HC Deb 01 August 1919 vol 118 cc2490-1

(1) For the purposes of the Labourers (Ireland) Acts, 1883 to 1918, and this Act, the definition of the expression "agricultural labourer" in Section ninety-three of the Irish Land Act, 1903, shall be extended so as to include—

  1. (a) any person (other than a domestic or menial servant) working for hire in a rural district whose average wages exceed two shillings and sixpence a day;
  2. (b) any person not working for hire, but working in a rural district at some trade or handicraft without employing another person except a member of his own family: Provided that this Section shall not apply to any person who is in occupation of more than a quarter of an acre of land exclusive of any plot or garden let to him by the rural district council.


I beg to move, in Sub-section (1, b), to leave out the words "another person," and to insert instead thereof the words "any persons except members."


I am quite prepared to accept this Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 2 (Short Title, Construction and Citation) ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill reported; as amended, considered; read the third time, and passed.