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Clause 40—(Interpretation Of Part Iv)

Volume 440: debated on Wednesday 16 July 1947

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8.15 p.m.

I beg to move, in page 35, line 37, at the end, to insert:

"(3) References in this Part of this Act to the personal representatives of a deceased person include references to trustees of the estate, or part of the estate, of that person."
This is a minor point, and is designed to meet an argument advanced by the hon. Member for South Hendon (Sir H. Lucas-Tooth). He pointed out that the words "personal representatives" were used in Clause 25 (1). He said that "personal representatives" was not an expression which was apt to describe the trustees of the estate of a deceased person. In pursuance of an undertaking which I gave that I would consider this matter further, we seek to provide, in terms, in the appropriate place, which is Clause 40, that references to the personal representatives of a deceased person shall include references to trustees of the estate, or part of the estate, of that person. It is little more than a drafting Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.