HC Deb 26 March 1925 vol 182 cc814-6

Lords Amendment:

In page 4, line 18, at the end, insert the following new Sub-section: (2) Where any award has been made by the Industrial Court upon a dispute referred to that Court under this Section. then as from the date of the award or from such later date as the Court may direct, it shall be an implied term of the contract between every employer and worker to whom the award applies that the rate of wages to be paid under the contract shall until varied in accordance with the provisions of this Section, be in accordance with the award.


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

The Amendment is designed to carry out an undertaking which I gave on the Report stage that if I could find a form of words making the award of the Industrial Court enforceable, I would have such words inserted in another place. These words are designed to carry out that undertaking.


I regret that my right hon. Friend the Member for North Norfolk (Mr. N. Buxton) is unable to be in his place to-night. Were he here, I am sure he would have said on behalf of the Opposition that we are very much indebted to the Minister for the way in which he has met us on this point. We feel that the Government have made a valuable concession which will facilitate from the industrial point of view the working of the Measure. The right hon. Gentleman knows my own view of, the principle of the Bill, but I would like to add ray word of thanks to him for this concession.

The remaining Orders were read, and postponed.

It being after half past Eleven of the Clock, Mr. SPEAKER adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned at Twelve o'Clock.