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1948 No. 707


The Factories Act, 1937 (Extension of Section 46) Regulations, 1948


6th April 1948

Laid before Parliament

7th April 1948

Coming into Operation

26th April 1948

The Minister of Labour and National Service (hereinafter referred to as “the Minister”) by virtue of the powers conferred on him by section 46(6) of the Factories Act, 1937 hereinafter referred to as “the Act”), and the Transfer of Functions (Factories, &c., Acts) Order, 1946(1), and of all other powers in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Short title, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Factories Act, 1937 (Extension of Section 46) Regulations, 1948, and shall come into operation on the 26th day of April, 1948.

(2) The Interpretation Act, 1889, shall apply to the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

Extension of the matters to which section 46 of the Act applies

2.  The matters to which section 46 of the Act (which empowers the Minister to make welfare regulations) applies shall include arrangements for canteens.

G. A. Isaacs

Minister of Labour and National Service

Dated this 6th day of April, 1948


Section 46 of the Factories Act, 1937, enables the Minister of Labour and National Service to make special regulations where, owing to the conditions and circumstances of employment or the nature of the processes carried on in a particular factory or in factories of a particular class or description, it appears to him that provision requires to be made with regard to matters relating to the welfare of persons employed, including arrangements for preparing or heating and taking meals.

By subsection (6) of that section, the Minister is empowered by regulations to extend the matters with respect to which the section applies, and accordingly these regulations add to those matters arrangements for canteens.


P. 88 above.

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