I beg to move amendment 1:
In page 5, Section 8 (2), to add at the end of the sub-section the following paragraph:—
"(e) rules (in this Act referred to as rules regulating apprenticeship premiums) in relation to the fee, premium, or other consideration which may be taken in respect of the employment of a person by way of apprenticeship in such trade in such district."
I would like amendment 1 and amendment 6 looked at together. On the last stage I was asked to deal with the matter of premiums that might be paid or exacted in respect of employment as an apprentice. I think amendments 1 and 6, taken together, meet the point urged. Under the first amendment the committee will be empowered to make rules in relation to the fee, premium or other consideration which may be taken in respect of the employment of a person by way of apprenticeship in such trade in such district. Amendment 6 carries that further, and under the amendment it shall not be lawful for any person to take or receive any fee, premium, or other consideration in respect of the employment of any person by way of apprenticeship, unless the rules made by the apprenticeship committee are for the time being in force and the premium does not exceed the amount permitted by such rules to be taken as an apprenticeship premium. If there is no rule there can be no such premium, and if there is a rule the premium must be in accordance with it.