HC Deb 31 October 1995 vol 265 cc182-3
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

I beg to move amendment No. 1, in clause 87, page 63, line 43, leave out '(1)(c)' and insert '(1)(b)(ii) or (3)(b)'.

Clause 87 consolidates section 128 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 as amended by section 30 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1995. The consolidation failed to reproduce the amendment made at subsection (3) of section 30 of the 1995 Act, which is consequential on the change made earlier in section 30.

The amendment is purely consolidation, and I am able to advise the House that Lord Lloyd of Berwick, the Chairman of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills, is content that it is pure consolidation, and will not change the character of the Bill. Without the amendment, the consolidation would be inaccurate.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 87, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 88 to 309 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedules 1 to 10 agreed to.

Bill, as amended, reported; as amended, considered; read the Third time, and passed.