HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc249-50
Mr. Jack

I beg to move amendment No. 12, in page 20, line 35, at end insert `, except that paragraph 9 of the Schedule does not extend to Northern Ireland.'.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this, it will be convenient to discuss also Government amendment No. 13.

Mr. Jack

The amendments are minor and technical.

The Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951 does not apply to Northern Ireland, but it may, in whole or in part, be extended to apply there by Order in Council. Section 27 was so extended to Northern Ireland in 1979, with necessary variations. Those provisions should be allowed to continue in force there.

The amendments to section 27 of the 1951 Act contained in paragraph 9 of the schedule to the Bill are not relevant to Northern Ireland as farm business tenancies will not exist there. As clause 40 is drafted they would, however, be applied. The amendment to clause 40 is necessary to rectify that and to ensure that the provisions of the 1979 Order in Council are not affected.

The amendment to paragraph 9 of the schedule is necessary because the reference in section 27 of the 1951 Act to the War Damaged Sites Act 1949 was repealed in 1989.

Amendment agreed to.

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