HL Deb 21 April 1913 vol 14 cc168-70

Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee, read.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly.

[The EARL of DONOUGHMORE in the Chair.]

Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.

Clause 3:

Provisions as to colonial judges becoming members of the Judicial Committee.

3.—(1) The maximum number of persons (being, or having been, judges in certain dominions) who may become members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council by reason of the Judicial Committee Amendment Act, 1895, as amended by any subsequent enactment shall be increased from five to seven, and accordingly seven shall be substituted for five in subsection (2) of section one of that Act.

(2) Section one of the said Act shall have effect as if the persons named therein included any person being or having been Chief Justice or a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa.

(3) His Majesty may by Order in Council regulate the order in which the persons qualified to become members of the Judicial Committee under the said Act as so amended, are to become members thereof, so as to secure, as far as possible, an equal distribution of such members amongst the various dominions to which the Act so amended relates.


The Amendments are all of a drafting character. They are to add, before the word "dominions" in subsection (1), the words "parts of His Majesty's"; to insert the same words before "dominions" in subsection 3; and to add a new subsection.

Amendments moved—

Clause 3, page 2, line 2, after ("certain") insert ("parts of His Majesty's")

Clause 3, page 2, line 15, after ("various") insert ("parts of His Majesty's")

Clause 3, page 2, line 16, after ("relates") nsert ("(4) The enactments mentioned in the schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the third column of that schedule, and in the schedule to the Appellate Jurisdiction Act, 1908, for the words 'Cape of Good Hope, Natal, Transvaal, Orange River Colony' there shall be substituted the words 'the Union of South Africa'").—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendments agreed to.

Clause 3, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clause agreed to.

Amendment moved—

Page 2, insert as a Schedule:—


Session and Chapter. Short Title. Extent of Repeal.
58 & 59 Vict. c. 44 The Judicial Committee Amendment Act, 1895 In section one, the words "or either of the South African Colonies mentioned in the said Schedule." In the Schedule, the words "South African Colonies, Cape of Good Hope, Natal."
8 Edw. 7. c. 51 The Appellate Jurisdiction Act, 1908 Subsection (2) of section three.

—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

The Report of Amendments to be received To-marrow and Bill to be printed as amended. (No. 24.)