§ After Clause 14 insert the following new clause:
§ Temporary modifications of limitations imposed by Act on working hours.
§ ". Until the twenty-seventh day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, the provisions of this Act mentioned in the first column of the Schedule (Temporary Modification of Reference to Working Hours) to this Act shall have effect as if for the references therein mentioned in the third column of that Schedule there were respectively substituted the references mentioned in the fourth column thereof:
§ Provided that as respects any shop to which the provisions of subsection (1) of Section four of this Act are applicable during a period comprising the said twenty-seventh day of December the substitution of references in that subsection which are mentioned in the said Schedule shall continue to have effect until the expiration of that period."
THE EARL OF FEVERHAM moved that the Commons Amendment be agreed to with an Amendment—namely, to leave out the proviso and insert:
Provided that where a period of two or of three consecutive weeks specified in a notice exhibited or given as respects any shop under subsection (1) of Section five, or under subsection (]) of Section six of this Act comprises the twenty-sixth day of December, nineteen hundred and thirty-six,
then, as respects that shop, the substituted references in that subsection which are mentioned in the said Schedule shall continue to have effect until the expiration of that period.
§ The noble Earl said: My Lords, this new clause was inserted by the Government on Report to take the place of the original Clause 2 which was deleted in Committee. The new clause with its Schedule provides that during the transitional period of two years the normal maximum weekly hours shall be fifty-two instead of forty-eight, with a reduction of the allowance of overtime. The Bill as it left your Lordships' House contained separate provision in Clauses 5 and 6 for the transitional period as it affected the catering trade and garages, and it was found more convenient that the clause should be inserted in its present place and form. I beg to move to leave out the proviso in the Commons Amendment and to insert the alternative proviso.
Amendment to the Commons Amendment moved—
Lines 9 to 15, leave out the proviso and insert the said new proviso.—(The Earl of Feversham.)
§ On Question, Amendment to the Commons Amendment agreed to.
§ Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment, as amended.—(The Earl of Feversham.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.