HL Deb 25 July 1938 vol 110 c1111

Page 3, line 42, at end, insert: ("(4) For the purposes of this section a borough shall be deemed to have a population of not less than fifty thousand if according to the census last published before the commencement of this Act or according to any census published after the commencement of this Act it contained or contains a population of fifty thousand or more.")


My Lords, the object of this Amendment is to ensure that a borough which has a population of less than 50,000 at the last census shall not lose its jurisdiction as mentioned in the Act if the population happens to diminish during the period. In other words, it is to prevent the jurisdiction fluctuating with population. The effect will be to avoid the great inconvenience that might be caused if this provision were not inserted. I beg to move.

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

On Question, Motion agreed to.