HL Deb 15 December 1949 vol 165 cc1639-40

Clause 10, page 8, line 18, at end insert— ("(5) The Lord Chancellor may make an order saving for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section the grant to a borough of its commission and quarter sessions if—

  1. (a) the borough council applies for the order not later than two months after the date of the passing of this Act or within such further time as the Lord Chancellor may allow; and
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  3. (b) the Lord Chancellor is satisfied that it is desirable to save the grant to the borough of its commission and quarter sessions on account—
    1. (i) of the assistance the borough court of quarter sessions has given or is likely to be able to give in the administration of justice in the county which includes the borough; and
    2. (ii) of historical or geographical reasons;
and it shall be the duty of the recorder for the time being of any borough named in an order under this section, before he fixes the date for holding any quarter sessions for the borough, to consult the chairman of the court of quarter sessions of the county or quarter sessions division of a county in which the borough is situated or (failing the chairman) the deputy chairman or one of the deputy chairmen of that court. (6) The power of the Lord Chancellor to make an order under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.")


My Lords, this is a matter we discussed before. It is quite true, as the noble Lord, Lord Llewellin, said, that the suggestion we have adopted originated from him. With suitable acknowledgments which I make now, I hope that it may prove useful. I beg to move.

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

On Question, Motion agreed to.