HC Deb 06 April 1973 vol 854 c818


Mr. Wiggin

I beg to move Amendment No. 20, in page 10, line 32 at end insert: ' section 25 (innocent publication of advertisement);'. This amendment is derived from the Trade Descriptions Act and provides a defence to the innocent party if an advertisement is placed for the sale of a gold, silver or platinum article. It provides protection to an accused publisher of an advertisement if he did not know, or have reason to suspect, that the publication would amount to an offence. This provision is the same as that in the Trade Descriptions Act and I think that one would, in all common sense, accept this as reasonable.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 21, in page 11, line 8 leave out ' such '.

No. 22, in page 11, line 16 at end insert: 'and in paragraph (c) of that subsection the reference to the Ministry of Commerce for Northern Ireland and any of its officers shall include a reference to the Council and an assay office and a duly authorised officer of the Council and of an assay office;'.—[Mr. Wiggin.]

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