HL Deb 05 July 1954 vol 188 cc426-7

Clause 3, page 4, line 5, at end insert— ("(5) The provisions contained in Schedule (Special saving for certain slaughterhouses licensed or registered before 1st October, 1939) to this Act (being provisions which, in relation to slaughterhouses, reproduce in a modified form and with temporary effect the enactments mentioned in paragraph (a) of the last foregoing subsection) shall have effect with respect to slaughterhouses to which those enactments apply. (6) Where a person was immediately before the commencement of this Act authorised to keep any premises as a slaughterhouse by virtue only of a notice served on him under subsection (3) of the said section fifty-seven (which makes a local authority's notice to carry out works equivalent to a temporary licence), that person shall for all purposes of the Food and Drugs Act, 1938, and this Part of this Act be deemed to be the holder of a slaughterhouse licence in respect of those premises limited to expire at the end of six weeks beginning with the date of the commencement of this Act.")


My Lords, this Amendment is to be read with the Amendments to the Schedule at Page 15, line 1. The Food and Drugs Act, 1938, contains special licensing provision for slaughterhouses which were set up under Public Acts earlier than the Public Health Acts Amendment Act, 1890. As the Bill left your Lordships' House it might have been possible for a local authority to refuse a licence and for the owner thereby to be deprived of the right to compensation. This Amendment takes care of that and ensures that compensation is payable to these people in the same way as to anyone else. I beg to move that this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.

Moved, That this House do agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Carrington.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.