HL Deb 27 October 1982 vol 435 c566

4 Clause 10, page 9, line 18, after 'funds' insert 'other than any pension or benefit to which section 2(1) of the Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act 1948 applies:'.

5 Clause 10, page 10, line 4, leave out 'to the injured person'.

Lord Mackay of Clashfern

My Lords, Amendment No. 4 is intended to remove any doubt as to the effect of Section 2(1) of the 1948 Act upon invalidity pension in assessing damages. It is thought to be right that a United Kingdom social security benefit should be treated in the same way throughout the United Kingdom. The amendment ensures that this is achieved; without the amendment the present Bill might be thought to override the earlier legislation.

So far as Amendment No. 5 is concerned, it is a drafting amendment to clarify the intended effect of Clause 10(iv) so that a benevolent payment may be made to a relative of an injured person. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 4 and 5.

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

On Question, Motion agreed to.