§ 19 Schedule 3, page 52, line 20, leave out "forty-eight hours" and insert "two working days".
20 Page 52, line 23, at end insert—
(3) In subsection (1) above the reference to two working days is a reference to a period of forty-eight hours calculated from the time when the goods in question are seized but disregarding so much of any period as falls on a Saturday or Sunday or on Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 in the part of Great Britain where the goods are seized.".
§ Lord Lucas of Chilworth
My Lords, with the leave of the House, I beg to move that this House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 19 and 20. I spoke to these when we were discussing Amendments Nos. 5 and 6 but I regret that again I have to draw your Lordships' attention to a further printing error on the Marshalled List which occurs in Amendment No. 20, "Page 52, line 23". On the last but one line—here we are dealing with working days—the Marshalled List as printed says:
"or a day which is a bank holiday under the Banking Financial Dealings Act 1971".
The word "and" should be added between the words "Banking" and "Financial Dealings". I beg to move.
§ Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said amendments.—(Lord Lucas of Chilworth.)798
§ Lord Airedale
My Lords, is it not rather a curiosity that in describing two working days, this being a definition, the words are used as they are? Would it not be easier to say that " 'two working days' means so and so" instead of saying,the reference to two working days is a reference to",and so on? However, I do not think it matters all that much at this moment.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.