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Clause 29—(Securing Of Shafts And Staple-Pits)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 1 July 1954

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6.0 p.m.

I beg to move, in page 20, line 23, to leave out "proceedings taken in respect of," and to insert "prosecution for."

This Amendment, together with the Amendments in page 23, line 6, in Clause 33, and page 26, line 35, in Clause 35, are all in implementation of an undertaking given by my right hon. and learned Friend in Committee, and the object is to remove any possible doubt that the proceedings referred to in these Clauses are criminal proceedings. Therefore, the word "prosecution" is being inserted instead of the words "proceedings taken in respect of." I think the substitution will remove all possible doubt.

Amendment agreed to.