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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 11 October 2011

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Public Bodies Bill [Lords]


 

[SEVENTH AND Eighth Sittings]


 

Mr Mark Williams

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not called  54

 

Clause  4,  page  2,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

In determining or prescribing any amount to be paid to Sianel Pedwar Cymru

 

under section 61 of the Broadcasting Act 1990 the Secretary of State shall ensure

 

that the amount is sufficient to enable the Authority to fulfil its public service

 

remit in respect of S4C Digital under section 204(3) of, and paragraph 3(3) of

 

Schedule 12 to, the Communications Act 2003 throughout the period to which the

 

amount relates.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  9

 

Schedule  4,  page  21,  line  9,  leave out ‘Civil Justice Council.’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Jon Trickett

 

Not called  50

 

Schedule  4,  page  21,  line  10,  leave out ‘Commission for Equality and Human

 

Rights’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Jon Trickett

 

Withdrawn  58

 

Schedule  4,  page  21,  line  14,  leave out ‘Natural England’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  10

 

Schedule  4,  page  21,  line  16,  leave out ‘Sianel Pedwar Cymru (“S4C”).’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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Clause 5 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  11

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  22,  at end insert ‘Chief Coroner, Deputy Chief Coroners,

 

Medical Advisers to the Chief Coroner and Deputy Medical Advisers to the Chief

 

Coroner.’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  12

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  23,  leave out ‘Civil Justice Council.’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Jon Trickett

 

Not called  51

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  24,  leave out ‘Commission for Equality and Human

 

Rights’.

 

Charlie Elphicke

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Sam Gyimah

 

Agreed to on division  36

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

            

‘Dover Harbour Board’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  47

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  25,  at end insert ‘Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.’.

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Withdrawn  60

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  27,  leave out ‘Human Fertilisation and Embryology

 

Authority’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Jon Trickett

 

Not called  52

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  28,  leave out ‘Human Tissue Authority’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Jon Trickett

 

Withdrawn  59

 

Schedule  5,  page  21,  line  29,  leave out ‘Internal drainage boards for areas wholly

 

or mainly in England’.

 

Charlie Elphicke

 

Mr Dominic Raab

 

Sam Gyimah

 

Agreed to on division  37

 

Schedule  5,  page  22,  line  11,  at end add—


 
 

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‘2         

Sections 22(1) and 22(2)(a) do not apply to an order under section 5 which

 

provides for the functions of the Dover Harbour Board to be transferred to

 

another person.’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Jon Trickett

 

Not called  53

 

Schedule  5,  page  22,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘2         

An order may not be made in respect of the Human Fertilisation and

 

Embryology Authority unless an independent review indicates that the terms

 

of such an order made under section 5(1) would increase the cost-effectiveness

 

and efficiency of the functions exercised by the Authority and would deliver a

 

net benefit.’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  6,  page  3,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The consent of the Treasury is required to make provision by virtue of subsection

 

(2)(b) or (3) modifying funding arrangements.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 7 and 8 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Mark Williams

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not called  57

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  3,  at end insert ‘or would relate to Sianel Pedwar Cymru.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  43

 

Clause  10,  page  5,  line  31,  after ‘Wales’ insert ‘or the Welsh Ministers’.

 

Mr Mark Williams

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not called  56

 

Clause  10,  page  5,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(ea)    

the National Assembly of Wales, if the proposal relates to Sianel Pedwar

 

Cymru,’.


 
 

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Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  10,  page  5,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to a body with no members or an office which

 

is vacant; and, where a body is consulted under that provision, any vacancy in its

 

membership is immaterial.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Jon Trickett

 

Not selected  61

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  11,  page  6,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

contain a report on savings expected to be made to public funds as a result

 

of the making of the order.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 12 to 15 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Not selected  66

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  9,  line  20,  leave out Clause 16.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 17 and 18 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  44

 

Clause  19,  page  10,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Subsection (1)(a) does not apply to a body with no members or an office which

 

is vacant; and, where a body is consulted under that provision, any vacancy in its

 

membership is immaterial.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 20 to 23 Agreed to.

 


 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  62

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  2,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘( )    

Where a transfer scheme provides for the transfer of an employee to an eligible

 

person, or so as to become employed in the Civil Service, the scheme must

 

provide for the TUPE regulations to apply (to the extent that they would not

 

otherwise apply) as if—

 

(a)    

any transfer of functions (however effected and described) to an eligible

 

person or the Crown were a transfer of an undertaking;

 

(b)    

the transfer of the undertaking took effect on a designated date;

 

(c)    

the transfer of the undertaking were a relevant transfer for the purposes

 

of the regulations;

 

(d)    

the employee had for those purposes been assigned to an organised

 

grouping of resources or employees that was subject to the relevant

 

transfer.

 

( )    

A transfer scheme may provide for the transfer of an employee to an eligible

 

person or so as to become employed in the Civil Service despite any provisions,

 

of whatever nature, which would otherwise prevent the employee from being so

 

transferred.’.

 

Jon Trickett

 

Not selected  64

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Where a transfer scheme provides for the transfer of an employee to an eligible

 

person or so as to become employed in the civil service of the state the scheme

 

must provide for the TUPE regulations to apply (to the extent that they would not

 

otherwise apply) as if—

 

(a)    

any transfer of functions (however effected and described) to an eligible

 

person or the Crown were a transfer of an undertaking;

 

(b)    

the transfer of the undertaking took effect on a designated date;

 

(c)    

the transfer of the undertaking were a relevant transfer for the purposes

 

of the regulations;

 

(d)    

the employee had for those purposes been assigned to an organised

 

grouping of resources or employees that was subject to the relevant

 

transfer.

 

(4B)    

A staff transfer scheme may provide for the transfer of an employee to an eligible

 

person or so as to become employed in the civil service of the state despite any

 

provisions, of whatever nature, which would otherwise prevent the employee

 

from being so transferred.’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  63

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  20,  leave out subsection (6)(f).

 

Jon Trickett

 

Not selected  65

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  20,  leave out paragraph (f).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 25 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  26,  page  15,  line  35,  after first ‘duty’, insert ‘, stamp duty land tax’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 27 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Not selected  67

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  4,  after ‘Act’, insert ‘, other than an order under sections

 

[Delegation of functions by Environment Agency] to [Shared services: Forestry

 

Commissioners],’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Not selected  68

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  29,  page  16,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘“non-devolved function” means a function that is not a Welsh devolved

 

function;’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Not selected  69

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  29,  page  17,  line  7,  leave out ‘section 16’ and insert ‘section [Delegation of

 

Welsh environmental functions]’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Not selected  70

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  29,  page  17,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘“Welsh environmental function” means a Welsh devolved function

 

relating to the environment.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  45

 

Clause  30,  page  17,  line  19,  at end insert ‘subject as follows’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  30,  page  17,  line  19,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(2)    

The repeals in Schedule [regional development agencies: consequential repeals]

 

(regional development agencies: consequential repeals) have the same extent as

 

the enactments to which they relate.’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  46

 

Clause  30,  page  17,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The amendments made by section [V & A, Science Museum, Kew and English

 

Heritage] (V & A, Science Museum, Kew and English Heritage) have the same

 

extent as the enactments which they amend.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  31,  page  17,  line  24,  at end insert ‘subject as follows’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  19

 

Clause  31,  page  17,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Sections 10 and   11 (consultation and procedure) and 28 to 32 (final) come into

 

force on the day on which this Act is passed.’.

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  20

 

Clause  31,  page  17,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section [regional development agencies] and Schedule [regional development

 

agencies: consequential repeals] (regional development agencies) come into

 

force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint (and different

 

days may be appointed for different purposes, including the purposes of different

 

regional development agencies).’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

Agreed to  21

 

Clause  32,  page  17,  line  27,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
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