HC Deb 02 July 1935 vol 303 c1766

Amendment made: In page 5, line 8, after "period," insert "for which."—[Sir G. Collins.]

6.34 p.m.


I beg to move, in page 5, line 14, to leave out "four months" and to insert "sixteen weeks."

It will be within the recollection of hon. Members that there was a long Debate in Committee on the question of the period, and the Committee decided in favour of four months. The Government accepted that period, but the definition of "four months" has not a very precise meaning, and it is to obviate that position and to bring about that precision which it is so necessary to secure in these matters that we propose to change the words "four months" into "sixteen weeks" which is, of course, practically four months. In this way we make an exact mathematical calculation.

Amendment agreed to.