HC Deb 18 December 1941 vol 376 cc2112-3

Order for consideration of Lords Amendments read.

Motion made, and Question, "That the Lords Amendments be now considered," put, and agreed to.

Lords Amendments considered accordingly.

CLAUSE 1.—(General obligation to serve.)

Lords Amendment: In page 1, line 12, after "in", insert "or with".

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour (Mr. Assheton)

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

This is a purely drafting Amendment.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Amendment, in page 1, line 18, agreed to.

CLAUSE 3.—(Extension of Acts to women.)

Lords Amendment: In page 3, line 4, after the first "woman," insert: not living apart from her husband under a decree or order of any court.

Mr. Assheton

This Amendment carries out a pledge that I gave on behalf of the Government at an earlier stage of the Bill.

Amendment agreed to.

Mr. Speaker

In the printed Bill there is a misprint in Clause 6. Paragraph (a) should be paragraph (d). Perhaps, as this is the concluding stage of the Bill, the House will agree that it should be altered.

Hon. Members: Agreed.

Remaining Lords Amendments agreed to.