HC Deb 26 July 1963 vol 681 cc1990-1

Lords Amendment: In page 12, line 36, after "persons" insert or persons of any class".

Mr. Whitelaw

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

Perhaps we may discuss the following Amendment, in page 12, line 37, leave out "that class" and insert the class to which the regulations apply". at the same time, since it is consequential.

The view was expressed in another place, that the Minister should take power to make regulations extending to disabled or other specified persons the prohibition in Clause 18 on young persons cleaning moving machinery if to do so would expose them to danger. The Government decided, however, to take a general power to make protective regulations of this kind as regards persons of any class, and fox that reason this Amendment relates to Clause 20 and not specifically to Clause 18. I am sure that this Amendment will commend itself to the House.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendment agreed to.