Amendments made: No. 182, in page 15, line 23, at beginning insert
'Subject to subsection (1A) below,'.
No. 185, in page 15, line 27, at end insert:—
'(1A) Subsection (1) does not apply where—
(1B) Subject to any provision of the new Scheme as to circumstances in which a dock worker is to be treated as continuing in the employment of an employer, the provisions of Schedule 1 to the Contracts of Employment Act 1972 (computation of period of employment) and, so far as they modify that Schedule, the provisions of any order under section 10 of that Act and any regulations under paragraph 30(3) of Schedule 1 to the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 have effect for the purposes of subsection (1A) in determining for what period an employee has been continuously employed; and, for the purposes of that subsection, a person's employment during any period is, unless the contrary is shown, presumed to have been continuous.
(1C) Section 31 of the Redundancy Payments Act 1965 (refund of contributions) applies to employees excluded by subsection (1) from entitlement to payments under that Act.'.
No. 186, in page 16, line 6, at end insert:—
'(3A) The Secretary of State may by order vary or revoke any of the provisions of subsections (1), (2) and (3) above; such an order may contain such transitional and other supplemental and incidental provisions as appear to him to be expedient.
No such order shall be made unless a draft of it has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.'.—[Mr. Booth.]