§ 11.47 a.m.
§ The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)
I beg to move, in page 2, line 30, at the end, to insertbut so that the said sections shall be applied with such adaptations and modifications as may be made by regulations made by the Minister.This is really a consequential Amendment. It now appears that the terms of Section 99 of the Act will need some adaptation or modification so that it can properly apply to Clause 2 (2) of the Bill. In particular, without some adaptation it may be that there will be no obligation to have a certificate of fitness if the young person does not continue to be employed on the same building site or, on repair work, on the same ship for more than seven days. The power we are asking for adaptation and modification by regulations is recognised in the 1937 Act in Sections 106 (1 d), 107 (2) and 108 (2, c). In applying some of the provisions of the Act to cases referred to in Sections 105 to 108 some adaptation is needed. That Act confers on the Minister powers to make adapting regulations for that purpose. These, we are advised, are not sufficient to cover the Sections which it is now proposed to apply in these cases for the first time. Therefore, we are asking that we shall have for the new Clauses and for the Clauses brought forward by this Bill, powers of adaptation similar to those which already exist in the Act and which have proved of very great value during the operation of the previous Measure.
§ Amendment agreed to.732
§ Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.
§ Clauses 3 to 6 ordered to stand part of the Bill.