§ (1) This Act may be cited as the Increase of Rent and Mortgage Interest (Restrictions) Act, 1920.
(2) This Act shall continue in force for a period of three years from the passing thereof:
Provided that the expiration of this Act shall not render recoverable by a landlord any rent, interest or other sum which during the continuance thereof was irrecoverable, or affect the right of a tenant to recover any sum which during the continuance thereof was under this Act recoverable by him.
(3) The enactments mentioned in the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule:
Provided that, without prejudice to the operation of Section thirty-eight of the Interpretation Act, 1889, nothing in this repeal shall render recoverable any sums which at the time of the passing of this Act were irrecoverable, or affect the validity of any order of a Court, or any rules or directions made or given under any enactment repealed by this Act, all of which orders, rules, and directions if in force at the date of the passing of this Act shall have effect as if they were made or given under this Act, and any proceedings pending in any Court at the date of the passing of this Act, under any enactment repealed by this Act, shall be
deemed to have been commenced under this Act.
§ Dr. ADDISON
I beg to move in in Sub-section (2) to leave out the words "for a period of three years from the passing thereof," and to insert instead thereof the words: "until the 24th day of June, 1923."
§ This is in order to give a definite date for the termination of the Bill, in place of the provision that the Bill shall run for three years from the date of the passing thereof.
§ Amendment agreed to.
§ Further Amendment made: In Subsection (3), after the word "the" ["in the Schedule"] insert the word "second."—[Dr. Addison.]