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Thursday, 20 September 1973
Page: 1397


The CHAIRMAN (Mr Scholes - Order! The time for debate has expired. The question now is that the remainder of the Bill and postponed clauses and circulated amendments be agreed to and the Bill be reported with amendments.

Clause 15.

Section 23 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-section (1) the words ', at least one Arbitration Commissioner and at least one Conciliation Commissioner' and substituting the words and two or more Commissioners'.

Clause 32.

Section 73 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-sections (3) and (4) and substituting the following sub-sections: -

(3)   In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission under sub-section (2d) of section 28, and under sections 31, 34 and 35, are exercisable by a Full Bench and not otherwise.

(4)   In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission with respect to conciliation may be exercised by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division, or by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of the particular industrial question.'.

Clause 33.

Section 78 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-sections (3) and (4) and substituting the following sub-sections: -

(3)   In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission under sub-section (2d) of section ' 28, and under sections 31, 34 and 35, are exercisable by a Full Bench, and not otherwise.

(4)   In relation toindustrial questions, the powers of the Commission with respect to conciliation may be excercised by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division, or by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of the particular industrial question.'.

Clause 34.

Section 84 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-sections (2) and (2a) and substituting the following sub-sections: -

(2)   In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission under sub-section (2d) of section 28, and under sections 31, 34 and 35, are exercisable by a Full Bench, and not otherwise. (2a) In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission with respect to conciliation may be exercised by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division, or by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of the particular industrial question.'.

Circulated amendments.

In clause 15, omit "two or more Commissioners", substitute " at least one Commissioner ".

In clause 32, omit the clause and substitute the following clause: - " 32. Section 73 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted - 73. (1) Subject to this section, the powers of the Commission in respect of industrial questions are exercisable by the Commission constituted by the Presidential Member assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division or, subject to any directions of that Presidential Member, by, a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division, and not otherwise.

(2)   Subject to sub-section (3), the powers of the Commission in respect of a particular industrial question may be exercised by the President or by a Presidential Member assigned by the President for the purpose.

(3)   In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission under sub-section (2d) of section 28, and under sections 31, 34 and 35, are exercisable by a Full Bench and not otherwise.'.".

In clause 33, omit the clause and substitute the following clause: - " 33. Section 78 of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section substituted - 78. (1) Subject to this section, the powers of the Commission inrespect of industrial questions are exercisable by the Commission constituted by the Presidential Member assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division or, subject to any directions of that Presidential Member by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division, and not otherwise.

(2)   Subject to sub-section (3), the powers of the Commission in respect of a particular industrial question may be exercised by the President or by a Presidential Member assigned by the President for the purpose.

(3)   In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission under sub-section (2D) of section 28, and under sections 31, 34, and 35, are exercisable by a Full Bench, and not otherwise.'.".

In clause 34, omit the clause and substitute the following clause: - " 34. Section 84 of the Principal Act is amended by omitting sub-sections (1), (1a), (2) and (2a) and substituting the following sub-sections: -

(1)   Subject to this section, the powers of the Commission in respect of industrial questions are exercisable by the Commission constituted by the Presidential Member assigned by the President for the purposes of this Division or, subject to any directions of that Presidential Member, by a Commissioner assigned by the President for the purposes of this Divi- " sion, and not otherwise.

(2)   Subject to sub-section (2a), the' powers of the Commission in respect of a particular industrial question may be exercised by the President or by a Presidential Member assigned by the President for the purpose. (2a) In relation to industrial questions, the powers of the Commission under sub-section (2d) of section 28, and under sections 31, 34 and 35, are exercisable by a Full Bench, and not otherwise.'.".

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