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Clause 44—(Satisfaction Of Orders Granted Against The Crown In Scotland)

Volume 439: debated on Friday 11 July 1947

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I beg to move, in page 26, line 31, at the end to insert:

"(3) If the order decerns for the payment of any money by way of damages or otherwise or of any expenses, the appropriate Government department shall, subject as hereinafter provided, pay to the person entitled or to his solicitor the amount appearing from the order to be due to him together with the interest, if any, lawfully due thereon:
Provided that the court by which any such order as aforesaid is made or any court to which an appeal against the order lies may direct that pending an appeal or otherwise payment of the whole of any amount so payable, or any part thereof, shall by suspended.
(4) No such order as aforesaid shall warrant any diligence or execution against any person to enforce payment of any such money or expenses as aforesaid, and no person shall be individually liable under any order for the payment by the Crown, or any Government department or any officer of the Crown as such, of any such money or expenses."
This is the privilege part of the Clause.

Perhaps the learned Lord Advocate would tell those hon. Members of the Committee who, like myself, do not know, what the fourth word of Subsection (3) means?

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 46 to 49 ordered to stand part of the Bill.