HC Deb 25 July 1990 vol 177 c632

. In section 50(1) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (matrimonial causes rules), for the words from "one registrar of the divorce registry" to "local law society" there shall be substituted "one district judge of the principal registry of the Family Division, two Circuit judges, one district judge appointed under the County Courts Act 1984, two persons who have a Supreme Court qualification (within the meaning of section 58 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990), and two persons who have been granted by an authorised body, under Part II of that Act, the right to conduct litigation in relation to all proceedings in the Supreme Court.".'.

No. 66, in page 140, line 45, at end insert— 'The Consumer Credit Act 1974 (c.39)

. In section 174(3) of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (purposes for which certain information obtained under the Act may be disclosed), in paragraph (a)—

  1. (a) after the words "Regulations 1988" there shall be inserted "or the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990"; and
  2. (b) after the words "Electricity Supply" there shall be inserted "or the Authorised Conveyancing Practitioners Board".'.—[The Attorney-General.]

The Solicitor-General

I beg to move amendment No. 67, in page 142, line 17, leave out from '(1)' to end of line and insert 'for the words "to committees conferred on the Council" there shall be substituted "conferred".'.

Madam Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take Government amendments Nos. 68 and 77.

The Solicitor-General

Amendments Nos. 67 and 77 are consequential amendments concerning the power of the Law Society and its council to delegate their functions, and amendment No. 68 refers to reduced contributions to the Law Society compensation fund for certain of its members.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 68, in page 142, line 33, at endinsert—

'(3B) Where it appears from his application for a practising certificate that a solicitor has not held or received clients' money at any time during the period specified in the application, the Council may require him—

  1. (a) to pay an annual contribution of a specified reduced amount on that application; or
  2. (b) to pay no annual contribution on that application.'.

No. 69, in page 142, line 33, at end insert—