HL Deb 05 July 1984 vol 454 c460

[References are to Bill 126 as first printed for the Commons.] 1 Clause 79, page 63, line 18, leave out "section 26 of the County Courts Act 1959" and insert "section 12 of the County Courts Act 1984".

Lord Cameron of Lochbroom

My Lords. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in their amendment. It might be convenient, if your Lordships agree, if I deal with both the amendments together and explain them. Commons Amendment No. 2: Schedule 3, page 105, line 13, at end insert— Tenants' Rights, Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 52) 46A. In section 1(10)(o) for the words "section 89 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960" there shall be substituted the words "section 90 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984.". They both arise out of legislation which was passing through Parliament at the same time as this Bill. As your Lordships will see, Amendment No. 1 replaces a reference to a section of the County Courts Act 1959 with a reference to Section 12 of the County Courts Act 1984, which was a consolidation Bill which has now passed through both Houses.

Amendment No. 2 is in similar vein. It does the same for the Tenants' Rights, Etc. (Scotland) Amendment Act 1984, which was going through the House at the same time as the present Bill.

I should say that these amendments do not alter the law in any way. I should also inform your Lordships that they have been seen and, I understand, approved by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Brightman, who is chairman of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills. I beg to move.

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

Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove

My Lords, I believe that the House is grateful to the noble and learned Lord the Lord Advocate for explaining the necessity for these amendments. It is also perhaps grateful for the fact that the timing was such that it was possible to include the amendments in the consolidation measure, which will make the legislation more understandable, at least in these two minor respects, and there will not need to be quite as much digging hack in the records. I am quite happy to support the Lord Advocate on both amendments.

On Question, Motion agreed to.