HC Deb 16 October 1975 vol 897 c1660

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.

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