§ Bill read 3a (according to order), with the Amendment.
EARL BEAUCHAMP moved to add a new subsection to Clause 4. The clause ran—
4.—(1) The power of the Secretary of State under the Metropolitan Police Superannuation Act,
1875, to make regulations respecting the grant to the officers to whom that Act applies of superannuation allowances, compensations, gratuities, or other allowances, on the like principles and conditions as were in force at the passing of that Act with respect to persons in the permanent civil service of the State, shall be extended so as to include a power to make such regulations on the like principles and conditions as are for the time being in force with respect to persons in the permanent civil service of the State, and to vary and revoke any such regulations.
(2) In section one of the said Act, the words "as soon as conveniently may be" shall be repealed.
In page 2, line 13, after subsection (2) to insert the following new subsection—
'(3) For removing doubts it is hereby declared that in subsection (2) of section five of the Metropolitan Police Courts Act, 1897 (which relates to the superannuation allowances of members of the staff of the metropolitan police courts, except police magistrates) the expression "the Superannuation Act, 1859, and the enactments amending the same" includes the enactments amending that Act passed after as well as before the passing of the Metropolitan Police Courts Act, 1897.'"—(Earl Beauchamp.)
§ Bill passed, and returned to the Commons.