HL Deb 23 July 1973 vol 344 c1553

[No. 30]

Clause 26, page 23, line 38, leave out "section 6(2)" and insert "the provisions specified in the next following subsection, shall come into force on the passing of this Act.

(3) Sections 1 to 5 and subsections (1) and (3) of section 6 of this Act."


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 30. The purpose of this Amendment is to ensure that there will be no delay, once the Bill has been enacted, in bringing into force Clause 6(2) and particularly Parts 2 and 3 of the Bill. After passing the Bill there are certain formalities to be completed and complied with before the processes of ratifying the Montreal Convention can be completed. These will take time. It is therefore desirable that the Bill, as it relates to the Montreal Convention, shall come into force on such day as Her Majesty may by Order in Council appoint. It will be related to the date of ratification. However, it would not be appropriate to delay the coming into force of the rest of the Bill on this account. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Drumalbyn.)