HC Deb 18 June 1974 vol 875 cc370-1
Mr. Harold Walker

I beg to move, Amendment No. 28, in page 4, line 22 leave out 'when properly used'.

This is essentially a drafting amendment aimed at clarification and simplification. It stems from a point put to me by the hon. and learned Member for Royal Tunbridge Wells (Mr. Mayhew), who suggested that the words "when properly used" not only do not really contribute anything in the context of this clause, but indeed might have the unintended effect of offering to lawyers a specious basis on which to defend a client accused of not taking the necessary measures to ensure that plant, substances on premises which he made available for general use were safe. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman is right and I am sure that the intended effect of the clause will be better achieved if the words "when properly used" are deleted.

Amendment agreed to.

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