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Orders of the Day — Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th April 1970.

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As amended (in the Standing Committee), considered.

11.8 a.m.

Photo of Dr Horace King Dr Horace King , Southampton, Itchen

I have published, as is my wont, the Amendments that I have selected.

The first is new Clause 2, with which I have suggested that we take Amendment No. 2, in page 2, line 26, leave out 'the' and insert 'any'.

Amendment No. 3, in page 3, line 44, leave out from 'force' to end of line 45 and insert 'on 1st January, 1971'.

Amendment No. 4, in page 3, line 46, at beginning insert— 'Subject to section (Power of court in certain circumstances to order persons guilty of adultery to pay lump sum) (10) of this Act'. Amendment No. 5, in page 4, line 18, column 3, at end insert— Section 46(2) so far as it applies for the interpretation of section 42(3) of that Act. and Amendment No. 6, in Title, line 5, after 'wife;', insert— 'to empower the court in proceedings for divorce or judicial separation to order the payment of a lump sum by a person guilty of adultery with either spouse'. All except the time one, Amendment No. 3, seem to be connected.