HL Deb 10 May 1961 vol 231 cc336-8

8.16 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 Peddie.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly.


Clause 1 [Raising limit on share of any one member]:


On behalf of my noble friend Lord Waldegrave I beg to move the Amendment on the Paper. It is purely of a drafting nature, and will require only one word of explanation. All the Amendments set out in the Schedule to the Bill are consequential on the raising of the limit of interest from £100 to £1,000 and, therefore, at the final perusal it has been considered inappropriate, and indeed unnecessary, to describe these Amendments, as Clause 1 (2) at present does, as being both minor Amendments and Amendments consequential on the clause. That is all there is to it. I beg to move.

Amendment moved— Page 1, line 12, leave out ("minor amendments and").—(Lord Hastings.)


I am prepared to accept the Amendment. It is of a minor character and, I appreciate, one of a drafting nature. May I say that I appreciate the degree 'of support that has been given to the Bill.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clauses and Schedule agreed to.

House resumed.