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Docks and Harbours Act 1966

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14Qualification for compensation

(1)No person shall be entitled to compensation under the last foregoing section unless he has as a registered employer employed dock workers in the port in question for some time during each of not less than eighty weeks during the qualifying period or for not less than five hundred man-days during that period.

(2)In this section—" the qualifying period " means the period of one hundred and four weeks ending with whichever of the following dates is relevant, that is to say—

(a)in the case of a person whose application for a licence was made, or a person who was both a registered employer and a registered dock worker, before the commencement of section 1 of this Act, the date of the expiration of the prescribed time for making the application for the licence;

(b)in the case of a person whose application for the renewal of a licence is refused, the date of the expiration of the period for which the licence was granted;

" week " means the period between midnight on any Saturday night and midnight on the following Saturday night.

(3)For the purposes of this section the number of man-days for which a registered employer employs dock workers in any period shall be taken to be the aggregate of the number of dock workers employed by him on each of the days during that period, and without prejudice to the foregoing provision a person shall be treated for the purposes of this section as employing a dock worker on. any day if on that day he works for himself on dock work or he or a partner of his works on dock work for a firm in which both are partners.

(4)If within the qualifying period the dock business of any person has been transferred by agreement or operation of law to another person, the person in whom it is vested at the end of that period shall be treated for the purposes of this section as if he had been a registered employer on those days on which any person in whom the business was vested during that period was a registered employer and as if he had employed the dock workers employed in the business on any of those days or, as the case may be, as if he had done any work done on any of those days by any registered employer in whom the business was then vested.

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