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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 27 February 2014

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Deregulation Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [25 February].

 


 

Chi Onwurah

 

Toby Perkins

 

Thomas Docherty

 

3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  4,  leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert—

 

‘(1)    

After section 52 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (meaning of work

 

and at work) insert—

 

“52A  

Self-employed persons: list of low risk activities

 

The Executive shall, for the purpose of clarifying the duty set out in

 

section 3(2) of this Act—

 

(a)    

prepare and maintain a list of undertakings commonly carried

 

out by self-employed persons that, so far as can be reasonably

 

expected, will not expose any persons to risks to their health or

 

safety; and

 

(b)    

publicise this list in such ways as the Executive thinks

 

appropriate, including on their website.”.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Creates a duty on the Health and Safety Executive to maintain a list of ‘low risk’ activities that are

 

not likely to fall within the duty under section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974.

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Toby Perkins

 

Thomas Docherty

 

4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert—


 
 

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Deregulation Bill, continued

 
 

‘(2A)    

Regulations resulting from the amendments made by subsection (1)(2) of this Act

 

shall be made by statutory instrument.

 

(2B)    

A statutory instrument under subsection (2A) shall be made until—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State has—

 

(i)    

consulted with relevant parties; and

 

(ii)    

conducted and published a full impact assessment; and

 

(b)    

the instrument has been laid in draft and approved by resolution of both

 

Houses of Parliament.

 

(2C)    

The Secretary of State shall—

 

(a)    

review the definitions of prescribed undertakings specified in regulations

 

resulting from this section annually; and

 

(b)    

publicise widely the prescribed undertakings and any subsequent

 

changes made to those regulations.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would amend the procedure for the Secretary of State to make regulations on which under­

 

takings are covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act etc. 1974.

 

Tom Brake

 

2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  11,  leave out from ‘Executive)’ to end of line 12 and insert

 

‘after subsection (4A) insert—

 

“(4AA)    

Subsection (4)(b)(i) does not apply in relation to the making of regulations under

 

section 3(2) for the railway safety purposes (and, accordingly, the Executive shall

 

submit under subsection (3) such proposals as the Executive considers

 

appropriate for the making of regulations under section 3(2) for those

 

purposes).”.’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment will enable the Health and Safety Executive to make proposals for the making of

 

regulations under section 3(2) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for railway safety

 

purposes. Section 3(2) is amended by clause 1(2) to restrict the general duty imposed by it to self-

 

employed persons who conduct an undertaking prescribed in regulations.

 


 

James Duddridge

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  17,  line  28,  leave out ‘three’ and insert ‘two’.

 


 

Dr Julian Huppert

 

John Hemming

 

1

 

Schedule  17,  page  147,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘The Treason Felony Act 1848

 

          

The Treason Felony Act 1848 is repealed.’.

 



 
 

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Deregulation Bill, continued

 
 

New Clause

 

TV licence fee non-payment: de-criminalisation

 

Andrew Bridgen

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 363 (licence required for use of TV receiver) of the Communications Act

 

2003 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In subsections (2) and (3), for “guilty of an offence” substitute “is liable to a civil

 

penalty”.

 

(3)    

Leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

“(4)    

The Secretary of State shall specify by regulations the level of penalty to

 

be imposed under this section.

 

(4A)    

Regulations under subsection (4) shall be made by statutory instrument.

 

(4B)    

A statutory instrument under subsection (4A) shall not be made unless a

 

draft has been laid before and approved by both Houses of Parliament.”.’.

 

 

Order of the House [3 February 2014]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Deregulation Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 25 March 2014.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
 

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Deregulation Bill, continued

 
 

Order of the Committee [25 February 2014]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 25

 

February) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 25 February;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 27 February;

 

(c)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 4 March;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 6 March;

 

(e)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 11 March;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 13 March;

 

(g)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 18 March;

 

(h)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 20 March;

 

(i)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 25 March;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Institution for Occupational Safety and Health

 
 

February

than 9.30 am

  
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Trades Union Congress;

 
 

February

than 10.00 am

Unite

 
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

British Chambers of Commerce

 
 

February

than 10.30 am

  
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

BAE Systems

 
 

February

than 11.00 am

  
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

R3;

 
 

February

than 11.25 am

Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied

 
   

Workers (Usdaw)

 
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Janet Davis and Sarah Slade, on behalf of

 
 

February

than 2.30 pm

Natural England’s Stakeholder Working

 
   

Group on Unrecorded Rights of Way

 
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Local Government Association

 
 

February

than 3.00 pm

  
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Association of School and College Leaders;

 
 

February

than 3.45 pm

Andy Grace, Principal of The Boulevard

 
   

Academy, Hull

 
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Equality and Human Rights Commission

 
 

February

than 4.30 pm

  
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Federation of Small Businesses;

 
 

February

than 5.00 pm

Institute of Directors

 
 

Tuesday 25

Until no later

Forum of Private Business;

 
 

February

than 5.45 pm

Professor Julia Black, Professor of Law,

 
   

London School of Economics

 

 
 

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Deregulation Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

the proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in

 

the following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 and 4; Schedule 2;

 

Clause 6; Schedule 3; Clauses 7 to 11; Schedule 4; Clause 12; Schedule 5;

 

Clauses 13 to 19; Schedule 6; Clauses 20 to 23; Schedule 7; Clause 24;

 

Schedule 8; Clause 25; Schedule 9; Clauses 26 to 29; Schedule 10; Clause 30;

 

Schedule 11; Clauses 31 to 35; Schedule 12; Clause 36; Schedule 13; Clause

 

37; Schedule 14; Clauses 38 and 39; Schedule 15; Clauses 40 to 57; Schedule

 

16; Clauses 58 to 60; Schedule 17; Clauses 61 to 69; new Clauses; new

 

Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;.

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 25 March.

 


 
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