HC Deb 17 November 1950 vol 480 c2046

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read the Third time."—[Mr. Isaacs.]

11.8 a.m.

Mr. McCorquodale (Epsom)

I do not want to delay the House, but I should like to ask the Minister whether he can tell us the result of his consideration of two points which we raised in Committee and which he promised to look into. One to which we attach considerable importance concerns an affirmative rather than a negative resolution procedure for the Order in Council. The other is a relatively minor point, but we want to know whether the employers and the trade unions concerned have had any talks about it.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

We shall move an Amendment in another place to make it an affirmative instead of a negative procedure. In regard to the second point, I have gone into the matter very carefully with the parties concerned, but they see considerable difficulties about making a change. That being so, I hope that the House will not press me on that.

Question put, and agreed to.

Bill read the Third time, and passed.