HL Deb 07 March 1987 vol 487 cc294-5

10 Clause 5, page 6, line 20, leave out second "the" and insert "an".

11 Page 6, line 26, leave out from first "or to "by" in 27 and insert "three members, one, the Chairman, appointed by the Secretary of State, one".

12 Page 6, line 29, after "and", insert "one by".

13 Page 6, line 42, at end insert—

"(4A) The references to contracts in subsection (1) above do not include contracts of employment entered into before the appointed day for provision of services as a pilot before that day.".

Lord Brabazon of Tara

My Lords, I beg to move that the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendments Nos. 10 to 13 en bloc. At the same time I should like to speak to Amendment No. 44.

My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport accepted an amendment tabled by his honourable friend the Member for Crosby in Committee in another place. Amendment No. 11, together with the Government Amendment No. 12, makes it clear that the bodies representing the ports and pilots are each to appoint one member of the arbitration panel and that the member appointed by the Secretary of State will be its chairman. Amendment No. 10 is a technical amendment to make it clear that the chairman and/or members of the arbitration panel may be different in different cases of dispute. Amendments Nos. 13 and 44 exclude from the temporary arbitration procedure those cases where pilots are already employed under established arrangements and where there is no need for special arbitration arrangements to apply. I beg to move.

Moved, That the House do agree with the Commons in the said amendments.—(Lord Brabazon of Tara.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.