HC Deb 24 July 1969 vol 787 cc2195-6

Lords Amendment No. 4: In page 32, line 44, at end insert: (2) The power of the Court of Session under section 17(1) as read with section 18 of the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act, 1920, to make an act of sederunt and give directions for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions of that Act shall extend to sections 50 and 55 of this Act.

Dr. Dickson Mabon

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

The purpose of this Amendment is to enable the Court of Session to make an act of sederunt governing the procedure in sheriff courts in cases under Clauses 50 and 55. Section 17(1) also enables proceedings to be conducted in private, and this Clause would be desirable in relation to applications under Clause 55, since the means of the tenant would be one of the matters under discussion.

Mr. Wylie

I endorse the Amendment. It is admirable.

Question put and agreed to.