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Clause 28—(Discovery)

Volume 439: debated on Friday 11 July 1947

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

I am a little disappointed not to see any Amendment by the right hon. and learned Attorney-General on Clause 28, having regard to the discussion we had on Second Reading. I do think some regard ought to have been taken of the strongly grounded objections that were made to Clause 28. I think something ought to be done about narrowing down the exemption from about narrowing down the exemption on the wide ground of public interest, to the ground of public safety and defence. Whether the privilege claimed in Subsection (2) is a good one or a bad one I do not propose to debate now. As no Amendments have been put down I reserve the right to put some down on Report stage. I hope the matter may be considered in the meantime.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 29 to 33 ordered to stand part of the Bill.