HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 cc408-9

Lords amendment: No. 143, in page 126, line 15, at end insert— (3) This section does not extend to Scotland.

Mr. Fox

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

This amendment disapplies clause 149 to Scotland. The Church Commissions have no locus in Scotland but "ecclesiastical property" as defined in clause 150 might comprehend some church property in Scotland. We need to make it clear that this clause is concerned with ecclesiastical property in England and Wales only.

Question put and agreed to.

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