Trade Union Act, 1941

Variation of Schedule to this Act.

8.—(1) Where—

(a) the Emergency Powers Act, 1939 (No. 28 of 1939) is in force, and

(b) the Minister is satisfied that, as regards any particular trade union registered under the Trade Union Acts, 1871 to 1935, it would, on account of abnormal conditions referable to the war in which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is now engaged, cause undue hardship if such trade union were compelled to make and keep with the High Court the full deposit specified by the next preceding section,

the Minister may by order declare that every sum of money mentioned in the Schedule to this Act shall, as regards such trade union, be deemed to be reduced to such extent not exceeding seventy-five per cent. as the Minister thinks proper.

(2) An order under sub-section (1) of this section shall have effect in accordance with its terms for the period specified in that behalf therein, save that no such order shall have effect after the expiration of twelve months after the Emergency Powers Act, 1939 (No. 28 of 1939), has ceased to be in force.

(3) The Minister may by order, made after six months' notice of the making thereof has been given to the trade union concerned, revoke any order previously made by him under sub-section (1) of this section.