Clause 3. — (Punishment for giving false information.)

Orders of the Day — War Damage (Amendment) Bill. – in the House of Commons on 3rd June 1942.

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Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I beg to move, in page 2, line 28, after "Act," to insert "or".

This Amendment and the following Amendment are of a drafting nature. As the Clause stands, it refers to "payment in respect of war damage" in relation to payments under the War Risks Insurance Act, 1939. In fact, the phrase used in the Act is "damage arising from King's enemy risks," and not "war damage". It is to make this correction that I move the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 2, line 29, after "thereof," insert: or in respect of damage arising from King's enemy risks.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill."

Photo of Mr Robert Tasker Mr Robert Tasker , Holborn

May I ask my right hon. Friend the Chancellor what is the difference between Clause 3 of this Bill and Section 3 of the original Act?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I do not think one can really compare Clause 3 in one Bill with Clause 3 in another.

Photo of Mr Robert Tasker Mr Robert Tasker , Holborn

I would point out that the two are identical.

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I will look into the matter.

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