HL Deb 10 July 1902 vol 110 c1310

Commons Amendments considered (according to order).


explained that the Bill had been considerably altered in the other House, the principal alteration being to omit Clauses 1 and 4, being the penalty clauses. It was considered that the omission of Clause 4 would probably be held to make the Bill apply to the Colonies. That was not his intention, and it was not the intention of this or the other House. He therefore proposed to accept all the Commons Amendments, and to add at the end of Clause 6 words to make it perfectly clear that the Bill only applied to the United Kingdom. The words he suggested were— And shall apply to the whole of the United Kingdom.


pointed out that those words would not effect the object. Indeed, they were unnecessary, because it had been held by Lord Brougham that, unless some part of the United Kingdom were excepted, an Act must be taken to apply to the whole of the United Kingdom. What the noble Lord intended would be met by the words— And shall apply only to the United Kingdom.


accepted the suggestion, and the Amendment was agreed to.

Commons Amendment agreed to, with the Amendment; Bill returned to the Commons.