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Clause 13—(Interpretation And Construction)

Volume 466: debated on Friday 24 June 1949

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I beg to move, in page 7, line 25, at the end, to insert:

"'compulsory school age' has the same meaning as in the Education Act, 1944.
(2) Any reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended by any subsequent enactment."
This Amendment is designed to define the phrase "compulsory school age" as used in the Bill. It is to have the same meaning as in the Education Act, 1944. The additional words are the common provision for interpretation of other Acts referred to as they may have been amended since they were originally passed. Perhaps I might here refer to the Amendment to Clause 14, in page 7, line 42, which brings the definition of "compulsory school age" as applied to Scotland within the Education (Scotland) Act, 1946.

Amendment agreed to.