HL Deb 18 May 1954 vol 187 cc731-2

Reported, with Amendments.

assume that there are only a few bad landlords and only a few tenants who will suffer because they are ignorant of their rights or afraid to take a landlord before a county court. An injustice is no less of an injustice because it is confined to a few people. If there is danger of that kind—and we sincerely apprehend that such a danger exists—if some small people will or may well suffer as a result of the manner in which the Bill is now drafted, placing the onus of proof on them, then we ought to press this Amendment which I would now ask your Lordships to accept.

On Question, Whether the Amendment shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents. 18; Not-Contents, 43.

Jowitt, E. Burden, L. [Teller.] O'Hagan, L.
Douglas of Barloch, L. Pethick-Lawrence, L.
Alexander of Hillsborough, V. Greenhill, L. Shepherd, L.
Stansgate, V. Haden-Guest, L. [Teller.] Silkin, L.
Hare, L. (E. Listowel.) Wilmot of Selmeston, L.
Amwell, L. Kenswood, L. Wise, L.
Bingham, L. (E. Lucan.) Milner of Leeds, L.
Simonds, L. (L. Chancellor.) Devonport, V. Hindlip, L.
Falmouth, V. Jeffreys, L.
Cholmondeley, M. FitzAlan of Derwent, V. Lloyd, L.
Goschen, V. Mancroft, L.
Bathurst, E. Hailsham, V. Monson, L.
De La Warr, E. Hudson, V. Ritchie of Dundee, L.
Dundonald, E. Rochdale, L.
Fortescue, E. [Teller.] Ashton of Hyde, L. Rockley, L.
Grey, E. Broughshane, L. Saltoun, L.
Mansfield, E. Coleraine, L. Sandhurst, L.
Munster, E. De L'Isle and Dudley, L. Strang, L.
Onslow, E. [Teller.] Dovercourt, L. Teynham, L.
Radnor, E. Freyberg, L. Tumour, L. (E. Winterton.)
Gage, L. Waleran, L.
Allenby, V. Gifford. L. Wolverton, L.
Buckmaster, V. Hamilton of Dalzell, L.

Resolved in the negative, and Amendment disagreed to accordingly.