§ Lords amendment: No. 82, in page 66, line 29, at end insert—
§ 'Factories Act 1961 (c. 34)
§ 1. In section 15(2) (unfenced machinery: operations carried out by specified male persons) the word "male" shall be omitted."
§ The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 49)
§ 2. In section 21(6) for the word "woman" there shall be substituted the word "person".'
§ Mr. John Fraser
I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.
On Report, I gave an undertaking that we would try to seek amendments to operate this protective legislation on an equal basis, but I pointed out that there might be some difficulty over Section 20 of the Factories Act. The amendment fulfils the undertaking in general, but, as I forecast, it proved too difficult to amend Section 20 of the Factories Act in this Bill. However, as I also promised the House on Report, we have accordingly made a request to the Health and Safety Commission to undertake an early review of this section of the protective legislation. I am advised that the matter can be dealt with only in that way.
§ Question put and agreed to.
§ Remaining Lords amendments agreed to.