Clause 4. — (Secretary of State to Have Regard to Recommendations.)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1965.

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Photo of Mrs Judith Hart Mrs Judith Hart , Lanark 12:00 am, 27th April 1965

I beg to move, in page 2, line 12, to leave out "1964" and insert "1965".

This is purely a drafting Amendment. It is intended to take account of the passage of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1965, which recently completed all its stages and which received the Royal Assent on 23rd March. This is the Act which provides for the payment of pensions to widows and other dependants of teachers who die without having completed 10 years' service. It is therefore appropriate to make reference to it in the Bill.

Photo of Lady  Grant of Monymusk Lady Grant of Monymusk , Aberdeen South

We recognise that this is a drafting Amendment. I would merely say in passing that it almost looked as if the Government had hoped that their Bill, small though it was, would pass through all its stages before Christmas last year. That was a hope which could not be fulfilled. We therefore accept that the Amendment is necessary.

Amendment agreed to.