160 Schedule 7, page 88, line 5, leave out 'or ( l)' and insert—
'(l) section 9(2) of the said Act of 1980 in relation to the penalty for failure to attend for precognition on oath;
(m) section 9(3) of the said Act of 1980 in relation to the penalty for refusal to give evidence, or for prevarication, during precognition on oath; or
My Lords, it is necessary in times of inflation to make provision to index-link penalties to prevent their being eroded. This amendment would add to the penalties which may be increased in line with inflation, under Section 289D of the 1975 Act, the penalties under Clause 9 of the Bill. I beg to move.
Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendment.—( The Earl of Mansfield.)
On Question, Motion agreed to.