Clause 73. — (Transfer and Compensation Rights of Officers and Servants solely or mainly occupied in scheduled undertakings.)

Part of Orders of the Day — London Passenger Transport Bill. – in the House of Commons on 13th February 1933.

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Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East

I beg to move, in page 82, line 6, after the word "perform," to insert the words: or required to perform duties at some place which is outside the area within which he was as such officer or servant as aforesaid required to perform any duties, and which is so remote from that area as to involve the transfer of his place of residence. I desire to move the Amendment although it stands in the name of the hon. Member for Newcastle, Central (Mr. Denville) and the hon. Member for Croydon, South (Mr. H. Williams). It seems to the Labour party to be an excellent Amendment. It makes provision for compensation in the case of servants who are required, as a result of the amalgamation, to perform services far distant from their homes—services which they cannot perform without moving their households and are, therefore, put to the expense, by reason of the Bill, of finding new homes. It is a case we have certainly overlooked. Its origin would not necessarily lead us to a sympathetic consideration of it, but when we see a good thing on the Order Paper we look to see how we can assist its passage.