HL Deb 28 June 1978 vol 394 c316

[No. 2.]

Clause 9, page 5, line 16, leave out 'in or according to the law of the United Kingdom'.


My Lords, I beg to move that the House doth agree with the Commons in Amendment No 2. Clause 9 of the Bill provides that where a State has agreed in writing to submit a dispute to arbitration in, or according to, the law of the United Kingdom, the State is not immune as respects proceedings which relate to the arbitration. The Amendment removes the links with the United Kingdom, and by deleting the reference to the United Kingdom or its law, it will ensure that a State has no immunity in respect of enforcement proceedings for any foreign arbitral award. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment —(The Lord Chancellor.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.