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Pre-I956 Subordinate Legislation

Volume 22: debated on Friday 23 April 1982

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`In Schedule 12 to the principal Act

  • (a) paragraph 1(2); and
  • (b) in paragraph 2(3), the words from "(subject" to "effect", in the second place where it occurs,
  • (the effect of which is that certain offences against subordinate legislation made before the commencement of the Act are treated as offences under the Act) are hereby repealed.'—[Mr. Norman Atkinson.]

    Brought up, and read the First time.

    I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

    The clause is essentially technical and I commend it to the House.

    The Government support the new clause. It is one of the new clauses and amendments tabled by the hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr. Atkinson) to which the Government have given drafting assistance. They are all technical changes following the main amendments made by the Bill to the principal Act. We consider them to be necessary if the Act, as amended by the Bill, is to achieve its objective and we support them all.

    Question put and agreed to.

    Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.