HC Deb 16 July 1918 vol 108 cc960-1

(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

The expression "practical instruction" means instruction in cookery, laundrywork, houswifery, dairy work, handicrafts, and gardening, and such other subjects as the Board declare to be subjects of practical instruction;

Other expressions have the same meaning as in the Education Acts.


I beg to move, after the word "instruction" ["to be subjects of practical instruction"], to insert the words, The expression 'sea service' has the same meaning as in the Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894 to 1916, and includes sea-fishing service. 7.0 P.M.

The Amendment in Sub-section (2) of Clause 10, which contains a reference to sea service, makes it necessary to define the term "sea service." It is clear that what is meant is the mercantile marine, and the Merchant Shipping Act is the statutory authority for determining what constitutes the mercantile marine.

Amendment agreed to.