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Power To Amend Certain Provisions Of Act

Volume 897: debated on Saturday 16 August 1975

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Lords amendment: No. 56, in page 46, line 7, leave out from "and (3)" to end of line and insert "( Discrimination: Consent for assignment or sub-letting) (2) 31, 33, 34, and 42 to 45 ( Discriminatory training by certain bodies) and 46"

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

With this it will be convenient to take Lords Amendments Nos. 57 and 58.

These amendments have two main purposes. First, they update Clause 75 to take account of the new clauses which have been added to the Bill both here and in another place. The amendments add to the provisions already covered in Clause 75(1)(a): subsection (2) of new Clause A, the new clause relating to consent for the assignment or subletting of premises; Clause 33, the voluntary bodies exception; Clause 45, the communal accommodation exception; and new Clause B, the clause dealing with discriminatory training. These are all new exceptions which may need to be amended in the light of experience. The amendments also add new Clause A to the clauses specified in clause 75(1)(b).

The second purpose of these amendments is as follows: Amendment 57 provides that four provisions will be subject to amendment or repeal by order made by the Secretary of State. Such orders, like the other orders which may be made under Clause 75, will be made by statutory instrument subject to an affirmative resolution of both Houses of Parliament.

The four exceptions concerned are political parties—Clause 32, elective bodies of trade unions—new Clause C, the exception for provisions relating to death or retirement in partnerships—Clause 11(4) and the exception for provisions relating to death or retirement as they affect trade unions and other bodies in Clause 12(4).

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords amendments agreed to.