HC Deb 17 June 1937 vol 325 cc711-2

11.26 p.m.

Colonel Sandeman Allen

I beg to move, in page 81, line 27, to leave out from "quay", to "and", in line 29.

As the Clause stands it brings within the scope of the Factories Bill the warehouse belonging to any dock, wharf or quay, and other warehouses only so far as mechanical power is used in them. It is not understood why there should be this distinction between dock-owned and non-dock-owned warehouses. The inclusion of non-dock-owned warehouses where no mechanical power is used is due to the fact that they are used for storage purposes. This question ought not to be affected by the ownership of the warehouse, and the object of the Amendment is to ensure that dock-owned warehouses are similarly brought within the scope of the Bill only where mechanical power is used in them.

Sir R. Tasker

I beg to second the Amendment.

11.28 p.m.

Mr. Lloyd

I am afraid we cannot accept the Amendment. We deal with the matter in Amendments which follow. I do not know whether the hon. and gallant Member has seen those Amendments. Perhaps he will withdraw his Amendment and await an explanation of the subsequent Amendments.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment made: In page 81, line 32, after "in," insert "or for the purposes of."—[The Lord Advocate.]

11.29 p.m.

The Lord Advocate

I beg to move, in page 82, line 10, at the end, insert: (f) the provisions of Part VII. with respect to premises where part of a building is a separate factory, subject to such modifications al, may be made by regulations of the Secretary of State. This Clause and the Amendment relate to warehouses in docks. The difficulty is that there may be warehouses let off for separate occupation with hoists or lifts which are not strictly in the warehouse and which might not, therefore, be subject to the provisions of the Bill for the safety of those who use the hoists or lifts. The purpose of the Amendment is to ensure that porters and others using these common lifts should have the same protection if they are outside the warehouse as they would have if the lift were inside the premises.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 82, line 14, after "records," insert: subject to such modifications as may be made by regulations of the Secretary of State, and the provisions of the said Part X. with respect to."—[The Lord Advocate.)