§ 3.10 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Lord Ammon.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly:
§ [The LORD O'HAGAN in the Chair]
§ Clause 1 [Amendment of 11 & 12 Geo 6. c. 29. s. 47]:
§ LORD AMMON
I beg to move the only Amendment which appears on the Order Paper to this Bill. It is merely 1315 a drafting Amendment, and excludes paragraph (b) of subsection (4) from application to Scotland, where matters of this kind are dealt with by the Sheriff and not by a justice of the peace. No courts of summary jurisdiction in Scotland are concerned with civil affairs. I beg to move.
Page 2, line 24, after ("and") insert ("paragraph (b) of").—(Lord Ammon.)
§ LORD LLEWELLIN
We have no objection whatever to this Amendment which, as the noble Lord has said, is merely a matter of drafting.
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.
§ Clause 1, as amended, agreed to
§ Remaining clause agreed to.
§ House resumed.
§ Then, Standing Order No. XXXIX having been dispensed with (pursuant to Resolution), the Amendment reported; Bill read 3a, with the Amendment, and passed, and returned to the Commons.