HL Deb 12 July 1951 vol 172 cc825-6

2.33 p.m.

Order of the Day for the Third Reading read.


My Lords, on behalf of my noble and learned friend the Lord Chancellor, I beg to move that this Bill be read a third time. In doing so, I should like to direct your Lordships' attention to two Amendments that appear on the Order Paper.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 3a.— (Lord Shepherd.)

On Question, Bill read 3a, with the Amendments.

Clause 22 [Rules of Court]:


My Lords, I must apologise for moving these two Amendments on Third Reading. Their appearance on the Order Paper is due to the fact that they were overlooked during an earlier stage. The first Amendment is a consequential Amendment and does not call for any extended explanation I beg to move.

Amendment moved— Page 15, line 36, leave out from ("Court") to end of line 37.—(Lord Shepherd.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.


My Lords, the second Amendment expands the rule-making power, and is primarily to enable the rules to deal with the methods of transmission of notices and applications under Clause 4 (3). It would also give power to deal with other points that may arise, such as the enforcement of duties imposed by Order of the Court. I beg to move.

Amendment moved— Page 15, line 40, at end insert ("and may provide for any incidental or supplementary matters for which it appears to the authority making the rules to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of that provision to provide.")—(Lord Shepherd.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Bill passed, and returned to the Commons.