HC Deb 25 June 1875 vol 225 cc549-50

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his proposal that the Act 5 and 6 Vic, c. 7 (which applies to apprentices who have paid no premium for binding, the following Acts suspended since 1867, viz. 20 Geo. 2, c. 19; 32 Geo. 3, c. 57; 33 Geo. 3, c. 55; 4 Geo. 4, c. 29) shall be continued, while three of the above Acts are repealed, will have the effect of limiting the aforesaid Acts to such apprentices, while abolishing all the other provisions?


, in reply, said, that the 5th and 6th Vict. c. 7, recited the following Acts:—20 Geo. II., c. 19; 33 Geo. III. c. 55; 4 Geo. IV. e. 29; and 32 Geo. III. e. 57. It then enacted that all the powers and provisions of the said recited Acts should be taken to extend to apprentices when any sum or premium of apprenticeship had been or should be paid. The Bill now upon the Table of the House repealed the last three of the said Acts, and expressly saved from repeal the reciting Act, 5 and 6 Vict. c. 7. The effect of that would be not in any way to revive any of the three repealed Acts, which would be repealed for all purposes, but simply to keep in operation the 5th and 6th Vict. c. 7. The other Act, 32 Geo. III. c. 57, was not repealed, because it had nothing to do with the subject of the Bill.