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Dangerous Drugs Bill

Volume 41: debated on Friday 6 August 1920

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Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.

Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.— (The Earl of Onslow.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.

House in Committee accordingly.

[The EARL of DONOUGHMORE in the Chair.]

Clauses 1 to 11 agreed to.

Clause 12:

Licences.

12. Licences for the purposes of this Act may be issued by a Secretary of State and may be issued on such terms and subject to such conditions (including the payment of a fee) as the Secretary of State thinks proper.

The Amendments which I have on the Paper to Clauses 12 and 13 are of a drafting character. In Clause 7 (1) (b) reference is made to "persons licensed or otherwise authorised," and in Clause 7 (2) to the authorisation of persons to do the things set out in that clause. My Amendments are in order to make it clear that Clauses 12 and 13 refer both to licences issued to persons and authorities which may be granted generally to bodies of persons.

Amendments moved—

Clause 12, page 5, line 29, after ("Licences") insert ("or authorities"), and after ("issued") insert ("or granted")

Clause 12, page 5,line 30, after ("issued") insert ("or granted")

Clause 12, page 5,line 31, after ("including") insert ("in the case of a licence").— (The Earl of Onwlow.)

On Question, Amendments agreed to.

Clause 12, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 13:

Offences and penalties.

13.—(1) It any person acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any regulation made under this Act or acts in contravention of or fails to comply with the conditions of any licence issued under this Act, he shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

Amendment moved—

Page 5, line 36, leave out ("under") and insert ("or authority granted under or in pursuance of").—(The, Earl of Onslow.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Clause 13, as amended, agreed to.

Remaining clauses agreed to.