paid to the owner of goods which are seized by an officer of a local weights and measures authority or Government Department in pursuance of Clause 27, if he suffers loss as a result and is not convicted of an offence in relation to those goods.
In Northern Ireland, the Bill is to be enforced, not by local authorities, but by the Ministry of Commerce and this Amendment puts the Ministry in the same position as regards the payment of compensation in Northern Ireland as local weights and measures authorities are in the rest of the United Kingdom.
§ Amendment agreed to.