HC Deb 19 November 1954 vol 533 cc711-2

Lords Amendment: In page 36, line 36, at end, insert: or, if a smaller percentage by volume is prescribed, that smaller percentage;

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

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

When we considered this Clause in Committee, we accepted with considerable reluctance the view of hon. Members opposite that it should contain a minimum standard as to the amount of carbon dioxide which might be permitted to be present in the air stream. Having done so, we were almost immediately advised by the medical experts that they were by no means certain that the minimum standard might not come to be too high, and the object of the Amendment is accordingly to empower my right hon. Friend to reduce that standard, naturally to the advantage of those working in the mines, should it become advisable and necessary to do so at a future date. The Amendment is accordingly of considerable advantage, both to the miners and to the general structure of the Bill.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to the Amendment in page 40, line 31, agreed to.