§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I beg to move, in page 11, line 1, to leave out paragraph (f).
This paragraph was put in originally to meet certain representations from local authorities, but since it was inserted we have received representations from the National Association of Local Government Officers, who have particularly asked that it should he deleted, and the Government, on reconsideration, have decided so to do.
I must first see what it is that paragraph (f) does. I will consider the affect of paragraph (f), and, if the hon. Member will connect his argument with it, I shall be glad to hear it.
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
My point is that the Secretary of State has been giving away something to officials. I am interested at the moment in the poor, down-trodden working class. It is the only class in which I am interested.
I have looked at paragraph (f) which says that the provisions of a certain paragraph of the Schedule shall apply only in the case of a person who was in the full-time employment of a local authority or held two or more offices under two or more local authorities. It seems to me that the paragraph applies only to certain officials, and, therefore, I do not understand how any argument such as the hon. Member was proposing to put could come in on this Amendment, though I dare say it would be in order on the Third Reading.
§ Amendment agreed to.