HC Deb 23 November 1926 vol 200 c372

I beg to move, in page 13, line 35, at the end, to insert the words (8) This Act shall come into operation on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. I think that was has happened within the last hour proves that this Bill should not come into operation until the traders, and especially the Lancashire manufacturers, have had a chance to see the result. It will have a very substantial effect on the whole trade, of Lancashire. New arrangements will have to be made for dyeing and printing the goods, and I think, after the discussion we have had, and the division of opinion among those on the other side, we should delay as long as possible the coming into force of this Measure. I suggest that the 1st April would be a most appropriate day.


The House has already twice decided this proposal in the negative. The hon. Gentleman first moved to postpone the operation of Clause 1, but that was negatived by a large majority. He then proposed to postpone the operation of Clause 2, another operative Clause, and that proposal also was defeated by a large majority. I now invite the House to give its third vote in the same sense in which it has already previously voted.

Amendment negatived.

Bill to be read the Third time To-morrow.