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nuclear industry

 

Caroline Lucas

 

NC25

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The UK Green Investment Bank may not engage in activities that involve

 

facilitating or encouraging investment in nuclear power or the nuclear industry.’.

 


 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Caroline Flint

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

77

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  1,  line  11  [Clause  1],  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

In undertaking investments in accordance with the green purposes outlined in

 

subsection (1), the UK Green Investment Bank will identify opportunities in

 

which small and medium-sized enterprises can be awarded contracts.’.

 


 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

1

 

Page  2,  line  8  [Clause  2],  leave out ‘in the United Kingdom’ and insert ‘(whether in

 

the United Kingdom or elsewhere)’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

2

 

Page  2,  line  18  [Clause  2],  leave out from ‘section’ to end of line 19 and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

is to be made by statutory instrument, and

 

(b)    

is not to be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and

 

approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

3

 

Page  2,  line  37  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘in the United Kingdom’ and insert ‘(whether

 

in the United Kingdom or elsewhere)’.

 



 
 

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Chris Huhne

 

Andrew Stunell

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mike Crockart

 

Stephen Williams

 

Mr Alan Reid

 

Total signatories: 9

 

Mr David Ward

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Ian Swales

 

68

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  3,  line  21  [Clause  4],  after subsection (6) insert—

 

‘(7)    

Subject to approval by the European Commission of the State aid notification

 

concerning the establishment of the UK Green Investment Bank, it is the duty of

 

the Secretary of State to provide the European Commission with State aid

 

notification concerning the intention to allow the Bank to borrow, including

 

borrowing from the capital markets.

 

(8)    

The duty in subsection (7) must be fulfilled not later than 31 December 2013.’.

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Caroline Flint

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

76

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  3,  line  24  [Clause  4],  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

Subject to the approval by the European Commission of the State aid notification

 

concerning the establishment of the UK Green Investment Bank, the Secretary of

 

State shall provide the European Commission with State aid notification

 

concerning the intention to allow the Bank to borrow, including borrowing from

 

the capital markets.

 

(8)    

The duty in subsection (7) must be fulfilled no later than 31 December 2013.

 

(9)    

It is the duty of HM Treasury and the Secretary of State to either—

 

(a)    

permit the UK Green Investment Bank to begin borrowing from the

 

capital markets by April 2015, or

 

(b)    

to present to Parliament a report within one month of the passage of this

 

Bill giving a clear, certain, alternative date for the UK Green Investment

 

Bank to begin borrowing, based on Office for Budget Responsibility

 

forecasts for the public finances and advice from the Green Investment

 

Bank on its need for borrowing powers,

 

    

both subject to the European Commission approving the State aid notification

 

concerning borrowing.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Mr Tim Yeo

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

89

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  3,  line  24  [Clause  4],  at end add—

 

‘( )    

Subject to approval by the European Commission of the State aid notification

 

concerning the establishment of the UK Green Investment Bank, it is the duty of

 

the Secretary of State to provide the European Commission with State aid

 

notification concerning the intention to allow the Bank to borrow, including

 

borrowing from the capital markets.

 

( )    

The duty in the above subsection must be fulfilled no later than 31 December

 

2013.


 
 

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( )    

In the event the European Commission approves the State aid notification

 

concerning borrowing, it is the duty of the Treasury and of the Secretary of State

 

to permit the Green Investment Bank to begin borrowing from the capital markets

 

no later than 30 June 2015, or, if State aid approval has not been received by that

 

date, no later than one month from the date of approval.’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

4

 

Page  3,  line  27  [Clause  5],  leave out from ‘treated’ to ‘as’ in line 28.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

5

 

Page  3,  line  29  [Clause  5],  leave out ‘that Act’ and insert ‘the Companies Act 2006

 

for the purposes of the application to it of—

 

(a)    

Chapters 4 and 4A of Part 10 of that Act, and

 

(b)    

Parts 15 and 16 of that Act (in respect of a financial year).’.

 


 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Caroline Flint

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

78

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  4,  line  9  [Clause  6],  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

The Secretary of State will be required to receive independent expert review of

 

the performance of the UK Green Investment Bank.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State will be required to receive such a review no less than every

 

five years.

 

(7)    

An interim review no less frequently than every two and half years.

 

(8)    

The independent expert review in subsection (1) must, in particular, include or

 

contain information relating to—

 

(a)    

an assessment of the UK Green Investment Bank’s environmental

 

performance in fulfilling the green purposes as set out in section 1.

 

(b)    

an analysis of the main trends and factors likely to affect the future

 

development, performance and investments of the UK Green Investment

 

bank,

 

(c)    

macroeconomic analysis, including assessments of demand in the UK

 

economy and international factors likely to affect green investment and

 

skills within the relevant industries,

 

(d)    

assessment of the competitveness of the UK Green Investment Bank in

 

securing competitive advantage for the UK in green and low carbon

 

economies relative to other countries, and

 

(e)    

recommendations to improve the UK Green Investment Bank’s impact in

 

fulfilling its green purposes in section 1.

 

(9)    

Prior to the commencement of a review in relation to subsection (1), the Secretary

 

of State must request the views of—

 

(a)    

The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,

 

(b)    

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

 

(c)    

The Committee on Climate Change,


 
 

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(d)    

Ministers from the devolved administrations,

 

(e)    

investors and interested parties, and

 

(f)    

members of the public,

 

    

and provide a copy of the results of the consultations to the person or persons

 

undertaking the independent review.

 

(10)    

The Secretary of State, in the capacity of shareholder, must provide such

 

information as he considers reasonable to enable the person or body undertaking

 

the review to fulfill the requirements of this subsection.

 

(11)    

A review made in relation to subsection (1) must be published and laid before

 

both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

79

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  4,  line  13  [Clause  7],  at end insert—

 

‘(1)    

Prior to the commencement of the section Conciliation before the institution of

 

proceedings, the Secretary of State shall consult and intitiate an assessment into

 

the effect of the introduction of the currently proposed fees system for the

 

employment tribunal and its impact on the effectiveness of conciliation and place

 

the review in the Library of the House of Commons.’.

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

80

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  4,  line  13  [Clause  7],  at end insert—

 

‘(1)    

Prior to the commencement of this section, the Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

consult, and

 

(b)    

initiate

 

    

an impact assessment into the effect of the introduction of proposed fees for the

 

employment tribunal system and the impact this will have on the effectiveness of

 

ACAS conciliation proceedings.’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

6

 

Page  4,  line  18  [Clause  7],  leave out ‘send’ and insert ‘provide’.

 


 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

7

 

Page  5,  line  33  [Clause  7],  leave out ‘sending’ and insert ‘providing’.


 
 

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John McDonnell

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Katy Clark

 

51

 

Page  5,  line  43  [Clause  7],  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

preventing an employer or ex-employer of a prospective Claimant from

 

applying for costs against the prospective Claimant under the

 

Employment Tribunal Rules or other measures to provide an incentive to

 

employers or ex-employers to take part in the conciliation process.’.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Katy Clark

 

52

 

Page  7,  line  27  [Clause  11],  after (2) insert ‘With the consent of the parties but not

 

otherwise.’.

 

John McDonnell

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Katy Clark

 

53

 

Page  7  [Clause  11],  leave out lines 29 to 38.

 


 

John McDonnell

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

Katy Clark

 

54

 

Page  8  [Clause  11],  leave out lines 1 to 10.

 

Chuka Umunna

 

Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

81

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  8,  line  19,  leave out Clause 12.


 
 

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Secretary Vince Cable

 

8

 

Page  8  [Clause  12],  leave out lines 22 to 27 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

Evidence of pre-termination negotiations is inadmissible in any proceedings on a

 

complaint under section 111.

 

    

This is subject to subsections (2) to (4).

 

(1A)    

In subsection (1) “pre-termination negotiations” means any offer made or

 

discussions held, before the termination of the employment in question, with a

 

view to it being terminated on terms agreed between the employer and the

 

employee.’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

9

 

Page  8,  line  36,  [Clause  12],  leave out from beginning to second ‘to’ in line 37 and

 

insert ‘Subsection (1) does not affect the admissibility, on any question as to costs or

 

expenses, of evidence relating’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

10

 

Page  8  [Clause  12],  leave out lines 40 to 43.

 


 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

82

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  9,  line  1,  leave out Clause 13.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

11

 

Page  9  [Clause  13],  leave out lines 8 to 10 and insert—

 

‘(b)    

the lower of—

 

(i)    

a specified amount, and

 

(ii)    

a specified number multiplied by a week’s pay of the individual

 

concerned.’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

12

 

Page  9,  line  11  [Clause  13],  after ‘(2)(a)’ insert ‘or (b)(i)’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

13

 

Page  9,  line  13  [Clause  13],  after ‘(2)(a)’ insert ‘or (b)(i)’.

 

John McDonnell

 

70

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  9,  line  15  [Clause  13],  leave out paragraph (b).


 
 

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Secretary Vince Cable

 

14

 

Page  9,  line  16  [Clause  13],  after ‘(2)(b)’ insert ‘(ii)’.

 

John McDonnell

 

71

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  9,  line  33  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘in whatever way the Secretary of State

 

thinks fit’ and insert ‘by the Secretary of State following consultation with the TUC and

 

CBI’.

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

15

 

Page  9,  line  38  [Clause  13],  after ‘13(2)(b)’ insert ‘(ii)’.

 


 

Richard Fuller

 

58

 

Page  10,  line  1,  leave out Clause 14.

 

Richard Fuller

 

59

 

Page  10,  line  11  [Clause  14],  after ‘features’, insert—

 

‘(c)    

and where the employer employs in excess of 10 employees at the time

 

of the claim first being submitted to ACAS as per section 7 of this Act,’.

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

84

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  10,  line  11  [Clause  14],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the compensatory award has not been paid to the claimant within the time

 

limit prescribed by the Secretary of State.’.

 

John McDonnell

 

72

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  10,  line  17  [Clause  14],  leave out from ‘£5,000’ until end of line 4 on page 11.

 

Mr Chuka Umunna

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Iain Murray

 

Chi Onwurah

 

83

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  10,  line  20  [Clause  14],  leave out subsection (3).

 


 

John McDonnell

 

73

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  11,  line  47  [Clause  14],  after ‘Fund’, insert ‘to be spent with the objective of


 
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