§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland (Mr. Peter Fraser)
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 58, line 12, leave out "tribunal" and insert "assessment committee".
The amendment is necessary to correct an oversight in the Bill. The functions of the rent tribunals were transferred to the rent assessment committees by virtue of section 52 of the Tenants' Rights, Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980, but in the Rent (Scotland) Act 1971, from which clause 85 is derived, the reference to the rent tribunal failed to be translated accordingly. The amendment puts the matter right. The chairman of the joint committee, Lord Brightman, has been advised of the amendment and concurs in its terms.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Clause 85, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clauses 86 to 118 ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Schedules 1 to 10 agreed to.
§ Bill reported, with an amendment.
§ Motion made, and Question, That the Bill be now read the Third time, put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 58 (Third Reading), and agreed to.
§ Bill accordingly read the Third time, and passed, with an amendment.