§ [The references are to Bill  as first printed for the House of Commons]
§ Cause 3, page 4, line 40, leave out from ("and") to end of line 42 and insert ("'occupier,' in relation to any such thing as is mentioned in the preceding provisions of this subsection, if it has no occupier, means the owner thereof and, in relation to a railway wagon or road vehicle, means the person in charge of the wagon or vehicle and not the occupier of the land on which the wagon or vehicle stands.")
§ THE EARL OF SELKIRK
My Lords, among other things this clause deals with the liability of occupiers of land in respect of the discharge of oil into water. The Amendment defines rather more closely the meaning of "occupier of a place on land." Where it is not possible to define "occupier" the liability falls on, the owner; and in respect of a vehicle, whether a railway vehicle or a road vehicle, the liability falls on the person in charge of that vehicle rather than the occupier of the land. I feel that this is a useful clarification. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(The Earl of Selkirk.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.