§ 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.