§ Lords Amendment: No. 14, in page 6, line 37, leave out from "but" to "become" in line 38 and insert "subsequently".
§ This Amendment clarifies the provisions relating to the date from which contributions in an agency shop or approved closed shop are payable. It ensures that the worker who is already in an employer's employment when an agency shop was established will be treated as a newly engaged worker if he subsequently transfers to work covered by the agency shop.
§ The Amendment commended itself to another place. It was thought that there was a defect in the Bill which should be remedied. Perhaps the House will accept this as a very small but useful contribution towards improving the Bill.
§ Mr. Ronald King Murray
The Opposition agree that this Amendment clarifies the Bill. However, that does not prejudice our total opposition to the principle of the Bill.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Lords Amendment: No. 14A, in page 6, line 44, leave out "construction".
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.
In view of the lateness of the hour, I move the Amendment formally.
§ Mr. Heffer
Although he is trying to be helpful, I do not think the hon. Gentleman is being very helpful——
§ It being Twelve o'clock the debate stood adjourned, pursuant to the Orders [25th January and 28th July].
§ Debate to be resumed this day.