I beg to move, in page 45, line 36, at the beginning, to insert "the Board of Trade may direct that."
This and the three Amendments which follow it on the Paper deal with the scheme specified in paragraph (a) of Clause 63 (1) affecting goods declared by Order to be voluntarily insurable, and schemes dealing with private concerns suffering otherwise than from war damage and goods declared to be uninsurable under the business scheme. The Board of Trade may exercise control over these schemes.
I would like some guidance here on a matter concerning this Clause in so far as it affects the mining industry. I am informed by those who should know that, as the Bill now stands, the mineral underground will be considered in deciding the amount of payment. I do not know whether the Financial Secretary feels that this is not the time to raise the matter.
Yes, but I understand that you are taking powers by which certain articles may be exempted. In so far as that is so, I was wondering whether now is the time to raise this issue. We feel that the mineral underground is never likely to be interfered with by enemy action.
Major Lloyd George:
This Clause, if the hon. and gallant Gentleman will look at it, says:
Subject to the provisions of this section, no person shall, … take part in the promoting or carrying on of any scheme.