HL Deb 28 February 1924 vol 56 cc467-8

Enactments containing and regulating matters with respect to which Rules of Court may be made.

21 & 22 Vict. c. 108. The Matrimonial Causes Act. 1858. Section thirteen.
23 & 24 Vict. c. 149. The Court of Chancery Act. 1860. Sections two, three, five, and six.

THE LORD CHANCELLOR moved, after the reference to the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1858, to insert:

("23 & 24 Vict. c. 126. The Common Law Procedure Act. 1860. Section seven teen.")

The noble and learned Viscount said: This can hardly be described as a drafting Amendment although it really is nothing else. It relates to interpleader actions. The Common Law Procedure Act puts restrictions on our powers of making the rules regulating interpleader actions which hamper us unless these restrictions are relaxed. We propose to relax them also in the Court of Chancery.

Amendment moved—

Page 21, line 26, at end insert:

("23 & 24 Vict. c 126. The Common Law Procedure Act, l860. Section seven teen."
—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Second Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

Third Schedule (Enactments repealed) :

THE LORD CHANCELLOR moved, at the end of the Schedule, to insert:

("12 & 13 Geo. 5. c. 16. The Law of Property Act, 1922. In subsection (9) of section one hundred and fifty-six the words from "and for dispensing "to the end of the subsection.")

The noble and learned Viscount said: This makes no difference at all. It is merely incorporating in the Bill what is in the Law of Property Act: and it now comes much more conveniently in this Bill.

Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Amendment agreed to.

Third Schedule, as amended, agreed to.