HL Deb 28 October 1976 vol 376 c725

[Nos. 3–4.]

Clause 17, page 21, line 6, after second the "insert" sole (or sole surviving)"

The Commons agreed to this Amendment and made the following consequential Amendment to the Bill:

Page 22, line 36, leave out paragraph (a).

8.13 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 4. I need not detain your Lordships for more than a moment over the Amendment. The Commons have agreed to your Lordships' Amendment No. 3, and as a consequence it is necessary to delete subsection (5)(a) of Clause 17, which covers the same ground as the words inserted by Amendment No. 3. Subsection (5)(a) is no longer necessary and it could be confusing for the same point to be covered twice in the Bill.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in their consequential Amendment No. 4.—(Lord Strabolgi.)


My Lords, we are grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Strabolgi, for explaining this. As he rightly says, it is a consequential Amendment and we are glad that the other place has agreed to accept one of the Amendments that we sent down.

On Question, Motion agreed to.