HC Deb 19 November 1954 vol 533 cc713-4

Lords Amendment: In page 49, line 1, leave out Clause 73 and insert new Clause "B": It shall not be lawful for a person to be employed at a mine in a room, chamber, or similar confined space in which, owing to the nature of any machinery or apparatus installed therein or of any materials stored therein, there is a risk of the, outbreak of a dangerous fire or the escape of steam in substantial quantity or of noxious gas in a dangerous concentration, unless either such steps are taken (whether by the provision of two or more exits or otherwise) as are necessary for the purpose of minimising the risk of his being trapped therein in any such event or the circumstances in which he is employed are themselves such as to minimise the risk of his being so trapped.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

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

This new Clause does not make any substantial change, but it does meet various points which were raised from time to time during the course of debate, in order to achieve the best and most practical results we can to ensure that people working in a place of danger shall have adequate means of escape from fire and hazards of that sort.

Question put, and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to the Amendment in page 56, line 14, agreed to.