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Notices of Amendments: 4 September 2013                  

607

 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

92

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  line  19,  leave out ‘(or, where the person is an employee, the

 

person’s employer)’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

93

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  line  20,  leave out ‘is mainly a non-lobbying business’ and

 

insert ‘consists mainly of non-lobbying activities’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

94

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  line  22,  leave out from first ‘of’ to end of line 24 and insert

 

‘the communication is incidental to the carrying on of those activities’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

95

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  leave out from beginning of line 25 to ‘activities’ in line 26 and

 

insert ‘In sub-paragraph (1) “non-lobbying activities” are’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

96

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  9,  leave out ‘(or, where the person is an employee, the

 

person’s employer)’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

97

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  12,  leave out ‘(or employer)’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

98

 

Schedule  2,  page  53,  line  15,  at end insert ‘or was an employee of a person who

 

carried on that business.’.

 

Mr Kevin Barron

 

99

 

Schedule  1,  page  50,  line  11,  leave out paragraph 2.

 

Mr Kevin Barron

 

100

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

A reference to payment does not include a reference to the salary an hon. Member

 

receives as a Member of the House of Commons.’.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

101

 

Clause  27,  page  13,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In section 94(1) of the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000,

 

after subsection (1) insert—


 
 

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“(1A)    

During a regulated period no controlled expenditure is to be incurred by

 

any third party that is in receipt of public funds in the 12 month period

 

prior to the start of the regulated period.”.

 

( )    

In section 94(2) after “schedule 10” in line 3, insert “or by (1A) above.’.

 

Mr Gareth Thomas

 

102

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘6  (4)  

“Payment” does not include any salary or expenses an hon. Member of

 

Parliament receives as a Member of the House of Commons.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

103

 

Clause  36,  page  37,  line  39,  leave out ‘in relation to each reporting period’ and

 

insert ‘if

 

(a)    

a formal complaint is received by the Certification Officer that would

 

result in the Certification Officer requiring a membership audit in

 

relation to the reporting period when the complaint was verified and

 

(b)    

the Certification Officer determined that a certificate was required.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

104

 

Clause  36,  page  38,  line  7,  at end insert ‘unless—

 

(a)    

The Trade Union is appealing the membership certificate; or

 

(b)    

The Trade Union has challenged the Certification Officer’s acceptance of

 

a membership audit certificate and invoked (a).’.

 

Ian Murray

 

105

 

Clause  36,  page  38,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The Secretary of State may confer these powers to any political party with more

 

than 10,000 members should there be a requirement in the public interest.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

106

 

Clause  36,  page  38,  line  22,  leave out from ‘certificate’ to end and insert ‘for which

 

the trade union may request reasonable payment as per charges for requests for access to

 

accounting periods in section 30(6).’.

 

Ian Murray

 

107

 

Clause  37,  page  39,  line  7,  at end add ‘, and

 

(c)    

to have a duty of confidentiality to the trade union and it’s members; and

 

(d)    

to ensure, at all times to abide by the trade union’s obligations under the

 

Data Protection Act 1998 to protect the information of members.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

108

 

Clause  37,  page  39,  line  16,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(3A)    

The conditions set out in an order under subsection (3)(a) shall include the

 

qualifications, status and experience an assurer requires in order to qualify under

 

that subsection.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

109

 

Clause  37,  page  39,  line  46,  at end add—

 

‘(e)    

The person has breached the confidentiality of the Trade Union, or

 

(f)    

The person is in breach of his statutory duty or the terms of his

 

appointment, by reason of incapacity or for any other reason which in the

 

reasonable opinion of the union justifies his removal, or

 

(g)    

There are any other reasonable circumstances where the continuation of

 

the assurer would be deemed inappropriate.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

110

 

Clause  37,  page  39,  line  29,  leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

The appointment and removal of an assurer will be conducted as per the

 

specification in section 49(1) and section 49(5) of the Trade Union and Labour

 

Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

111

 

Clause  37,  page  40,  line  12,  leave out from ‘opinion,’ to ‘for the purposes’ and

 

insert ‘the trade union secured, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the entries in the

 

register were accurate and up-to-date.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

112

 

Clause  37,  page  40,  line  19,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

Whether, in the assurer’s opinion, the trade union has taken all

 

reasonably steps to ensure their membership register is up to date taking

 

into account—

 

“(1)    

That the union should not be held responsible for inaccuracies in

 

cases where, in the assurer’s opinion, an employer is not sharing

 

timely and accurate details.

 

(2)    

Any other aspects that, in the assurer’s opinion, have been out of

 

the control of the trade union in the maintenance of the

 

membership register.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

113

 

Clause  37,  page  40,  line  19,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

The Secretary of State will determine the definition of “satisfactory” in

 

this section and produce guidance for assurers.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

114

 

Clause  37,  page  40,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

The Secretary of State will determine the definition of “not satisfactory”

 

in this section and produce guidance for assurers.’.


 
 

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

115

 

Clause  37,  page  41,  line  4,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

Has the right to make a reasonable request to any employer for

 

information that the assurer considers necessary for the performance of

 

the assurer’s functions.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

116

 

Clause  37,  page  41,  line  1,  leave out from ‘union’s’ to ‘such’ and insert ‘data

 

controller’.

 

Ian Murray

 

117

 

Clause  37,  page  41,  line  4,  at end add—

 

‘(cc)    

where this does not conflict with the union’s responsibilities as set down

 

by the Information Commissioner.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

118

 

Clause  37,  page  41,  line  28,  leave out ‘to take all reasonable steps’ and insert ‘all

 

steps necessary’.

 

Ian Murray

 

119

 

Clause  37,  page  41,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(za)    

to comply with duties owed by him under the Data Protection Act 1998,

 

and’.

 

Ian Murray

 

120

 

Clause  37,  page  41,  leave out lines 34 to 39.

 

Ian Murray

 

121

 

Clause  37,  page  38,  line  42,  leave out ‘in relation to each reporting period’ and

 

insert ‘if section 36(2)(1) is invoked’.

 

Ian Murray

 

122

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

The names, dates of birth and National Insurance numbers held by

 

relevant employers to allow cross-referencing of trade union members

 

with the sole purpose of completing a membership audit, on request from

 

the Certification Officer to complete an investigation.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

123

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Certification Officer must ensure there is no conflict of interest with the

 

appointment of any “authorised person” as stated in (1)(b).’.


 
 

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

124

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  line  16,  leave out ‘, or a branch or section of a trade union’.

 

Ian Murray

 

125

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  line  11,  leave out ‘, or a branch or section of a trade union’.

 

Ian Murray

 

126

 

Clause  38,  page  43,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

The names, dates of birth and National Insurance numbers held by

 

relevant employers to allow cross-referencing of trade union members

 

with the sole purpose of completing a membership audit, on request from

 

the Certification Officer to complete an investigation.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

127

 

Clause  38,  page  44,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

Breaches of confidentiality should disqualify an inspector from conducting

 

further investigations.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

128

 

Clause  38,  page  43,  line  40,  leave out ‘reasonable steps’ and insert ‘steps

 

necessary’.

 

Ian Murray

 

129

 

Clause  38,  page  43,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The Certification Officer must ensure there is no conflict of interest with the

 

appointment of any inspector(s) under section 24ZI(1).’.

 

Ian Murray

 

130

 

Clause  39,  page  45,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The declaration should be disclosed to the trade union prior to making

 

observations under section 24B(2). The Certification Officer must—

 

(a)    

specify the provisions with which he considers the trade union may have

 

failed to comply and give preliminary written reasons for that view which

 

are sufficient to enable the trade union to know the case it has to meet and

 

to enable it to make representations to him; and

 

(b)    

disclose to the union any inspector’s report under section 24ZI in

 

sufficient time for it to address that report in any written

 

representations.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 September 2013                  

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Paul Flynn

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

131

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  leave out lines 31 to line 3 on page 13 and insert—

 

 

“For election purposes” means activity which can reasonably be regarded as

 

intended for the primary purpose of—

 

(a)    

promoting or procuring electoral success at any relevant election

 

for—

 

(i)    

one or more particular registered parties;

 

(ii)    

one or more registered parties who advocate (or do not

 

advocate) particular policies or who otherwise fall

 

within a particular category of such parties; or

 

(iii)    

candidates who hold (or do not hold) particular opinions

 

or who advocate (or do not advocate) particular policies

 

or who otherwise fall within a particular category of

 

candidates; or

 

(b)    

otherwise enhancing the standing—

 

(i)    

of any such party or parties; or

 

(ii)    

of any such candidates,

 

with the electorate in connection with future relevant elections (whether

 

imminent or otherwise).’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Paul Flynn

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

132

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  line  23,  leave out sub-paragraph (3) and insert—

 

‘Any manifesto or other document setting out the third party’s view on the

 

policies of one or more registered parties or of any category of registered

 

parties or candidates.’.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Paul Flynn

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

133

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  line  32,  at end add ‘in connection with an election campaign’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 4 September 2013                  

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Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning

 

and Trade Union Administration Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Paul Flynn

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

134

 

Schedule  3,  page  55,  leave out lines 40 to line 4 on page 56.

 

Mr Graham Allen

 

Paul Flynn

 

Sheila Gilmore

 

Fabian Hamilton

 

Mrs Eleanor Laing

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

135

 

Page  13,  line  31,  leave out Clause 27.

 


 
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