Clause 22. — (Mitigation of liability of county councils and town councils of large burghs for temporary loans raised under 11 and 12 Geo. 5, c. 64.)

Orders of the Day — Local Government (Scotland) Bill. – in the House of Commons at on 8 February 1929.

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Amendments made:

In page 26, line 28, leave out the word "Board," and insert instead thereof the words "Department of Health."

In line 35, leave out the word "Board," and insert instead thereof the word "Department."

In line 39, leave out the word "Board," and insert instead thereof the words "Scottish Board of Health or the De-partment of Health."[The Lord Advocate.]

Consequential Amendments made.

Photo of Mr William Watson Mr William Watson , Carlisle

I beg to move, in page 27, line 12, to leave out the word "Board," and to insert instead thereof the word "Department."

Photo of Mr James Maxton Mr James Maxton , Glasgow Bridgeton

Can we have some information from the Lord Advocate on these particular Amendments?

2.0 p.m

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

These are drafting Amendments, simply providing for the change of title from. "Board" to "Department." The Bill as originally drafted provided for the "Board," but since that time the Reorganisation of Offices (Scotland) Bill has changed the word "Board" to "Department."

Amendment agreed to.

Consequential Amendments made.

Further Amendments made:

In page 27, line 18, leave out from the word "amount," to the word "of," in line 23, and insert instead thereof the words: which under the foregoing provisions of this Section would have been payable by any council in any year in respect of sums so certified by the Department if all those sums had been on account of loans by the Scottish Board of Health or the Department exceeds the amount which would be produced by a rate of sevenpence and one-fifth.

In page 27, leave out from the word "burgh," in line 25, to the word "such," in line 28.—[The Lord Advocate."]

Consequential Amendment made.

In page 27, line 44, after the word "value," insert the words"(within the meaning of Part III of this Act)."—[The Lord Advocate.]

Question, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill," put, and agreed to.