HC Deb 31 July 1914 vol 65 cc1707-8

For removing doubts it is hereby declared that in Section one hundred and three of the principal Act the expression "workmen in any trade other than an insured trade" includes, and shall be deemed always to have included, any workmen employed otherwise than in an insured trade, and the expression "trade mentioned in the Order" shall be construed accordingly.

Clause brought up, and read the first time.


I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a second time."

The object of this Clause is to clear up a doubt as to the power of extending the principal Act and to enable a section of a trade, and not the whole trade to come under the Act. The matter has been before the Law Courts, which upheld our own interpretation of the Section, but the insertion of this Clause will make the matter certain. As the House will understand, it has been a very difficult matter to draw the line of demarcation. There have been a certain number of anomalies, and the desire is with the extension of the Act to make its operation as free from anomaly as possible. This Clause guards against any further possible misinterpretation of the Act in respect of any Order of the Board seeking to extend.

Clause read a second time, and added to the Bill