I move that the Committee agree with the Seanad in amendment No. 1:—
In page 4, Section 3 (3) (b), lines 36 and 37 deleted.
The four amendments inserted in this Bill in the Seanad were Government amendments intended mainly to rectify minor drafting points. The first amendment refers to the exclusion of private houses. Deputies are aware that this Bill was drafted by my predecessor and, when he drafted it originally, he had no minimum number of workers prescribed in the Bill to bring premises within its jurisdiction, but he had provision for the exclusion of examination of conditions in private houses. Subsequently, a minimum number was put into the Bill and consequently that provision for excluding private houses was not necessary.