HL Deb 15 March 1928 vol 70 cc467-8

[The references are to Bill No. 3.]

Clause 1, page 1, line 7, leave out ("fourteenth") and insert ("first").

Clause 1, page 1, line 8, leave out ("eleventh") and insert ("thirty-first").

Clause 1, page 1, line 19, at end insert:— ("(3) In this Act the expression "lapwing" means the bird commonly called the lapwing, green plover, peesweep, or peewit.")

Clause 2, page 1, line 22, leave out from ("pounds") to end of line 24.


My Lords, there are only four Amendments in all and I am not sure that your Lordships need be troubled to consider them separately. The first one alters the time from March 14 to March 1, and the second extends the time from August 11 to August 31; that is an extension of time in both directions. The third Amendment consists in calling the unfortunate lapwing a series of names. It does not call it all the names by which it has been called, but it calls it certain of them. I am sure the bird will not mind how many names it is called if you will only allow the Bill to go through. The last Amendment is one that strikes out a provision which gave an alternative, on a second or subsequent offence, of imprisonment instead of a fine. I relinquish it with regret; but I do not want to be vindictive, and no doubt when the Bill becomes law the offences will become fewer. If your Lordships desire that these Amendments should be considered separately, of course the noble Earl on the Woolsack will put them separately; otherwise I suggest that your Lordships should take them together. I beg to move that we agree to the Amendments.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(Lord Buckmaster.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.