I move amendment No. 3:-
In page 16, lines 60 to 63 and in page 17, lines 1 to 3, to delete paragraphs (a) and (b) of Section 24 (6), and substitute the following paragraph—
(a) a recognised lender may at any time by requisition under seal require the county registrar to inspect any such register and to provide such recognised lender with certified copies of any entries therein relating to the stock of any person named in such requisition.
During the Committee Stage, several Deputies criticised the provisions of sub-section (6) of Section 24 and I promised to have the section reexamined to see what could be done to meet the various points of view expressed. The amendment which I am now submitting provides that the corporation or a recognised bank cannot inspect the register of chattel mortgages directly but must do so through the county registrar. In addition, the request to the county registrar for a copy of any entries in the chattel mortgage register must be made under seal. The original provision in the Bill allowed any person duly authorised in writing by these bodies to inspect and take copies of any portion of the register. It seems to me that the amendment which I have now put forward provides adequate safeguards for the preservation of the secrecy of the register.