§ 28B. In Schedule 4, in paragraph 61(b) (amendments of the Representation of the People Act 1983 relating to time limit for prosecutions) after the word "without" there shall be inserted the word "undue"."
§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland
Amendment No. 56 corrects a mistake in paragraph 61(b) of schedule 4 to the Representation of the People Act 1985. Amendment No. 47 is consequential to that.
Section 61(b) substitutes a new subsection (2) in section 176 of the Representation of the People Act 1983. New section 176(2) refers, in its application to Scotland, to the execution of a warrant "without delay" instead of "without undue delay", which is the wording used in section 331 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 from which the new section is derived. The amendment converts the reference to "without undue delay" to be consistent with the wording in the 1975 Act.
Paragraph 61(b) of schedule 4 to the 1985 Act, as enacted, came into operation on 1 October 1985. The amendment to clause 59 of the Bill provides for this amendment to come into operation as soon as practicable after 1 October.
§ Question put and agreed to.