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Notices of Amendments: 5 December 2013                  

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Mesothelioma Bill-[ [], continued

 
 

Stephen Phillips

 

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Clause  13,  page  8,  line  5,  at end add “‘reinsurer” means a person who, at any time

 

during the reference period, was a person offering reinsurance to active insurers or their

 

reinsurers in respect of employers’ liability insurance and includes retrocessionaires.’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

41

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  7,  after ‘insurer’, insert ‘or reinsurer’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

42

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  10,  after ‘insurer’, insert ‘or reinsurer’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

43

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  12,  after ‘insurer’, insert ‘or reinsurer’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

44

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  13,  after ‘insurer’, insert ‘or reinsurer’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

45

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  14,  after ‘insurer’, insert ‘or reinsurer’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

46

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  18,  after subsection (4) add—

 

‘(5)    

In this section—

 

(a)    

“active insurer” means a person who, at any time during the reference

 

period, was an authorised insurer within the meaning of the compulsory

 

insurance legislation, and

 

(b)    

“reinsurer” means a person who, at any time during the reference period,

 

was a person offering reinsurance to active insurers or their reinsurers in

 

respect of employers’ liability insurance and includes retrocessionaires.’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

47

 

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  32,  after ‘court’, insert ‘or which is an issue in proceedings

 

which are before a court’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

48

 

Clause  16,  page  9,  line  18,  after ‘arbitration’, insert ‘or to the relevant court’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

49

 

Clause  16,  page  9,  line  30,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

In this section “the relevant court” means—

 

(a)    

the High Court in England and Wales or Northern Ireland, or

 

(b)    

the Court of Session in Scotland.’.


 
 

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Stephen Phillips

 

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Clause  17,  page  9,  line  35,  leave out ‘(the scheme)’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

51

 

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  5,  after ‘scheme’, insert—

 

“‘applicant” means a person applying for a payment under the scheme.’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

52

 

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  32,  after second ‘Scheme’, insert ‘established in

 

accordance with section 1;’.

 

Stephen Phillips

 

53

 

Clause  21,  page  11,  line  19,  leave out ‘Mesothelioma Act 2013’ and insert ‘Diffuse

 

Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Act 2013’.

 

Annual report to Parliament

 

Stephen Phillips

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall prepare and lay before Parliament an annual report

 

on the scheme.

 

(2)    

The report to which reference is made in subsection (1) shall include, in

 

particular, an assessment of the extent to which the scheme has caused or

 

contributed to any rise in premiums payable for employers’ liability insurance.’.

 

Ian Lavery

 

54

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  4,  at end insert ‘but shall not be less than 100 per cent of the

 

average civil compensation recovered by mesothelioma claimants.’.

 

Paul Goggins

 

55

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end insert ‘; and for funding research into mesothelioma

 

(through the research supplement under section [Research supplement]).’.

 

Paul Goggins

 

56

 

Clause  13,  page  7,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The regulations mentioned in subsection (1) must provide for the levy to include

 

a research supplement in accordance with section [Research supplement] (in

 

addition to the amounts set for the purpose specified in subsection (1)).’.

 

Paul Goggins

 

57

 

Clause  13,  page  7,  line  11,  after ‘levy’, insert ‘(not including the research

 

supplement)’.


 
 

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Paul Goggins

 

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Clause  13,  page  7,  line  16,  after ‘levy’, insert ‘(not including the research

 

supplement)’.

 

Paul Goggins

 

59

 

Clause  13,  page  7,  line  18,  after ‘levy’, insert ‘(not including the research

 

supplement)’.

 

Research supplement

 

Paul Goggins

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section makes provision about the research supplement mentioned in section

 

13.

 

(2)    

The research supplement—

 

(a)    

must be expressed by regulations under section 13 as a percentage of the

 

amount set for the purpose specified in section 13(1) in accordance with

 

section 13(2) to (5); and

 

(b)    

may not exceed 1 per cent of that amount.

 

(3)    

Regulations under section 13 must include provision about the application of the

 

research supplement; in particular, the regulations—

 

(a)    

must include provision for amounts raised by way of the research

 

supplement to be applied by way of grants or other financial assistance

 

for research into mesothelioma;

 

(b)    

must require the scheme administrator to make arranagements for the

 

application of the research supplement;

 

(c)    

may allow the scheme administrator to arrange for a body which handles

 

applications for research funding to administer the research supplement

 

on the scheme administrator’s behalf;

 

(d)    

may allow receipts by way of research supplement in respect of one

 

period to be held for allocation in a later period, and for investment of

 

receipts pending allocation.

 

(4)    

Before making regulations in respect of the research supplement the Secretary of

 

State must consult—

 

(a)    

insurers;

 

(b)    

medical charities and research foundations; and

 

(c)    

other persons or bodies who the Secretary of State thinks are likely to be

 

interested.’.

 

Payments for legal services in civil cases: diffuse mesothelioma proceedings

 

Paul Goggins

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 48 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

 

(Sections 44 and 46 and diffuse mesothelioma proceedings) is amended as

 

follows.


 
 

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(2)    

In subsection (1), omit from “mesothelioma” to the end of the subsection

 

(including paragraphs (a) and (b)).’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

60

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  after ‘Mesothelioma’, insert ‘Pleural Plaques’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

61

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  6,  at end add ‘and

 

(c)    

people with pleural plaques.’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

62

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  leave out ‘25 July 2012’ and insert ‘4 April 1979’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

63

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  leave out ‘25 July 2012’ and insert ‘10 February 2010’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

64

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  44,  leave out ‘25 July 2012’ and insert ‘4 April 1979’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

65

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  44,  leave out ‘25 July 2012’ and insert ‘10 February 2010’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

66

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  4,  at end insert ‘but shall not be less than 100 per cent of the

 

average damages recovered in civil mesothelioma cases.’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

67

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  4,  at end insert ‘but shall not be less than 110 per cent of the

 

average damages recovered in civil mesothelioma cases.’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

68

 

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  22,  after ‘which’, insert ‘must have a membership including

 

representatives of the insurers, the potential insurance claimaints and employers, and’.

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

69

 

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  40,  at end insert ‘which must include at least one

 

representative of each of the parties mentioned in subsection (1).’.


 
 

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Establishing additional schemes: pleural plaques

 

Mr Nicholas Brown

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall, within twelve months of any scheme under this Act

 

being implemented, prepare and lay before each House of Parliament a report

 

assessing the costs and benefits of extending the scheme to—

 

(a)    

eligible people with pleural plaques; and

 

(b)    

eligible people with other asbestos-related industrial diseases

 

where there are unresolved insurance disputes.’.

 


 
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