Clause 10. — (Interpretation, etc.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Selective Employment Payments Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st August 1966.

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Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark 12:00 am, 1st August 1966

The Amendment I have moved concerns a drafting point only. It deals with an omission in the Bill as drafted, in that it extends the definition of forestry in Clause 10(1) to include certain forestry operations which may be undertaken in the forest or at the roadside. It refers to the preparation of forest produce which would include such operations as peeling, crosscutting round timber to specification, cording, piling, stacking, cleaving, pointing, and the preparation of minor produce such as bean poles and faggots.

In addition to adding the preparation of produce, the Amendment makes it clear that the exception for operations carried out by sawmilling establishments applies to thinning, felling, and bringing to the roadside of timber and the preparation of forest produce in the forest and at the roadside. In the original definition——