HL Deb 22 April 1971 vol 317 cc850-1

[No. 54]

Schedule 5, page 51, line 49, at end insert — ( ) On the relevant date there shall be vested in the Accountant General of the Supreme Court any outstanding liabilities of the Lancaster Palatine Court in respect of sums which at one time formed part of the funds in court in the Lancaster Palatine Court but which ceased to do so at some time prior to that date; and any amounts required to meet any such liabilities shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund to the Accountant General.


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 54, which deals with funds in the Lancaster Palatine Court. It is necessary because the transfer of funds of that court to the High Court involves the transfer of a contingent liability to meet claims on dormant funds. This is not possible under the Schedule as drafted and the Amendment now makes it possible.

Moved, That this House cloth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.