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New Clause—Interest On Debts Damages And Costs 1 & 2 Vict C110

Volume 439: debated on Friday 11 July 1947

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  • (1) Section seventeen of the Judgments Act, 1838 (which provides that a judgment debt shall carry interest) shall apply to judgment debts due from or to the Crown.
  • (2) Where any costs are awarded to 0f against the Crown in the High Court, interest shall be payable upon those costs unless the court otherwise orders, and any interest so payable shall be at the same rate as that at which interest is payable upon judgment debts due from or to the Crown.
  • (3) Section three of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1934 (which empowers courts of record to award interest on debts and damages) shall apply to judgments given in proceedings by and against the Crown.
  • (4) This Section shall apply both in relation to proceedings pending at the commencing of this Act and in relation to proceedings instituted thereafter.—(Attorney-General.)
  • Brought up, and read the First time.

    This is a privilege Clause in the Bill.

    Question put, and agreed to.

    Clause added to the Bill.