HL Deb 27 October 1981 vol 424 c1030

139 Clause 60, page 66, line 24, at end add— ("(2) In section 171 of the 1948 Act (inspectors' report to be evidence) for the words from "authenticated" to "investigated" there shall be substituted the words "certified by the Secretary of State to be a true copy of such a report"; and at the end there shall be added the following paragraph— Any document purporting to be such a certificate as is referred to above shall be received in evidence and shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be such a certificate.".").

Lord Mackay of Clashfern

My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 139. This amendment provides that an inspector's report need no longer be authenticated by the seal of the company before it can be admitted in legal proceedings as evidence of the opinion of the inspectors, but instead must be certified by the Secretary of State.

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

On Question, Motion agreed to.