HL Deb 24 July 1973 vol 344 cc1768-9

[Nos. 2 to 4]

Clause 6, page 5, line 10, leave out "without more".

Clause 7, page 6, line 4, leave out "without more".

Clause 8, page 6, line 17, leave out "without more".


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 2, 3 and 4. These Amendments all deal with the same point which I think was one raised by the noble Lord, Lord Hughes, when the Bill was before this House. They are designed to leave out two superfluous words.

Move, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(The Marquess of Lothian.)


My Lords, as the noble Marquess has said, when this Bill was before the House I raised objection to the rather unusual language which appeared. These were the words to which I particularly directed attention. The Bill as it stood when it left this House said "shall without more be extinguished" I think the Commons did right to extinguish "without more", which I tried unsuccessfully to do in this House. I have no objection to any of the others. My only regret is that the Commons did not carry on the good work further. They brought in the word "allodial". I was tempted to ask the noble Marquess what it meant, but I was afraid that he did not know. In another Amendment they have taken out "effluxion" and substituted '"passage" which is an improvement. In the last Amendment they might have gone further and taken out "nonnage", the meaning of which I also do not know.