First Schedule, page 15, line 14, leave out paragraph 3 and insert—
("3. Part II of the First Schedule to the House of Commons Disqualification Act, 1957 (which specifies certain commissions, tribunals and other bodies, all members of which are disqualified under that Act), shall have effect, in its application to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as if after the entry relating to the Pig Industry Development Authority there were inserted the following entry:—
'The Red Deer Commission'.")
§ LORD FORBES
My Lords, with your Lordships' permission I will take Amendments Nos. 42 and 43 together. The effect of the first Amendment is to extend to the United Kingdom the application of paragraph 3 of the First Schedule. Without the Amendment, a member of the Commission could become a Member of Parliament for an English constituency or for a constituency in Northern Ireland, though not for a Scottish constituency. The Second Amendment is purely a drafting Amendment. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(Lord Forbes.)
§ VISCOUNT ASTOR
My Lords, why does a member of the Commission who happens to become a 'Member of Parliament for an English constituency, or for a constituency in Northern Ireland, immediately become a bad member of the Commission, a position in which he may be doing a good job?
§ LORD FORBES
No member of a Commission of this type can be a Member of Parliament. It does not apply 363 nerely to this Bill: it applies to any other Act.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.