HC Deb 19 November 1954 vol 533 cc706-7

Lords Amendment: In page 3, line 48, at end, insert: (4) Where, in the case of such a mine as is mentioned in the last foregoing subsection, instructions are given and confirmed as therein mentioned, the document by which they are confirmed shall be preserved by the manager of the mine, and a copy of that document shall be preserved by the owner of the mine, in each case for three years after the instructions cease to be operative.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

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

This Amendment is in response to an undertaking given by my right hon. Friend that the instructions to a manager which he is required to have confirmed in writing shall be kept in the official records of the mine. Further to that, this Amendment provides that the records shall be kept, not for 12 months as originally proposed, but for three years.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to the Amendment in page 8, line 18, agreed to.