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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 17 October 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Defence Reform Bill


 

[elevenTH AND TwelfTH SITTINGS]


 

Alison Seabeck

 

Withdrawn  40

 

Clause  24,  page  17,  line  10,  after ‘planning’, insert ‘applicable to qualifying

 

defence contracts’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Agreed to  22

 

Clause  25,  page  18,  line  11,  leave out ‘or 24’ and insert ‘, 24 or 26’.

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Agreed to  23

 

Clause  25,  page  18,  line  31,  leave out ‘or 24’ and insert ‘, 24 or 26’.

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

That Clause 25 be transferred to line 9 on page 19.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 26 Agreed to.

 


 

Alison Seabeck

 

Not called  41

 

Clause  27,  page  19,  line  43,  at end add ‘so long as that direction does not place

 

suppliers in one country at a disadvantage compared to those in other countries.’.


 
 

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Defence Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Agreed to  24

 

Clause  28,  page  20,  line  18,  after ‘State’ insert ‘, an authorised person’.

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Agreed to  25

 

Clause  28,  page  20,  line  40,  after ‘State’ insert ‘, an authorised person’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 29 to 33 Agreed to.

 


 

Alison Seabeck

 

Withdrawn  53

 

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Clause  34,  page  24,  line  29,  after ‘contract’, insert ‘ a qualifying sub-contract or a

 

proposed sub-contract,’.

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Not called  54

 

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Clause  34,  page  24,  line  39,  at end add—

 

‘(e)    

the sub-contractor (in the case of qualifying sub-contract);

 

(f)    

the prospective sub-contractor (in the case of a proposed sub-contract).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Alison Seabeck

 

Withdrawn  42

 

Clause  35,  page  25,  line  29,  at end add ‘and to a primary contractor on request of

 

that primary contractor’.

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Agreed to  26

 

Clause  35,  page  25,  line  33,  leave out subsection (5).

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 36 and 37 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Defence Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Agreed to  27

 

Schedule  5,  page  44,  line  32,  after ‘State’ insert ‘, an authorised person’.

 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Agreed to  28

 

Schedule  5,  page  45,  line  7,  after ‘State’ insert ‘, an authorised person’.

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Not called  12

 

Schedule  5,  page  45,  line  10,  leave out lines 10 and 11 and insert—

 

    ‘(1)  

A person commits an offence if—

 

(a)    

the person discloses information, or

 

(b)    

information is disclosed or lost as a result of the person‘s failure to

 

prevent the disclosure or loss through measures taken under sub-

 

paragraph (2), and

 

(c)    

it is information to which this Schedule applies.

 

      (2)  

A person holding information to which this Schedule applies must take

 

adequate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or

 

unlawful disclosure of, and against accidental loss of, the information.’.

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Not called  13

 

Schedule  5,  page  45,  line  40,  after ‘being’ insert ‘lawfully’.

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Not called  14

 

Schedule  5,  page  46,  line  16,  leave out ‘in response to a request’.

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Not called  15

 

Schedule  5,  page  46,  line  16,  at end insert ‘where there is a requirement to disclose

 

notwithstanding available defences,’.

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Not called  16

 

Schedule  5,  page  46,  line  28,  at end add—

 

‘(1)    

For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), disclosures under paragraph 5(1)(a) to (d)

 

and paragraph 5(1)(h) to (k) must be strictly necessary for the purpose, made in

 

confidence and paragraph 2(1) applies to the recipient of that disclosure.

 

(2)    

Prior to making a disclosure under paragraph 5(1)(a) to (d) or paragraph 5(1)(h)

 

to (k), the individual or business to which the information relates must be notified

 

of the intended disclosure and must have the opportunity to challenge that

 

disclosure.’.


 
 

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Defence Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Alison Seabeck

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Not called  17

 

Schedule  5,  page  47,  line  13,  at end add—

 

‘Authority to inspect measures to protect information

 

7    (1)  

A person holding information to which this Schedule applies must permit an

 

industry body, acting on behalf of the owner of that information, within six

 

months of the relevant date and subsequently every three years, on reasonable

 

prior written notice and on reasonable confidentiality and other undertakings,

 

to audit and inspect the person‘s technical and organisational measures for

 

protecting that information in compliance with this Schedule.

 

      (2)  

A person holding information to which this Schedule applies must comply

 

with all reasonable requests or directions by the industry body to enable the

 

industry body to verify that the person is in compliance with their obligations

 

under this Schedule.

 

      (3)  

The industry body must provide a report of its findings on each inspection to

 

the Secretary of State within three months of that inspection. The industry

 

body may publish each report within six months of that inspection and must

 

include with each report any response made by the Secretary of State to that

 

report.’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Alison Seabeck

 

Withdrawn  43

 

Clause  38,  page  26,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Before undertaking a review under this section the SSRO must consult the

 

industry body and those persons as it thinks fit and must have regard to the results

 

of that consultation.

 

(1B)    

Where by virtue of subsection (2) the SSRO has held consultations in relation to

 

proposals for this Part and regulations under this Part, it must, when

 

recommending changes to the Secretary of State, in accordance with subsection

 

(4) below, publish a report of the results of those consultations, and of its

 

conclusions.’.

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Not called  44

 

Clause  38,  page  26,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Changes made to this Part and to the regulations under this Part must not be made

 

unless a draft of a statutory instrument containing them has been laid before

 

Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament. The

 

Secretary of State must when laying the instrument before Parliament also

 

publish the reasons for any differences between the recommendations made by

 

SSRO and terms of the draft statutory instrument so laid.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

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Defence Reform Bill, continued

 
 

Clauses 39 and 40 Agreed to.

 


 

Alison Seabeck

 

Not moved  45

 

Clause  41,  page  27,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘“industry body” means any body which appears to the Secretary of State

 

appropriate to represent manufacturers and suppliers;

 

“manufacture” includes assembly, install and service and “manufacturer”

 

means any person who manufactures goods for defence purposes;

 

“supplier” means any person who supplies goods, works or services for

 

defence purposes.’.

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 22 October at 8.55 am


 
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