§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clause 1.
§ MR. TOMLINSON (Preston) moved to leave out the words "or neglects," as objectionable.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the words "or neglects."—(Mr. Tomlinson).
§ Question proposed, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Clause."1150
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. ASQUITH, Fife, E.)
said, he had had some communication on the subject with the hon. Gentleman who represented the mine-owners, and the objection to these words seemed to him altogether unaccountable, but he would like to have the opportunity of further considering the matter, and would deal with the Amendment on Report if the hon. Member would postpone it for the present. It seemed a pity for the sake of a merely verbal change to alter the form of the clause, and he hoped the hon. Member would consent to postpone the Amendment.
§ Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.
§ Clause agreed to.
§ Clause 2.
§ MR. CALDWELL (Lanark, Mid) moved that the clause be omitted as unnecessary.
§ Amendment proposed, to leave out the clause.—(Mr. Caldwell.}
§ Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."
§ Question put, and negatived.