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Unemployment Insurance Bill

Volume 41: debated on Wednesday 28 July 1920

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Amendments reported (according to Order).

Clause 16:

Periodical revision of rates of contribution.

Provided that.—

(a) Where a revision of the rates of contribution has been made under this section, no further revision shall be made before the expiration of seven years from the last revision;

moved to insert in proviso (a), after "made," where that word secondly occurs, the words: "under this section."

Amendment moved—

Clause 16, page 14, line 36, after ("made") insert ("under this section").—(Viscount Astor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Clause 18 (Power to provide for insurance against unemployment in any industry by means of special scheme):

moved, in Clause 18, after subsection (7), to insert the following new subsection:—

"(8) A special scheme may be made with respect to two or more industries, and in relation to a scheme so made or proposed to be so made this section shall have effect as if for the references therein to a joint industrial council or an association of employers and employees there were substituted references to joint industrial councils or associations of employers and employees acting in respect of the two or more industries."

The noble Viscount said: Yesterday I accepted in principle an Amendment moved by Lord Askwith. The Amendment which has just been read carries out the under taking.

Amendment moved—

Clause 18, page 19, line 24, at end insert the said new subsection.—(Viscount Astor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

First Schedule: Part II (Excepted Employments):

(d) Employment—
(iv) in the service of any public utility company, that is to say, any company carrying on any undertaking for the supply of gas, water, hydraulic power or electricity, any dock undertaking, or any tramway undertaking, including a light railway constructed wholly or mainly on a public road; or

moved, in paragraph (d) (iv) of Part II of the First Schedule, after "dock," to insert. "or canal." The noble Viscount said: This is inserted at the request of the Ministry of Transport in order to rectify an omission.

Amendment moved—

First Schedule, page 38, line 24, after ("dock"). insert ("or canal").—(Viscount Astor.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.