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Clause 58—(Interpretation)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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I beg to move, in page 55, line 25, at the end, to insert:

"consumer, in relation to any products, means a person who uses the products for manufacturing purposes or is engaged in the merchanting of those products."
This is consequential really on the new Clause 6, which deals with the Consumers' Council. It widens the definition of the word "consumer" to include dealer, and thereby we meet the representations made to us by a number of consumers' interests.

Amendment agreed to.

I beg to move, in page 56, line 29, at the end, to insert:

"manufacturing purposes, includes the carrying-out of building operations and works of construction or civil engineering and the treatment of products by any process."
This is in amplification of the new Clause 3, and is necessary because of the reference to "manufacturing purposes" in Clause 3 and in the new definition of "consumer." It makes clear that it covers a person who does not process a product in the normal manufacturing sense.

Amendment agreed to.

9.0 p.m.

Further Amendments made: In page 56, line 40, after "of," to insert: "a managing director or of."

In page 57, line 33, leave out from "any," to "means," in line 35, and insert "activities."

In page 58, line 4, after "or," insert "of."—[ Mr. G. R. Strauss.]