HC Deb 21 June 1961 vol 642 cc1637-9

Considered in Committee.

[Major Sir WILLIAM ANSTRUTHER-GRAY in the Chair]

11.22 p.m.

The Deputy-Chairman

As this is a consolidation Measure, I propose, with the leave of the Committee, to put the Clauses in blocks.

Clauses 1 to 79 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 80 to 132 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That Clauses 133 to 185 stand part of the Bill.

The Solicitor-General (Sir Jocelyn Simon)

On a point of order, Sir William, I do not think that there is a Clause 185.

The Deputy-Chairman

I think that there is. I find myself at variance with the Solicitor-General. I am, at the moment, reading Clause 185. If I may read it to the Committee: (1) This Act may be cited as the Factories Act, 1961. (2) This Act shall come into force on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and sixty-two. (3) This Act, except subsections (1) and (2) of section seventy-seven and so much of section one hundred and eighty-three and the Seventh Schedule as repeals the provisions replaced by those subsections, does not extend to Northern Ireland. Surely that is, in fact, a Clause.

The Solicitor-General

I apologise, Sir William. I was looking at an earlier print of the Bill before it was further amended.

The Deputy-Chairman

I am much relieved to be able to accept the Solicitor-General's apology.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedules I to 7 agreed to.

Bill reported, without Amendment; read the Third time and passed, without Amendment.