HL Deb 27 October 1981 vol 424 c942

24 Clause 29, page 37, line 9, after ("address") insert ("within Great Britain").

Lord Trefgarne

My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 24. Clause 29(1) requires any person carrying on business in a name other than his own to state in legible characters on all business documents details of the proprietors of the business, and to give an address at which service of any document will be effective. It is considered that as the paragraph stood, it might enable persons to give an address outside Great Britain for service, particularly a trader who has a place of business in Great Britain, but resides elsewhere. This clause seeks to ensure that the address given is within the jurisdiction of British courts. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment.—(Lord Trefgarne.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.