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County Courts Bill Hl

Volume 9: debated on Thursday 27 July 1911

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Read 3a (according to Order).

I move to amend Clause 18 (Appointment of assistant Judges) by adding words enabling the appointments to be made in Lancaster by the Chancellor of the Duchy. In the County of Lancaster the appointments are made by the Chancellor of the Duchy, but it is for the Lord Chancellor to decide whether the state of business requires additional assistance. The clause as printed in the Bill already contains the words, but they have been inserted in error. Therefore the proper course is now for me to move them formally in order that they may lawfully form part of the Bill.

Amendment moved—

Clause 18, page 11, line 14, after ("requires") insert ("and in the County of Lancaster the Chancellor of the Duchy if the Lord Chancellor is so satisfied may").—(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.