HL Deb 30 January 1992 vol 534 c1480

7.15 p.m.

The Lord Chancellor

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do now resolve itself into Committee (on re-commitment) on this Bill.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee (on re-commitment).—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee (on re-commitment) accordingly.

[The BARONESS LOCKWOOD in the Chair.]

Clauses 1 to 23 agreed to.

Clause 24 [Appeal from Commissioners on point of law]:

The Lord Chancellor

moved the following amendment: Page 19, line 8, leave out ("under section 23 above")

The noble and learned Lord said: This amendment is a drafting correction. Clause 24(1) represents Section 14(1) of the Social Security Act 1980. That subsection simply refers to an appeal on a question of law "from any decision of a Commissioner." There is no reference to the decision being under any particular statutory provision. The purpose of the amendment is therefore to make the subsection tally with the original enactment and delete the unnecessary phrase "under Section 23 above".

Perhaps I should add, for the convenience of the Committee, that this amendment and the amendments relating to the other social security consolidation Bills that follow immediately after this Bill are amendments that have been seen by, and have the approval of, the Chairman of the Joint Committee. I beg to move.

Lord Mishcon

This is obviously a very useful amendment.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 24, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clauses and schedules agreed to.

House resumed; Bill reported with an amendment.