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New Clause—(Provisions As To Transfer And Compensation Of Employees)

Volume 436: debated on Friday 18 April 1947

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(1) Regulations shall provide that every person to whom this Section applies who in consequence of the operation of this Act suffers any loss or diminution of employment or any loss or any diminution of emoluments or superannuation or similar rights shall either—

  • (a) be transferred and appointed to an office under the Commission at a salary and with superannuation or similar rights and on terms not less advantageous to him than his existing employment conditions, or
  • (b) receive from the Commission compensation in respect of the loss or diminution of his existing employment conditions not exceeding five times the annual value of his existing employment conditions.
  • (2) The persons to whom this Section applies shall be persons who have been employed full time during such period before the appointed day as may be provided in the regulations by any person engaged during the said period in the business of raw cotton merchanting or raw cotton broking or who would have been so employed but for any war service in which they have been employed or but for war circumstances and for the purposes of this Section the expression "war service" means service in any of His Majesty's Forces and such other employment as may be prescribed and the expression "war circumstances" means any circumstances relating to the said business of raw cotton merchanting or raw cotton broking brought about by any enactment order or regulation passed during the period in which the Emergency Powers (Defence) Acts, 1939 to 1945, and the Supplies and Services (Transitional Powers) Act, 1945, were in force or made under or by virtue of either of those Acts as a result of which the employment of such persons as aforesaid has terminated.

    (3) For the purposes of this Section the expression "existing employment conditions" means the conditions including the remuneration superannuation rights and other benefits applicable to a person to whom this Section applies immediately prior to the appointed day or to his employment in any war service or to the date when his employment terminated through war circumstances.

    (4) In the assessment of the loss or diminution of the existing employment conditions of any person account shall be taken of any regular employment in which the person to whom this Section applies is engaged at the commencement of this Act.

    (5) In the event of any dispute arising out of or in connection with any if the matters aforesaid such dispute shall be referred to an arbitration tribunal to be appointed by the Lord Chancellor for the purpose of the determination of such disputes—[ Mr. Lyttelton.]

    Division No. 122.]

    AYES.

    [1.15 p.m.

    Agnew, Cmdr. P. G.Galbraith, Cmdr. T. D.Nicholson, G.
    Aitken, Hon. MaxGammans, L. D.Nield, B. (Chester)
    Amory, D. HeathcoatGranville, E. (Eye)Noble, Comdr. A. H. P.
    Astor, Hon. M.Gridley, Sir A.Peake, Rt. Hon. O.
    Barlow, Sir J.Hannon, Sir P. (Moseley)Ponsonby, Col. C. E.
    Baxter, A. B.Hare, Hon. J. H. (Woodbridge)Poole, O. B. S. (Oswestry)
    Bowen, R.Headlam, Lieut.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir CPrice-White, Lt.-Col. D.
    Boyd-Carpenter, J. A.Herbert, Sir A. P.Prior-Palmer, Brig. O.
    Braithwaite, Lt.-Comdr. J. G.Hogg, Hon. Q.Reed, Sir S. (Aylesbury)
    Buchan-Hepburn, P. G. T.Howard, Hon. A.Renton, D.
    Bullock, Capt. M.Hudson, Rt. Hon. R. S. (Southport)Roberts, H. (Handsworth)
    Byers, FrankHulbert, Wing-Cdr. N. J.Roberts, Maj. P. G. (Ecclesall)
    Challen, C.Hutchison, Lt.-Cm. Clark (E'b'rgh, W.)Shepherd, W. S. (Bucklow)
    Channon, H.Lambert, Hon. G.Smith, E. P. (Ashford)
    Clifton-Brown, Lt.-Col. G.Lipson, D. L.Snadden, W. M.
    Cooper-Key, E. M.Lloyd, Selwyn (Wirral)Studholme, H. G.
    Crookshank, Capt. Rt. Hon. H. F. CLucas-Tooth, Sir H.Sutcliffe, H.
    Crosthwaite-Eyre, Col. O. E.Lyttelton, Rt. Hon. O.Taylor, C. S. (Eastbourne)
    Darling, Sir W. Y.Macpherson, Maj. N. (Dumfries)Thomas, J. P. L. (Hereford)
    Dower, Lt.-Col. A. V. G. (Penrith)Manningham-Buller, R. E.Touche, G. C.
    Drayson, G. B.Marples, A. E.Wheatley, Colonel M. J.
    Duthie, W. S.Marshall, D. (Bodmin)Williams, C. (Torquay)
    Fletcher, W. (Bury)Morrison, Maj. J. G (Salisbury)Willoughby de Eresby, Lord
    Foster, J. G. (Northwich)Morrison, Rt. Hon. W. S. Cirencester)
    Fraser, H. C. P. (Stone)Neill, W. F. (Belfast, N.)

    TELLERS FOR THE AYES:

    Gage, C.Neven-Spence, Sir B.Lt.-Col. Thorp and Major Conant.

    NOES.

    Adams, Richard (Balham)Cocks, F. S.Hastings, Dr. Somerville
    Adams, W. T. (Hammersmith, South)Collick, P.Henderson, A. (Kingswinford)
    Allen, A. C. (Bosworth)Collindridge, F.Herderson, Joseph (Ardwick)
    Anderson, F. (Whitehaven)Colman, Miss G. M.Hicks, G.
    Attewell, H. C.Comyns, Dr. L.Hobson, C. R.
    Ayles, W. H.Cooper, Wing-Comdr. G.Holman, P.
    Ayrton Gould, Mrs. B.Corbet, Mrs. F. K. (Camb'well, N.W.)Holmes, H. E. (Hemsworth)
    Baird, J.Corvedale, ViscountHouse, G.
    Balfour, A.Davies, Edward (Burslem)Hudson, J. H. (Ealing, W.)
    Barstow, P. G.Davies, Ernest (Enfield)Hughes, H. D. (Wolverh'pton, W.)
    Barton, C.Davies, Harold (Leek)Hynd, H. (Hackney, C.)
    Battley, J. R.Deer, G.Hynd, J. B. (Attercliffe)
    Bechervaise, A. EDiamond, J.Irving, W. J.
    Belcher, J. W.Dobbie, W.Isaacs, Rt. Hon. G. A.
    Benson, G.Dodds, N. N.Janner, B.
    Berry, H.Dumpleton, C. W.Jay, D. P. T.
    Bing, G. H. C.Edwards, N. (Caerphilly)Jeger, G. (Winchester)
    Binns, J.Evans, E. (Lowestoft)Jones, D. T. (Hartlepools)
    Blackburn, A. REvans, S. N. (Wednesbury)Jones, P. Asterley (Hitchin)
    Blenkinsop, A.Ewart, R.Keenan, W.
    Blyton, W. R.Fairhurst, F.Kinghorn, Sqn.-Ldr. E.
    Bottomley, A. G.Field, Capt. W. J.Kinley, J.
    Bowden, Flg.-Offr. H. W.Foot, M. M.Kirby, B. V.
    Bowles, F. G. (Nuneaton)Gallacher, W.Lavers, S.
    Braddock, Mrs. E. M. (L'pl, Exch'ge)Ganley, Mrs. C. S.Lee, F. (Hulme)
    Braddock, T. (Mitcham)
    Bramall, E. A.Gibson, C. W.Lee, Miss J. (Cannock)
    Brook, D. (Halifax)Goodrich, H. E.Leslie, J. R.
    Brooks, T. J. (Rothwell)Greenwood, Rt. Hon. A. (Wakefield)Levy, B. W.
    Brown, George (Belper)Greenwood, A. W. J. (Heywood)Lewis, J. (Bolton)
    Brown, T. J. (Ince)Grey, C. F.Lindgren, G. S.
    Brown, W. J. (Rugby)Griffiths, D. (Rother Valley)Lipton, Lt.-Col. M
    Bruce, Maj. D. W. T.Griffiths, Rt. Hon. J. (Llanelly)Longden, F.
    Burden, T. W.Griffiths, W. D. (Moss Side)Lyne, A. W.
    Butler, H. W. (Hackney, S.)Guest, Dr. L. HadenMcAdam, W.
    Callaghan, JamesGunter, R. J.McAllister, G.
    Castle, Mrs. B. A.Haire, John E. (Wycombe)McGhee, H. G.
    Champion, A. J.Hale, LeslieMcGovern, J.
    Chater, D.Hamilton, Lieut.-Col. R.Mack, J. D.
    Chetwynd, G. R.Hardman, D. R.McKay, J. (Wallsend)
    Clitherow, Dr. R.Hardy, E. A.McLeavy, F.

    Brought up, and read the First time.

    Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause be read a Second time."—[ Mr. Lyttelton.]

    The House divided: Ayes, 75; Noes, 217.

    Mallalieu, J. P. W.Roberts, Goronwy (Caernarvonshire)Taylor, Dr. S. (Barnet)
    Manning, C. (Camberwell, N.)Rogers, G. H. R.Thomas, D. E. (Aberdare)
    Manning, Mrs. L. (Epping)Sargood, R.Thomas, George (Cardiff)
    Marquand, H. A.Scott-Elliot, W.Tiffany, S.
    Mayhew, C. P.Shackleton, E. A. A.Titterington, M. F.
    Mellish, R. J.Sharp, GranvilleTolley, L.
    Mikardo, IanShinwell, Rt. Hon. E.Turner-Samuels, M.
    Mitchison, G. R.Shurmer, P.Ungoed-Thomas, L.
    Morris, Lt-Col. H. (Sheffield C.)Silverman, J. (Erdington)Vernon, Maj. W. F.
    Morris, P. (Swansea, W.)Silverman, S. S. (Nelson)Viant, S. P.
    Moyle, A.Simmons, C. J.Walkden, E.
    Murray, J. D.Skeffington, A. M.Walker, G. H.
    Naylor, T. E.Skeffington-Lodge, T. CWallace, G. D. (Chislehurst)
    Neal, H. (Claycross)Skinnard, F. W.Wallace, H. W. (Walthamstow, E.)
    Nichol, Mrs. M. E. (Bradford, N.)Smith, C. (Colchester)Weitzman, D.
    Nicholls, H. R. (Stratford)Smith, Ellis (Stoke)Wells, P. L. (Faversham)
    Noel-Buxton, LadySmith, H. N. (Nottingham, S.)Wells, W. T. (Walsall)
    Pargiter, G. A.Smith, S. H. (Hull, S.W.)Whiteley, Rt. Hon. W.
    Parker, J.Snow, Capt. J. WWigg, Col. G. E.
    Paton, Mrs. F. (Rushcliffe)Solley, L. J.Wilkes, L.
    Pearson, A.Soskice, Maj. Sir F.Willey, F. T. (Sunderland)
    Peart, Capt. T. F.Sparks, J. A.Willey, O. G. (Cleveland)
    Piratin, P.Stamford, W.Williams, D. J. (Neath)
    Platts-Mills. J. F. F.Steele, T.Williams, J. L. (Kelvingrove)
    Poole, Major Cecil (Lichfield)Stewart, Michael (Fulham, E.)Williams, W. R. (Heston)
    Pursey, Cmdr. H.Strachey, J.Williamson, T.
    Randall, H. E.Strauss, G. R. (Lambeth, N.)Wills, Mrs. E. A.
    Ranger, J.Stubbs, A. E.Yates, V. F.
    Reaves, J.Swingler, S.Young, Sir R. (Newton)
    Reid, T. (Swindon)Sylvester, C. O.Zilliacus, K.
    Rhodes, H.Symonds, A. L.
    Ridealgh, Mrs. MTaylor, H. B. (Mansfield)

    TELLERS FOR THE NOES

    Robens, A.Taylor, R. J. (Morpeth)Mr. Hannan and Mr. Daines.