HL Deb 23 October 1980 vol 413 c2133

7.20 p.m.

House again in Committee on Clause 1.

[Amendments Nos. 2 to 5 not moved.]

Lord ROSS of MARNOCK moved Amendment No. 6:

Page 2, line 37, at end insert— ("(7) In this section "elderly person" means a person of pensionable age.").

The noble Lord said: We discussed this—at least I did, although the Government were at pains to tell us that they had not discussed it. However, I move it formally. I beg to move.


In practical terms, I do not believe that there is much to choose between the two terms "elderly person" and "a person of pensionable age". I am quite sure that no Secretary of State for Scotland would ever take the view that a person of pensionable age was not an elderly person for the purposes of this legislation. Having said that, I am prepared in principle to accept the noble Lord's amendment. I need say no more.


That is all right.

Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clauses agreed to.

House resumed: Bill reported with an amendment.