Amendment made: No. 189, in page 6, line 43, leave out `a metropolitan stipendiary magistrate' and insert
`the chief metropolitan stipendiary magistrate or a metropolitan stipendiary magistrate designated as mentioned in section 5(1) (a) above'—[Mr. John Patten.]
§ Mr. John Patten
I beg to move amendment No. 253, in page 7, line 42, leave out from 'court' to `unless' in line 44.
Mr. Deputy Speaker
With this it will be convenient to consider Government Amendments Nos. 254, to 259, 275, 260 to 264, 276, 265 to 271 and 277.
§ Mr. Patten
These amendments cover quite a lot of paper but they make only technical, albeit essential, changes to the committal and appeals provisions of the Bill. I commend them to the House.
§ Amendment agreed to.
Amendments made: No. 254, in page 7, line 49, at end insert—
`(8A) if the court commits a person under subsection (8) above, it shall issue a certificate of the offence against the law of the United Kingdom which would be constituted by his conduct.'.—[Mr. John Patten.]