HL Deb 09 July 1925 vol 61 c1183

Page 3, Clause 1, after line 4 to insert the following new paragraph:— ("(e) Certain named persons appointed before the first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-four, by the Governor-General in Council or by a local government, or by the High Court or Chief Court of a Province in respect of whom the Secretary of State in Council shall have certified that exemption is justified by the circumstances of their original appointment.")

THE EARL OF BIRKENHEAD moved that the Amendment be disagreed to. The noble Earl said: I think your Lordships will agree that this is a consequential Amendment, and I beg to move.

Moved, That the Amendment proposed by the Standing Joint Committee on page 3, Clause 1, after line 4, be disagreed to.—(The Earl of Birkenhead.)

On Question, Motion agreed to, and Amendment disagreed to accordingly.

Clause 2:

Amendment of s. 96B of Government of India Act.

2. At the end of Section ninety-six B of the Government of India Act (which relates to the civil services in India) there shall be inserted the following subsection:— (5) No rules or other provisions made or confirmed under this section shall be construed to limit or abridge the power of the Secretary of State in Council to deal with the ease of any person in the civil service of the Crown in India in such manner as may appear to him to be just and equitable, and any rules made by the Secretary of State in Council under subsection (2) of this section delegating the power of making rules may provide for dispensing with or relaxing the requirements of such rules to such extent and in such manner as may be prescribed: Provided that where any such rule or provision is applicable to the case of any person, the case shall not be dealt with in any manner less favourable to him than that provided by the rule or provision.