I beg to move Amendment No. 5:—
To add the following Sub-section after Sub-section (11):—"In every case in which a reinstatement condition is attached to a decree, the person to whom the compensation is paid or other the person who executes the work of reinstatement, shall observe the conditions as to the rates of wages to be paid and the hours of labour to be observed set out in the Third Schedule to this Act, as if he were executing the work in pursuance of a contract with the Government."
This amendment is very closely related to the one that has just been disposed of. It seeks to ensure that the Fair Wages Clause shall be observed in the expenditure of any awards granted by the Government. The Government accept as their duty to see that this is done in money expended on their own behalf. As these are semi-Government funds, it is reasonable to expect it should apply in this case also. The Third Schedule referred to in the amendment is now in operation in all the Government Departments. With that object in view I move Amendment No. 5.