§ Mr. Speaker
The next Amendment is that in page 33, line 19, and this seems to go with the proposed new Schedule.
§ The Solicitor-General for Scotland
I beg to move, in page 33, line 19, to leave out from "shall" to second "of" in line 30 and insert:be deemed to have taken effect on the sixteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifty-six;As you say, Mr. Speaker, this Amendment goes with the proposed new Schedule, and there is an Amendment in page 46, line 26, which proposes to leave out the Seventh Schedule—it is the very last Amendment on the Paper—which, I think, also ties up with this Amendment.
- (b) the repeal of the enactments specified in Part II of the said Schedule shall take effect on the passing of this Act;
- (c) the repeal of the enactments specified in Part III of the said Schedule shall take effect on the sixteenth day of May, nineteen hundred and fifty-seven; and
- (d) the repeal of the enactments specified in Part IV".
This is an operative Amendment bringing in the new Schedule. The new Schedule looks a rather horrifying document, but it really is not quite as bad as it looks. The reason why the new 609 Schedule is needed is that I am afraid we were a little too optimistic on this side of the House when we introduced the Bill; the Bill was drafted on the basis that it would become law by 15th May, 1956. As we know, it never looked like it. There is the further reason that the new Clause 9 has also necessitated a number of alterations in what we might call the sequence of repeals. Hon. Members will remember that under that Clause we keep in force certain provisions