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Consideration of Bill: 2 November 2011                  

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Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

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Page  9,  line  27  [Clause  12],  leave out subsection (9) and insert—

 

‘(9)    

Sections 20 and 26(2) do not apply in relation to this section’.

 


 

Simon Hughes

 

Tom Brake

 

Mike Crockart

 

Mr John Leech

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

148

 

Page  21,  line  7,  leave out Clause 26.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

1

 

Page  24,  line  26  [Clause  32],  after ‘conviction’, insert ‘—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding

 

12 months or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (or

 

both), and

 

(ii)    

in Northern Ireland’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

2

 

Page  24,  line  35  [Clause  32],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In relation to an offence under this section committed before the commencement

 

of section 154(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the reference in subsection

 

(4)(b)(i) to 12 months has effect as if it were a reference to 6 months.’.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

25

 

Page  28,  line  18  [Clause  38],  leave out ‘modify’ and insert ‘amend or repeal a

 

provision of’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

26

 

Page  28,  line  35  [Clause  39],  after ‘regulations’ insert ‘(except in Schedule

 

[Northern Ireland: information about financial resources])’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 2 November 2011                  

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Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

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Page  28,  line  37  [Clause  39],  at end insert ‘(except in Schedule [Northern Ireland:

 

information about financial resources])’.

 


 

Kate Green

 

Mrs Madeleine Moon

 

69

 

Page  130,  line  36  [Schedule  4],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

A transfer scheme shall make pension provision and compensation provision for

 

and in respect of persons who become employed in the civil service of the State

 

under paragraph 1 which is at least as favourable as the pension provision and

 

compensation provision applicable to them immediately before they ceased to be

 

employees of the Legal Services Commission.’.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

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Page  131,  line  8  [Schedule  4],  at end insert—

 

  ‘(6A)  

A transfer scheme may, so far as is necessary for giving effect to that scheme,

 

provide that an enactment that applies in relation to compensation schemes or

 

occupational pension schemes applies to a compensation scheme or

 

occupational pension scheme that is the subject of the transfer scheme, the

 

members of such a scheme or the transferee with modifications specified in the

 

transfer scheme.

 

    (6B)  

A transfer scheme may—

 

(a)    

amend or otherwise modify a compensation scheme that is the subject

 

of the transfer scheme, and

 

(b)    

create, modify or remove rights, powers, duties or liabilities under or

 

in connection with such a scheme.

 

    (6C)  

The power under sub-paragraph (6B) includes power to amend or otherwise

 

modify any instrument relating to the constitution, management or operation

 

of a compensation scheme.

 

    (6D)  

Transfer schemes amending or otherwise modifying a compensation scheme

 

have effect in spite of any provision (of any nature) which would otherwise

 

prevent or restrict the amendment or modification.

 

    (6E)  

A transfer scheme may include consequential, incidental, supplementary,

 

transitional, transitory and saving provision.’.

 

Kate Green

 

71

 

Page  131,  line  9  [Schedule  4],  at end insert—

 

‘“compensation provision” means the provision of compensation under a

 

compensation scheme;’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 2 November 2011                  

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Kate Green

 

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Page  131,  line  14  [Schedule  4],  at end insert—

 

‘“pension provision” means the provision of pension and other benefits

 

under an occupational pension scheme;’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

65

 

Page  131,  line  15  [Schedule  4],  at end insert—

 

‘Power to merge LSC occupational pension schemes

 

4A  (1)  

The Lord Chancellor may make a scheme providing for the merger of LSC

 

occupational pension schemes.

 

      (2)  

A scheme under this paragraph may in particular—

 

(a)    

provide for the assets and liabilities of one LSC occupational pension

 

scheme to become assets and liabilities of another,

 

(b)    

create, modify or remove rights, powers, duties or liabilities under or

 

in connection with an LSC occupational pension scheme,

 

(c)    

provide for the winding up of an LSC occupational pension scheme,

 

(d)    

provide for references to one LSC occupational pension scheme in a

 

document, including an enactment, to have effect as references to

 

another, and

 

(e)    

include consequential, incidental, supplementary, transitional,

 

transitory and saving provision.

 

      (3)  

A scheme under this paragraph may in particular amend or otherwise

 

modify—

 

(a)    

the trust deed of an LSC occupational pension scheme,

 

(b)    

rules of an LSC occupational pension scheme, and

 

(c)    

any other instrument relating to the constitution, management or

 

operation of an LSC occupational pension scheme.

 

      (4)  

A scheme under this paragraph must ensure that the merger of the LSC

 

occupational pension schemes does not, to any extent, deprive members of the

 

LSC occupational pension schemes, or other beneficiaries under those

 

schemes, of rights that accrue to them under those schemes before the merger

 

takes effect.

 

      (5)  

Subject to sub-paragraph (4), a scheme under this paragraph has effect in spite

 

of any provision (of any nature) which would otherwise prevent the merger of

 

the LSC occupational pension schemes.

 

      (6)  

In this paragraph—

 

“LSC occupational pension scheme” means an occupational pension

 

scheme under which—

 

(a)    

the LSC has rights, powers, duties or liabilities, or

 

(b)    

the Lord Chancellor or the Secretary of State has rights, powers,

 

duties or liabilities by virtue of a scheme under paragraph 4(3);

 

“occupational pension scheme” has the same meaning as in the Pension

 

Schemes Act 1993.’.

 



 
 

Consideration of Bill: 2 November 2011                  

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Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

137

 

Page  133,  line  3  [Schedule  4],  leave out ‘or transitional’ and insert ‘transitional,

 

transitory or saving’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

66

 

Page  133,  line  3  [Schedule  4],  after ‘with’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

67

 

Page  133,  line  4  [Schedule  4],  after ‘by’, insert ‘this Schedule’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

68

 

Page  133,  line  4  [Schedule  4],  after ‘or’, insert—

 

‘(b)    

schemes made’.

 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

138

 

Page  133,  line  7  [Schedule  4],  leave out from ‘Schedule’ to end of line 8.

 


 

Secretary Kenneth Clarke

 

19

 

Page  144,  line  31  [Schedule  5],  at end insert—

 

‘Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44)

In Schedule 26, paragraph 51.’.

 
 


 

NEW CLAUSES AND NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO, AND AMENDMENTS TO, PART 2

 

Interpretation

 

Tom Brake

 

Mike Crockart

 

Mr John Leech

 

NC29

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In this part—

 

“defamation” means “libel, slander or malicious falsehood”;

 

“privacy” means “the misuse of private information”;

 

“proceedings” includes any sort of proceedings for resolving disputes (and

5

not just proceedings in court), whether commenced or contemplated.’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 2 November 2011                  

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As an Amendment to Tom Brake’s proposed New Clause (Interpretation) (NC29):—

 

Simon Hughes

 

(a)

 

Leave out lines 2 and 3.

 


 

Interpretation (No. 2)

 

Tom Brake

 

Chris Bryant

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mike Crockart

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Mr John Leech

 

Total signatories: 10

 

Mr Adrian Sanders

 

Mr David Ward

 

Annette Brooke

 

Martin Horwood

 

NC44

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In this part, “proceedings” includes any sort of proceedings for resolving

 

disputes (and not just proceedings in court), whether commenced or

 

contemplated.’.

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

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Page  29,  line  6,  leave out Clause 41.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Lorely Burt

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Anas Sarwar

 

Joan Ruddock

 

Total signatories: 25

 

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Page  29,  line  36  [Clause  41],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The amendments made by subsections (2) and (4) do not apply in relation to

 

proceedings which include a claim for damages for loss or bodily injury resulting

 

from exposure to a harmful substance or process where the claim is made against

 

a person who—

 

(a)    

carries on business in more than one country, or

 

(b)    

owns (wholly or partly) one or more businesses carried on in more than

 

one country or in different countries.’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 2 November 2011                  

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Tom Brake

 

Mike Crockart

 

152

 

Page  29,  line  36  [Clause  41],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The amendments made by subsections (2) and (4) do not apply in relation to a

 

success fee payable under a conditional fee agreement made in relation to—

 

(a)    

any proceedings in relation to the torts of defamation or privacy;

 

(b)    

any proceedings arising out of the same cause of action as any

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proceedings to which sub-paragraph (a) refers.’.

 

As an Amendment to Tom Brake’s proposed Amendment (No. 152):—

 

Simon Hughes

 

(a)

 

Line  3,  leave out ‘the torts of defamation or privacy’ and insert ‘a claim for—

 

(i)    

libel;

 

(ii)    

slander;

 

(iii)    

misuse of private information;’.

 

Tom Brake

 

Chris Bryant

 

Simon Hughes

 

Mike Crockart

 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

Mr John Leech

 

Total signatories: 10

 

Mr Adrian Sanders

 

Mr David Ward

 

Annette Brooke

 

Martin Horwood

 

164

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  29,  line  36  [Clause  41],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The amendments made by subsections (2) and (4) do not apply in relation to a

 

success fee payable under a conditional fee agreement made in relation to—

 

(a)    

any proceedings in relation to a claim for—

 

(i)    

libel,

 

(ii)    

slander,

 

(iii)    

misuse of private information;

 

(b)    

any proceedings arising out of the same cause of action as any

 

proceedings to which sub-paragraph (a) refers.’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 2 November 2011                  

3894

 

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Chris Bryant

 

Mr Tom Watson

 

Siobhain McDonagh

 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

Diana Johnson

 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Total signatories: 14

 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Mr Wayne David

 

Tom Brake

 

Owen Smith

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Emma Reynolds

 

Rushanara Ali

 

Ian Austin

 

163

 

Page  29,  line  41  [Clause  41],  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

The amendments made by subsections (2) and (4) do not apply in relation to a

 

success fee payable under a conditional fee agreement made in relation to—

 

(a)    

any proceedings based on a claim of defamation; or

 

(b)    

any proceedings based on a claim of privacy under Article 8 of the

 

European Convention on Human Rights; or

 

(c)    

any proceedings arising out of the same cause of action as any

 

proceedings to which paragraphs (a) or (b) refer.’.

 


 

Mr Andy Slaughter

 

22

 

Page  31,  line  1,  leave out Clause 43.

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Lorely Burt

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Anas Sarwar

 

Joan Ruddock

 

Total signatories: 25

 

151

 

Page  31,  line  45  [Clause  43],  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

This section does not apply in relation to a costs order made in favour of a party

 

to proceedings which include a claim for damages for loss or bodily injury

 

resulting from exposure to a harmful substance or process where the claim is

 

made against a person who—

 

(a)    

carries on business in more than one country, or

 

(b)    

owns (wholly or partly) one or more businesses carried on in more than

 

one country or in different countries.’.

 



 
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