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Volume 897: debated on Saturday 16 August 1975

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Lords amendment: No. 26, in page 26, line 30, at end insert—

"(3) In the application of this section in England and Wales—
  • (a) "charitable instrument" means an enactment or other instrument passed or made for charitable purposes, or an enactment or other instrument so far as it relates to charitable purposes;
  • (b) "charitable purposes" means purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the law of England and Wales.
  • (4) In this application of this section to Scotland "charitable instrument" means an enactment or instrument passed or made by or on behalf of a body of persons or trust established for charitable purposes only."

    I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

    With this we are to take Lords Amendment No. 62, in Clause 77, page 47, leave out lines 9 to 14.

    These amendments are largely technical and clarificatory. They transfer the definition of charitable instrument from Clause 7, the definition clause, to this clause, which deals with charities. They also effect a small change in the Scottish definition to bring it into line with the English one.

    Question put and agreed to.