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Clause 1—(Extension Of 42 And 43 Vict, C 21, Section 8)

Volume 66: debated on Wednesday 26 August 1914

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Section eight of the Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1879 (which enables the exportation of certain articles to be prohibited) shall have effect whilst a state of war in which His Majesty is engaged exists, as if in addition to the articles therein mentioned there were included all other articles of every description.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."

I quite understand that this Bill should be consistent with the parent Bill, but I want to point out that it is totally inconsistent with the rest of the Bills we are passing to-day. I am not going, however, to delay proceeding with it. I will only put this question, whether, in the event of any future War occurring, this Bill will still be operative while the rest of the Bills we are passing to-day will not then be operative?

Yes, I think that probably what my hon. Friend says is quite correct. But I may point out that in the event of a future War, the Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1879, would be operative, and it is with the object of securing conformity with that Act that we have introduced this phraseology into this Bill. It is desirable that the two Acts should be in harmony as far as their phraseology is concerned, and I hope that my hon. Friend will not insist on any Amendment.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill reported, without Amendment; read the third time, and passed.