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‘(3)    

The Secretary of State must lay the terms of reference of a review under

 

subsection (1) before each House of Parliament.’.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

14

 

Clause  52,  page  37,  line  13,  after ‘be’ insert ‘—

 

(a)    

’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is a drafting amendment related to amendment 15.

 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

15

 

Clause  52,  page  37,  line  14,  at end insert ‘, or

 

(b)    

such amount, not exceeding a maximum amount specified in the

 

regulations, as may be determined by a body so specified.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

In the event of the Secretary of State deciding to make regulations replacing the TV licensing

 

offences with a civil penalty regime, this amendment would allow the regulations to provide for the

 

amount of the penalty to be determined by a body specified in the regulations, subject to a

 

maximum amount specified in the regulations.

 


 

Chi Onwurah

 

Helen Goodman

 

63

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  53,  page  38,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(14)    

The power conferred by subsection (1) may not be exercised until after the BBC’s

 

Royal Charter has next been reviewed.’.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

16

 

Clause  56,  page  40,  line  16,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘( )    

in paragraph 7, after “paragraph 4 above” insert “that relates to material

 

that consists of or includes journalistic material”;

 

( )    

in paragraph 8, for “such an order” substitute “an order under paragraph

 

4 above that relates to material that consists of or includes journalistic

 

material”;

 

( )    

in paragraph 9, for “Such a notice” substitute “Notice of an application

 

for an order under paragraph 4 above that relates to material that consists

 

of or includes journalistic material”;

 

( )    

in paragraph 10, for “this Schedule” (in each place where it occurs)

 

substitute “paragraph 8”.’.


 
 

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Member’s explanatory statement

 

Clause 56(3) allows Criminal Procedure Rules to supply the procedure on an application for a

 

production order under Schedule 1 to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. This

 

amendment, with amendment 17, excepts any application which relates to material that consists of

 

or includes journalistic material, as defined by section 13 of the 1984 Act, and ensures that the

 

procedure for such applications continues to be dealt with in Schedule 1.

 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

17

 

Clause  56,  page  40,  line  21,  at end insert ‘, other than proceedings for an order

 

under paragraph 4 above that relates to material that consists of or includes journalistic

 

material.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 16.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

18

 

Clause  67,  page  45,  line  40,  at end insert ‘or by the National Assembly for Wales

 

constituted by the Government of Wales Act 1998.’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the power to spell out dates described in legislation cannot be used

 

to amend subordinate legislation made by the National Assembly for Wales.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

64

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  47,  line  15,  leave out Clauses 70 to 73.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the requirement on persons exercising a regulatory function to have

 

regard to the desirability of promoting economic growth.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

65

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  70,  page  47,  line  16,  leave out ‘economic growth’ and insert ‘sustainable

 

development’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment substitutes the requirement on persons exercising a regulatory function to have

 

regard to the desirability of promoting economic growth with a requirement to have regard to the

 

desirability of promoting sustainable development.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

66

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  70,  page  47,  line  19,  leave out ‘economic growth’ and insert ‘sustainable

 

development’.


 
 

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Caroline Lucas

 

67

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  70,  page  47,  line  21,  leave out ‘economic growth’ and insert ‘sustainable

 

development’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

69

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  70,  page  47,  line  23,  leave out ‘only’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes it clear that a person exercising a regulatory function under this section

 

must take regulatory action when needed.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

68

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  72,  page  48,  line  17,  leave out ‘economic growth’ and insert ‘sustainable

 

development’.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

70

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  73,  page  48,  line  36,  after ‘72’, insert ‘“sustainable development” means

 

development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of

 

existing communities and future generations to meet their own needs; and that contributes

 

to the principles that the nation and areas within it should live within their environmental

 

limits, should achieve a sustainable economy and should seek to ensure a strong, healthy

 

and just society.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This defines sustainable development in terms recommended by the Communities and Local

 

Government Select Committee 2011 inquiry into the National Planning Policy Framework, which

 

drew on the 2005 UK Sustainable Development Strategy.

 


 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

19

 

Clause  76,  page  50,  line  14,  after ‘Sections’ insert ‘(Power of HMRC to disclose

 

information for purposes of certain litigation)’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for the new clause inserted by amendment NC6 to extend to England and

 

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

20

 

Clause  76,  page  50,  line  14,  after ‘Sections’ insert ‘51, 52,’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment extends clauses 51 and 52 (TV licensing) to the whole of the United Kingdom.


 
 

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Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

21

 

Clause  76,  page  50,  line  14,  after ‘67’ insert ‘, (Combining different forms of

 

subordinate legislation)’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the new clause mentioned in it extends to England and Wales,

 

Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

22

 

Clause  76,  page  50,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Her Majesty may by Order in Council provide for any of the provisions of section

 

52 to extend, with or without modifications, to any of the Channel Islands or the

 

Isle of Man.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows the provisions of clause 52 to be extended to the Channel Islands or Isle

 

of Man.

 


 

Jonathan Reynolds

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Graham Stringer

 

Joan Walley

 

3

 

Clause  77,  page  50,  line  25,  at end insert ‘, subject to the condition in subsection (2)

 

of that section;’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment 2.

 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

24

 

Clause  77,  page  50,  line  26,  after ‘33’ insert ‘and (Removal of restriction on

 

investigation of tramway accidents in Scotland by RAIB)’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment has the effect that the new clause inserted by amendment NC4 will come into force

 

2 months after the Bill receives Royal Assent.

 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

25

 

Clause  77,  page  50,  line  33,  after ‘67’ insert ‘, (Combining different forms of

 

subordinate legislation)’

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the new clause mentioned in it comes into force 2 months after the

 

Bill is passed.


 
 

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Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

26

 

Clause  77,  page  50,  line  37,  after ‘Parts’ insert ‘A1,’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment has the effect that the new Part added to Schedule 9 to the Bill by amendment 51

 

will come into force 2 months after the Bill receives Royal Assent.

 


 

NEW SCHEDULE

 

Tom Brake

 

Oliver Heald

 

NS1

 

To move the following Schedule:—

 

‘Part to be inserted as Part 5A of the Licensing Act 2003

 

“Part 5A

 

sale of alcohol at community events etc and ancillary business

 

sale of alcohol

 

Conditions for permitted sales

 

110A  

 General conditions

 

(1)    

A sale by retail of alcohol is a permitted sale by virtue of this Part if—

 

(a)    

the community event conditions (set out in section 110B or in

 

regulations made under that section) or the ancillary business

 

sales conditions (set out in section 110C or in regulations

 

made under that section) are satisfied in relation to it, and

 

(b)    

the conditions set out in subsections (2) to (5) below are

 

satisfied in relation to it.

 

(2)    

The sale must take place on premises specified in a notice that

 

complies with section 110D (a “Part 5A notice”).

 

(3)    

No counter notice under section 110J must have been given in relation

 

to the Part 5A notice.

 

(4)    

The sale must take place during the period of 36 months beginning

 

with the date when the Part 5A notice takes effect.

 

(5)    

The sale must take place between 07.00 a.m. and 11.00 p.m.

 

110B  

 Community event conditions

 

(1)    

The community event conditions, in relation to a sale by retail of

 

alcohol, are the conditions set out in subsections (2) to (6) and any

 

additional conditions set out in regulations under subsection (7).

 

(2)    

The sale must be made by or on behalf of a body that is—

 

(a)    

of a prescribed description,

 

(b)    

does not trade for profit, and


 
 

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(c)    

meets any prescribed criteria.

 

(3)    

The sale must be ancillary to an event that—

 

(a)    

is taking place on the premises,

 

(b)    

is organised by the body by or on whose behalf the sale is

 

made,

 

(c)    

has been advertised in advance, and

 

(d)    

meets any prescribed criteria.

 

(4)    

The sale must take place on the premises during the course of the

 

event.

 

(5)    

The alcohol must be sold for consumption on the premises during the

 

course of the event.

 

(6)    

The number of persons present on the premises at the time of the sale

 

must not exceed 300.

 

(7)    

Regulations may provide for additional conditions prescribed in the

 

regulations to be community event conditions.

 

110C  

 Ancillary business sales conditions

 

(1)    

The ancillary business sales conditions, in relation to a sale by retail of

 

alcohol, are the conditions set out in subsections (2) to (5) and any

 

additional conditions set out in regulations under subsection (6).

 

(2)    

The sale must be made by or on behalf of a body that—

 

(a)    

is of a prescribed description, and

 

(b)    

meets any prescribed criteria.

 

(3)    

The sale must take place on premises that—

 

(a)    

are managed by the body by or on whose behalf the sale is

 

made,

 

(b)    

are of a prescribed description, and

 

(c)    

meet any prescribed criteria.

 

(4)    

The sale must be ancillary to the provision of goods or services to a

 

person on the premises where the sale takes place.

 

(5)    

Except in prescribed circumstances, the alcohol must be sold for

 

consumption on those premises.

 

(6)    

Regulations may provide for additional conditions prescribed in the

 

regulations to be ancillary business sales conditions.

 

Part 5A notices

 

110D  

 Conditions for validity of notices

 

(1)    

A notice complies with this section if the conditions set out in

 

subsections (2) to (10) are satisfied in relation to the notice.

 

(2)    

The notice must specify whether—

 

(a)    

the community event conditions (set out in section 110B or in

 

regulations under that section), or

 

(b)    

the ancillary business sales conditions (set out in section 110C

 

or in regulations under that section),


 
 

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will be satisfied in relation to sales of alcohol on the premises in

 

question.

 

(3)    

The notice must specify (for the purposes of section 110A(2))—

 

(a)    

in the case of a notice that specifies the ancillary business

 

sales conditions, the set of premises to which it relates;

 

(b)    

in the case of a notice that specifies the community event

 

conditions, no more than three sets of community premises,

 

each of which must be wholly or partly in the area of the same

 

licensing authority.

 

(4)    

The notice must be given, on behalf of the body by or on whose behalf

 

the sale of alcohol on the premises would take place, by a person who

 

is aged 18 or over and is concerned in the management of the body.

 

(5)    

The notice must be given to the relevant licensing authority,

 

accompanied by the prescribed fee.

 

(6)    

Unless the notice is given to the relevant licensing authority by means

 

of a relevant electronic facility, a copy of the notice must be given to

 

each relevant person.

 

(7)    

The notice must be in the prescribed form.

 

(8)    

The notice must specify the date when it takes effect.

 

(9)    

The specified date must be at least 10 working days, but no more than

 

3 months, after the day on which the notice is given.

 

    

Where subsection (6) applies, the notice is treated as given only when

 

that subsection is complied with.

 

(10)    

The notice must contain any other information that regulations require

 

it to contain.

 

(11)    

In this Part, “relevant person”, in relation to any premises, means—

 

(a)    

the chief officer of police for any police area in which the

 

premises are situated;

 

(b)    

the local authority by which statutory functions are

 

exercisable in any area in which the premises are situated in

 

relation to minimising or preventing the risk of pollution of

 

the environment or of harm to human health.

 

110E  

 Special restriction on giving of notices

 

(1)    

This section applies where—

 

(a)    

a Part 5A notice is given on behalf of a body, and

 

(b)    

a counter notice under section 110J is given in relation to the

 

Part 5A notice.

 

(2)    

No further Part 5A notice may be given in respect of any premises

 

specified in the notice, whether on behalf of that body or on behalf of

 

another body that is an associate of it, before the end of the period of

 

12 months beginning with the day on which the counter notice is

 

given.

 

(3)    

However, the restriction in subsection (2) ceases to apply if the

 

counter notice is revoked under section 110K or quashed by a court.


 
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