Clause 68. — (Registration appeals.)

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th June 1948.

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Photo of Mr John Wheatley Mr John Wheatley , Edinburgh East 12:00 am, 15th June 1948

I beg to move, in page 66, line 15, after "lie," to insert "on any point of law."

This Amendment is designed to ensure that the law under this Bill will remain the same as it is at present. The existing law in Scotland with regard to these appeals is that a point can be taken by way of appeal on a matter of law only. The Clause as at present drafted would allow appeals on any question at all. In order to preserve the status quo this Amendment is necessary.

Amendment agreed to.