HC Deb 22 June 1948 vol 452 c1230
The Solicitor-General

I beg to move in page 32, line 12, at the end, to insert: or, except in relation to persons employed by it in an employment to which this Part of this Act applies wholly or mainly for the purposes of a trade carried on by it, to any local authority as defined for the purposes of section twenty-one of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1945. The Clause provides that this part of the Measure is only to apply to a body corporate if it carries on a trade or if its functions are those of an investment company. If the local authority carried on any trading undertakings with the Clause as it stands, all the employees of the local authority, providing their emoluments were above the £2,000 level, would be brought within the scope of this part of the Measure and it was not desired that the employees of a local authority employed for any purpose which would not constitute its trading purpose should be brought within the Clause.

Amendment agreed to.