HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 cc36-7W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many Acts of Parliament within his responsibility in the last three parliamentary Sessions have had clauses or sections not yet brought into force by appropriate commencement orders; and if he will list them.

1975 Mr. Horald Walker

Of the Acts of Parliament within the resposibility of my right hon. Friend in the last three parliamentary Sessions, the following provisions have not yet been brought into force by commencement order:

The Employment Protection Act

Sections 57, 58, 59(4)(b), 60, 62 and 63(2)(c), which relate to time off work for trade union duties or activities. S.I., 1977/2075, already made, will, however bring these provisions into force on 1st April 1978.

The Dock Work Regulation Act 1976,

The following provisions:

Section 2—Duty of National Dock Labour Board to review relevant economic and industrial developments.

Section 4(6) to (8) and Schedule 2—Extension of definable dock area.

Sections 5(4)(a), 7, 8, 10 and 11(2)(b) and (3) to (5) and Schedules 4 and 5—The classification as dock work of the work of loading and unloading cargo in places other than ports within the 1976 dock workers' employment scheme and of cargo handling work in general.

Section 9—References by the Secretary of State to the Board.

Sections 14, 16(2) (part) and (3), and 17(4) and Schedule 6—Miscellaneous and General.

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