HC Deb 23 May 1946 vol 423 c673
Mr. Lindgren

I beg to move, in page 13, line 8, to leave out " his ".

This is also a drafting Amendment, in order to bring the Clause into line with Section 26 of the Unemployment Act, 1935.

Mr. C. Williams

I am afraid I am not quite able to accept the Parliamentary Secretary's explanation that this is purely a drafting Amendment. On the assumption that he is right, and that it is only a drafting Amendment, I think that an apology is due to the House from the hon. Gentleman that this Amendment is put in only now at this late stage of the Bill. If, on the other hand, this Amendment is the result of some promise he made, then, to my mind, it is not a mere drafting Amendment. I raise these two points because I think that the Minister has something more to say. On an occasion such as this it is only right that we should have as much information as we can get, so that we can put it before our constituents in due course.

Amendment agreed to.