HL Deb 26 July 1951 vol 172 cc1314-5

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]:


I beg to move the only Amendment which appears on the Order Paper to this Bill. It is merely 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.

Amendment moved— Page 2, line 24, after ("and") insert ("paragraph (b) of").—(Lord Ammon.)


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.