HC Deb 04 February 1944 vol 396 c1546
The Attorney-General

I beg to move, in page 10, line 41, to leave out "thereto," and to insert: to that of master and apprentice. In the Committee stage, I was asked a question about the scope of the words, which, as the Bill was originally drafted, read like this: the legal character of which is that of master and servant, or is that of master and apprentice or a relationship similar thereto. I told the Committee that they meant a relationship similar to that of master and apprentice, but apparently the words, as drafted, might apply equally to a relationship similar to master and servant. If one looked at the words carefully, and saw where the commas were, it seems clear that the words applied only to master and apprentice, but it is very desirable that it should be so read, and the Amendment achieves that purpose.

Amendment agreed to.