§ The Solicitor-General
I beg to move amendment No. 5, in page 131, line 4, leave out 'three' and insert 'six'.
This clause provides for the commencement of the Bill three months after Royal Assent. Again, representations from the Justices Clerks Society suggest that that would not give sufficient time for magistrates courts to adjust to the change. The amendment extends the period to six months.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Clause 197, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Schedule 1 agreed to.