HL Deb 24 July 1934 vol 93 cc1049-50

[The references are to Bill No. 93.]

Clause 1, page 1, line 9, leave out from ("him") to ("shall") in line 10.

Clause 1, Page 1, line 11, at end insert (" Provided that this subsection shall not apply to causes of action for defamation or seduction, or for inducing one spouse to leave or remain apart from the other, or to claims under Section one hundred and eighty-nine of the Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act, 1925, for damages on the ground of adultery.")


My Lords, with your Lordships' permission I will take these two Amendments together. Under Clause 1 of the Bill, on the death of any person causes of action, with certain exceptions, will survive against or for the benefit of his estate. The object of this Amendment is to make it quite clear that not only are causes of action for defamation and seduction excluded from the operation of the clause but also claims for damages against a co-respondent.

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