Clause 10, page 9, line 10, leave out from the beginning to ("suitable") in line 11 and insert:
("In every shop, not being a shop exempted from the provisions of this subsection, there shall be provided and maintained ")
§ Clause 10, page 9, line 12, at end insert ("available for the use of persons employed in or about the shop")
§ Clause 10, page 9, line18,after ("shop") insert ("not being a shop exempted from the provisions of this subsection")
Page 9, line 25, at end insert:
("(6) A shop shall be exempted from the provisions of subsection (2) or of subsection (4) of this section if there is in force a certificate exempting that shop there from granted by the authority whose duty it is to enforce those provisions, respectively, and any such certificate shall remain in force until it is withdrawn by the authority, but no such certificate shall be granted with respect to any shop unless the authority are satisfied that by reason of restricted accommodation or other special circumstances affecting the shop it is reasonable that such a certificate should be in force with respect thereto, and that suitable and sufficient sanitary conveniences or washing facilities as the case may be, are otherwise conveniently available and, subject as hereinafter provided, a certificate in force with respect to any shop shall be withdrawn if the authority at any time cease to be so satisfied as aforesaid:
Provided that if the occupier of a shop is aggrieved by the withdrawal of such a certificate he may appeal to the County Court for the district in which the shop is situated and that Court may make such order concerning the certificate as appears to the Court, having regard to the matters aforesaid, to be just and equitable.")
THE EARL OF FEVERSHAM
My Lords, with your Lordships' leave I will take the Amendments on page 9 of the Bill together. Under subsection (2) of the clause as it stands, sanitary conveniences need only be '"conveniently available" for the use of persons employed in or about the shop but they need not necessarily be provided in the shop. Under subsection (4) on the other hand washing facilities had invariably to be provided in the shop itself. The effect of these Amendments is that both sanitary conveniences and washing facilities must be provided in the shop, unless the shopkeeper is granted a certificate of exemption by the local authority. The authority are not to grant or continue a certificate unless they are satisfied that the restricted accommodation or other special circumstances affecting the shop make it I reasonable that exemption should be granted and that suitable sanitary conveniences or washing facilities are otherwise conveniently available. I beg to move that this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendments.—(The Earl of Feversham.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.