HL Deb 05 August 1909 vol 2 c951


Order of the Day for the Second Reading, read.


My Lords, this is a very simple Bill. Owing to the phraseology of section 32 (4) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Act, 1908, which came into operation on the 1st June, 1909, a doubt has been expressed as to the competency of remanding accused persons for detention in police cells pending summary trial. This Bill is intended to make it clear that the new Act has not in this respect altered the law.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Pentland.)

On Question, Bill read 2a and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Monday, the 30th instant.