§ [References are to Bill  as first printed for the Commons]
§ 1 Clause 4, page 2, line 24, leave out first ("the") and insert ("a substantial").
§ The Lord Chancellor
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 1. This amendment was originally moved in another place by the Opposition and it was accepted by the Government. It was, I think, designed to reflect in Clause 4 the wording of Clause 2 following my acceptance during the proceedings in this House of an amendment to insert into Clause 2 the word "substantial". I took the view then, and I still take it, that a corresponding amendment to 236 Clause 4 became unnecessary because the expression "the risk" obviously related back to "the substantial risk" referred to in Clause 2. Since importance appears to have been attached to it I see no harm in it, though precious little good, and therefore I advise the House to accept it. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their amendment.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment—(The Lord Chancellor.)
§ Lord Elwyn-Jones
My Lords, it fell to me to move this very amendment when we debated the matter in this House, and therefore your Lordships will not be surprised when I say that the Commons were well advised to introduce the amendment successfully in another place, and I agree.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.