HC Deb 19 November 1954 vol 533 cc722-3

Lords Amendment: In page 79, line 1, leave out Clause 135, and insert new Clause "G": .—(1) At all times at which persons are employed at a mine or quarry there shall be kept posted thereat—

  1. (a) a notice of the name of the mine or quarry, the name and address of the owner thereof and the name or names of the manager or managers thereof;
  2. (b) a notice of the name and address of the inspector for the district; and
  3. (c) a notice specifying the situation of the accommodation provided in pursuance of the last foregoing section.
(2) Where, in the case of a mine or quarry,—
  1. (a) regulations affecting it are made; or
  2. (b) a notice is served under or by virtue of this Act by an inspector on the responsible person;
notice of the making of the regulations or, as the case may be, of the service of the notice (specifying the regulations or, as the case may be, indicating the general nature of the notice) shall be kept posted at the mine or quarry at all times during the period of six months next following the making or service of the regulations or notice at which persons are employed at the mine or quarry.
(3) All notices required by this section shall be posted at a mine or quarry shall be posted in such characters and in such positions as to be easily seen and read by the persons employed thereat, and if a form is specified by the Minister for any such notice, it shall be posted in that form.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

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

This Amendment is very largely a rewriting of Clause 135. It introduces certain minor changes which are all of a practical character. For instance, it provides that at some small mines and quarries the notices, instead of being posted the whole time, whether people are employed there or not, may be taken down at night, because it is found that that is a safer way of preserving them than leaving them up while the mine or quarry is unattended. The Clause was impossible of amendment without rewriting it.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments, to the Amendment in page 80, line 1, agreed to.