Clause 5. — (Display of Information in Shops.)

Orders of the Day — Trading Stamps Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1964.

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Lords Amendment: In page 3, line 27, after "operated" insert "(a)".

Photo of Mr Antony Buck Mr Antony Buck , Colchester

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

The purpose is to ensure that whenever a trading stamp promoter issues a gift catalogue a copy of the current, up to date edition is available for inspection by customers in retail shops dealing with the scheme. It is designed to carry out the intention of an Amendment moved in this House but which, for drafting reasons, was not appropriate. This Amendment is appropriately drafted and meets the conditions put forward both here and in another place.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 3, line 27, after "notice" insert: stating the cash value of the trading stamps issued under the scheme and

Photo of Mr John Osborn Mr John Osborn , Sheffield, Hallam

I beg to move, That that House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

The effect is to require that a notice displayed in a shop shall include a statement of the cash value of stamps issued in that shop. The Amendment meets various points raised in this House at an earlier stage.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 3, line 31, after "posted" insert "in such characters and".

1.30 a.m.

Photo of Mr John Osborn Mr John Osborn , Sheffield, Hallam

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

The purpose of this Amendment is to ensure that notices displayed in shops shall be clear and legible. The wording follows that of Section 115(1) of the Factories Act, 1931.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords Amendment: In page 3, line 33, after "If" insert "without reasonable excuse any of".

Photo of Mr Antony Buck Mr Antony Buck , Colchester

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

The purpose of this Amendment is to provide retailers with a defence against any proceedings which may be brought against them under the operation of Clause 5. The Bill is designed to regulate stamp schemes as a whole and particularly the operations of the stamp companies, and it is thought appropriate that retailers should not be unduly burdened and should be given a defence if they have not behaved unreasonably.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.