HL Deb 06 October 1998 vol 593 c337

House again in Committee.

Clause 74 [Effect of tax reduction for Scottish taxpayers]:

[Amendments Nos. 287 and 287A not moved.]

Clause 74 agreed to.

Clause 75 [Supplemental powers to modify enactments]:

[Amendments Nos. 287B to 287D not moved.]

Lord Hardie moved Amendment No. 287E: Page 36, line 36, leave out from ("Act") to ("and") in line 37.

The noble and learned Lord said: This is a technical amendment. The drafting of the Bill generally is such that references to an enactment do not include the Bill itself or enactments made under it unless specific reference to the contrary is made. In Clause 75 the context is such that this general approach applies and so the words being deleted by the amendment are superfluous. It follows that the amendment makes no difference to the effect of the provision. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 75, as amended, agreed to.

Lord Hardie moved Amendment No. 287F:

After Clause 75, insert the following new clause—