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Clause 43—(Disqualification Of Persons Providing Services)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 20 May 1947

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Lords Amendment: In page 39, line 17, after "section", insert:

"shall be informed, as soon as may be, of the substance of any charge or complaint to which the inquiry relates and."

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The effect of this Amendment is to make it clear, as was always intended, when a petitioner comes before a tribunal on a representation that he should be excluded from the services, he must be given a statement of the charge and the complaint into which the tribunal is inquiring.

It is indeed gratifying to find that the Government now appreciate certain matters which we placed before them during the early stages of the proceedings on the Bill, and are making absolutely clear what are the intentions of the various Clauses. This Amendment makes the position very much clearer, and we are very glad to see those words here.

Question put, and agreed to.