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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 5 November 2013

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Defence Reform Bill, As Amended

 

Secretary Philip Hammond

 

1

 

Schedule  1,  page  34,  line  6,  leave out ‘apart from sections 33 to 42’.

 

Secretary Philip Hammond

 

2

 

Schedule  1,  page  34,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

Before making an order under sub-paragraph (1)(a), the Secretary of State

 

must consult the Health and Safety Executive.’.

 

Annual report by scrutiny group of reserve forces and cadets associations

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

Richard Ottaway

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Dai Havard

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Mr Richard Bacon

 

David T. C. Davies

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Sir Peter Bottomley

 

Oliver Colvile

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Priti Patel

 

Rory Stewart

 

Mr Adam Holloway

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Reserve Forces Act 1996 be amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 112(3) insert—

 

“(4)    

In respect of subsections (2) and (3), it shall be the duty of the Council of

 

RFCAs to provide an external scrutiny group to report annually in July to

 

the Secretary of State on the state of the reserves, making particular

 

reference to—

 

(a)    

provisions for recruitment and retention;

 

(b)    

the upkeep of estates owned or controlled by RFCAs;


 
 

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(c)    

support arrangements;

 

(d)    

training facilities; and

 

(e)    

any other factors which have a bearing on reserve effectiveness.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State shall by Order lay the report before Parliament.

 

(6)    

The membership of the external scrutiny group shall include—

 

(a)    

the Chairman of the Council of RFCAs as chair;

 

(b)    

five other members to include—

 

(i)    

representation balancing reserve and regular service

 

across the three armed forces; and

 

(ii)    

at least one independent civilian member with a broader

 

understanding of defence issues;

 

(c)    

specialist members.

 

(7)    

Specialist members of the external scrutiny group may be appointed by

 

the Council of RFCAs from time to time, but shall not be permanent

 

members.

 

(8)    

The Defence Council shall by Order provide compensation for specialist

 

members of the external scrutiny group for the purposes of subsistence or

 

other reasonable expense encountered in the course of work undertaken

 

in this capacity.”.’.

 

Duties and powers of reserve forces and cadets associations

 

Mr Julian Brazier

 

Ms Gisela Stuart

 

Richard Ottaway

 

Sir Edward Leigh

 

Mr Dai Havard

 

Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

 

Mr Richard Bacon

 

David T. C. Davies

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Sir Peter Bottomley

 

Oliver Colvile

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Dr Sarah Wollaston

 

Mr David Ruffley

 

Priti Patel

 

Rory Stewart

 

Mr Adam Holloway

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Reserve Forces Act 1996 be amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 113(1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

In deciding which of the matters set out under subsection (2) should be

 

transferred or assigned to the associations, the Secretary of State should

 

take account of—

 

(a)    

the cost effectiveness of associations as compared with wider

 

defence operations; and

 

(b)    

the ownership of the particular site.”.’.

 


 
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