HC Deb 10 November 1926 vol 199 cc1220-2
Colonel ASHLEY

I beg to move in page 16, line 40, to leave out the words "alteration in" and to insert instead thereof the words "restrictions imposed by the Board on."

This Amendment is in order to bring the Clause into harmony with Schedule 4 which uses the words "restrictions on the working," those words having been put in during the Committee stage. I may also mention that we propose to accept the Amendment to the Amendment standing on the Paper in the name of the hon. Member for Ealing Sir H. Nield) to insert after the word "Board" the words "or by or under a scheme."

Question, "That the words 'alteration in' stand part of the Bill," put, and negatived.

Question proposed, "That those words be there inserted in the Bill."


I beg to move, as an Amendment to the proposed Amendment to leave out the words "by the Board."

It appears that this stipulation will interfere with many of the officers in the matter of their compensation when consideration is being given to deprivation of employment. One finds in various parts of the Bill that restrictions may be imposed by people other than the Board. It lays down in one part that the Minister of Transport may impose restrictions and in another that the Commissioners may impose restrictions, and it is because of those portions of the Bill that I ask the Government not to press for all the words of the Amendment, but to be satisfied with the words "restrictions imposed on." That would enable those concerned to be adequately dealt with in the matter of compensation.


I beg to second the Amendment.

Colonel ASHLEY

In the moment that remains to me I wish to point out that everything is covered by what the Board does under the scheme, and I am sure that no one who is affected by the scheme will be cut out of any benefits because of the words which the hon. Member seeks to leave out. If it should prove to be otherwise, we will go into the matter and have it made right in another place.


I do not feel at all happy that these cases are covered.


I am not happy about it either.

It being Eleven of the Clock, the Debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed To-morrow.

The remaining Government Orders were read, and postponed.

Whereupon, Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of the 27th September, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn."

Adjourned accordingly at Two Minutes after Eleven o'Clock.