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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 3 October 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

725, 727, and 731-32

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and

 

Trade Union Administration Bill, As Amended

 

John McDonnell

 

John Cryer

 

14

 

Clause  41,  page  48,  line  9,  leave out ‘except as mentioned in subsection (3)(c)’ and

 

insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Minister may not make an order bringing into force Part 3 of this Act unless

 

the Certification Officer has ruled on a complaint about the accuracy of the

 

register of names of a particular trade union and has recommended that Part 3 of

 

this Act should apply in relation to that union; and any such order bringing Part 3

 

into force shall apply it only to that union.’.

 

John McDonnell

 

John Cryer

 

15

 

Clause  41,  page  48,  line  9,  leave out ‘except as mentioned in subsection (3)(c)’ and

 

insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Minister may not make an order bringing into force Part 3 of this Act unless

 

the Certification Officer has investigated the current operation of the existing

 

legislation regarding registers of members of trade unions and has recommended

 

that Part 3 of this Act be brought into force.’.

 

John McDonnell

 

John Cryer

 

16

 

Clause  41,  page  48,  line  18,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

17

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  leave out lines 17 and 18 and insert—


 
 

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‘( )    

for each quarter in which the registered person has been entered in the

 

register, the person’s client information (see section 5(3)) or the

 

statement under section 5(5), and’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

18

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  19,  leave out ‘relevant pre-registration period’ and insert

 

‘pre-registration quarter’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

19

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  22,  leave out ‘relevant pre-registration period’ and insert

 

‘pre-registration quarter’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

20

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  22,  leave out ‘preceding’ and insert ‘ending on’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

21

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  44,  leave out ‘any person’ and insert ‘the person or persons’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

22

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  46,  leave out ‘any person’ and insert ‘the person or persons’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

23

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  15,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

‘( )    

The Registrar must update the register to include any information or change

 

which is notified in an information return.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

24

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  34,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘( )    

The Registrar’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

25

 

Clause  12,  page  6,  line  27,  after ‘a’ insert ‘registered’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

26

 

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  10,  leave out ‘in any other case’ and insert ‘on summary

 

conviction in England and Wales, or on conviction on indictment,’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

27

 

Clause  25,  page  12,  line  8,  leave out from ‘means’ to end of line 10 and insert ‘—

 

 

(a)    

the First-tier Tribunal, or


 
 

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(b)    

in any case where it is determined by or under Tribunal

 

Procedure Rules that the appeal is to be heard by the Upper

 

Tribunal, that Tribunal.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

28

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  6,  leave out paragraph 1.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

29

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  11,  leave out paragraph 2.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

30

 

Schedule  1,  page  51,  line  35,  at beginning insert ‘the First Minister, the deputy

 

First Minister, the Northern Ireland Ministers and’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

31

 

Schedule  2,  page  55,  leave out lines 1 and 2 and insert—

 

      ‘()  

The payments that may be made under arrangements under sub-paragraph

 

(1)(a) include payments to the staff in addition to, or instead of, payments to

 

the person with whom the arrangements are made.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

32

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  leave out lines 31 to 33 and insert ‘“where—

 

(a)    

the expenses fall within Part 1 of Schedule 8A, and

 

(b)    

the expenditure can reasonably be regarded as intended to promote or

 

procure 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.”’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

33

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  34,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘( )    

Omit subsection (3).’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

34

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  10,  leave out from ‘subsection (4)’ to ‘for’ and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

in the opening words, for “(3)” substitute “(2)(b)”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b)—

 

(i)    

for “paragraph (a) or (as the case may be) paragraph (b) of that

 

subsection” substitute “that provision”;


 
 

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(ii)    

omit “or (as the case may be) by prejudicing the standing with

 

the electorate of other parties or candidates”;

 

(iii)    

at the end insert “and”;

 

(c)    

’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

35

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

After subsection (4) insert—

 

“(4A)    

In determining whether expenditure can reasonably be regarded as

 

intended to promote or procure electoral success as mentioned in

 

subsection (2)(b), it is immaterial that it can reasonably be regarded as

 

intended to achieve any other purpose as well.”’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

36

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In subsection (9), for “subsection (3)” substitute “that subsection”.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

37

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

for “85(3)” substitute “85(2)(b)”.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

38

 

Clause  26,  page  13,  line  28,  leave out from ‘material),’ to end of line 32 and insert

 

‘—

 

(a)    

in subsections (2A) and (2B)—

 

(i)    

for “, procuring or enhancing” substitute “or procuring”;

 

(ii)    

omit “or standing”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (11), for the definition of “election material” substitute—

 

““election material” has the meaning given by section 143A;”.

 

( )    

After section 143 of that Act insert—

 

“143A

 Meaning of “election material”

 

(1)    

“Election material” means material which can reasonably be regarded as

 

intended to promote or procure electoral success at any relevant election

 

for—

 

(a)    

one or more particular registered parties,

 

(b)    

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

 

(c)    

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.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

the reference to electoral success at any relevant election is a

 

reference—


 
 

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(i)    

in relation to a registered party, to the return at any such

 

election of candidates standing in the name of the party

 

or included in a list of candidates submitted by the party

 

in connection with the election, and

 

(ii)    

in relation to candidates, to their return at any such

 

election,

 

(b)    

the reference to doing any of the things mentioned in that

 

subsection includes doing so by prejudicing the electoral

 

prospects at the election of other parties or candidates, and

 

(c)    

a course of conduct may constitute the doing of one of those

 

things even though it does not involve any express mention being

 

made of the name of any party or candidate.

 

(3)    

In determining whether material can reasonably be regarded as intended

 

to promote or procure electoral success as mentioned in subsection (1), it

 

is immaterial that it can reasonably be regarded as intended to achieve

 

any other purpose as well.

 

(4)    

In this section—

 

“candidate” includes a future candidate, whether identifiable or not;

 

“relevant election” has the same meaning as in Part 2 (see section 22(5)).”’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

39

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  leave out lines 14 to 31 and insert—

 

      ‘()  

The production or publication of material which is made available to the public

 

at large or any section of the public (in whatever form and by whatever

 

means).’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

40

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  leave out lines 32 and 33 and insert—

 

      ‘()  

Canvassing, or market research seeking views or information from, members

 

of the public.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

41

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  leave out lines 34 and 35 and insert—

 

      ‘()  

Press conferences, or other media events, organised by or on behalf of the third

 

party.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

42

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  37,  leave out ‘in connection with an election campaign’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

43

 

Schedule  3,  page  56,  line  40,  leave out from ‘transport’ to end of line 42.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

44

 

Schedule  3,  page  57,  leave out lines 1 to 3 and insert—


 
 

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      ‘()  

Public rallies or other public meetings or events (other than annual conferences

 

of the third party).’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

45

 

Schedule  3,  page  57,  line  9,  leave out paragraph 2.

 

Ian Murray

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

46

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  line  13,  leave out ’, or a branch or section of a trade union’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

47

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  line  18,  leave out ’, or a branch or section of a trade union’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

48

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

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

 

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

 

Ian Murray

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

49

 

Clause  38,  page  43,  line  17,  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

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

50

 

Clause  38,  page  42,  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.’.


 
 

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Ian Murray

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

51

 

Clause  38,  page  43,  line  33,  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

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

52

 

Clause  38,  page  43,  line  39,  after ‘to’, insert ‘both the trade union and’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Angela Smith

 

Thomas Docherty

 

53

 

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

 

necessary’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

54

 

Page  12,  line  26,  leave out Clause 26.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

55

 

Page  56,  line  1,  leave out Schedule 3.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

56

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  30,  leave out subsections (2), (3) and (4).

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

57

 

Clause  26,  page  12,  line  37,  leave out ‘or in connection with’.

 

Wayne David

 

Angela Smith

 

58

 

Schedule  3,  page  57,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

in respect of the remuneration or allowances payable to any member

 

of the staff (whether permanent or otherwise) of the third party.’.


 
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