HL Deb 08 March 1923 vol 53 cc334-5

Offences friable at Quarter Sessions.

1. Offences under sections sixteen and seventeen of the Malicious Damage Act, 1861.

2. Bigamy.

THE LORD CHANCELLOR moved to omit "Bigamy." The noble Viscount said: Some objection has been taken by Judges of great experience to including bigamy among offences triable at quarter sessions. I beg, therefore, to move to omit the word "bigamy."

Amendment moved— Page 21, line 6, leave out ("Bigamy").—(The Lord chancellor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

First Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

Second Schedule agreed to.

Third Schedule:

Amendment moved— Page 23, line 26, leave out ("from 'and any such offence' to the words 'county or place'"), and insert ("England or").—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Amendments moved— Page 23, lines 33 to 35, leave out ("in section forty-nine the definition of the expression fine"). Page 24, lines 20 to 22, leave out ("and in subsection (2) of section forty-nine the word fine").—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendments agreed to.

Third Schedule, as amended, agreed to.