§ 23 Clause 29, page 36, line 43, after ("letters") insert ("written orders for goods or services to be supplied to the business").
§ Lord Trefgarne
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 23. The Government considered carefully the arguments advanced both in your 942 Lordships' House and in another place, that the present definition of the business documents on which particulars of ownership should be displayed was unduly restrictive. Although there are obvious practical difficulties in requiring such particulars to be shown on all documents which might be considered to be issued by a business—for example, on "cut out" coupons in newspaper advertisements—the Government were satisfied that it would be right to extend the requirement to all written orders for goods or services to be supplied to the business. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment.—(Lord Trefgarne.)
§ Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede
My Lords, we welcome this particular amendment. As the noble Lord said, it meets a number of the criticisms that were made in your Lordships' House, in particular by my noble friend Lord Mishcon, and it will indeed help the consumer in being able to trace any defaulting business.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.