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Fourth Schedule—(Local And Appellate Tribunals)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1947

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I beg to move, in page 20, line 7, to leave out "hear any particular case," and to insert:

"attend any particular session of the tribunal."
This Amendment has been put down to meet criticisms by the other side. There was a feeling, when the matter was before the Committee, that the reference to the Members whom the Minister selected should not refer to a particular case. We propose to take out the words "any particular case" and to put in "any particular session of the tribunal," so that the Minister will call people to attend a session and not to take a particular case.

I thank the Minister for what I think is an improvement of the Schedule. I believe, if he will consult his legal advisers, that he will be informed that there is no earthly reason why he should not also omit "to be selected by the Minister," and I hope he will. I think it would be even better if he omitted those words as well. Nevertheless, I thank him for the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made:

In page 20, line 21, leave out "hear any particular case," and insert:

"attend any particular session of the tribunal."

In page 21, line 7, column 3, after "words," insert:

"'(not earlier than the third day after the date of the service of the notice)' and."—[Mr. Isaacs.]

Bill to be read the Third time this day.