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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 30 October 2014

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill Committee 262-310

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Small Business, Enterprise


 

and Employment Bill


 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  117,  page  94,  line  27,  after sub-paragraph (6) insert—

 

“(6A)    

Regulations under this paragraph may only be made in relation to pre-packaged

 

sales by administrators.

 

(6B)    

For the purposes of this paragraph a pre-packaged sale is an arrangement under

 

which the sale of all or part of a company’s business or assets is negotiated with

 

a purchaser prior to the appointment of the administrator and the administrator

 

effects the sale immediately on, or shortly after, his appointment.”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  105,  page  83,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

This section shall not come into force until the Secretary of State has carried out

 

a full review of the impacts of abolishing the time limits for administration and

 

the effect of such a change on this section.”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  109,  page  85,  line  7,  leave out “creditors’ committee or”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  110,  page  85,  line  24,  leave out from “least” to “a” in line 25 and insert “one

 

creditor makes”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  111,  page  88,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The deemed consent procedure may not be used where the insolvency practitioner

 

judges that a face-to-face meeting would incur no additional cost saving to

 

creditors.”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  117,  page  93,  line  28,  after “(administration)”, insert “which relates to pre

 

pack administrations,”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  117,  page  93,  leave out line 36.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  119,  page  95,  line  21,  leave out “an amount prescribed by the rules” and

 

insert “£100”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  120,  page  95,  line  30,  leave out “an amount prescribed by the rules” and

 

insert “£100”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Schedule  9,  page  215,  line  41,  leave out paragraph 6

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  132,  page  111,  line  36,  leave out “designate a body” and insert “create a


 
 

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, continued

 
 

single regulatory framework”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  132,  page  111,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

This framework may be overseen by several regulatory agencies.”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Clause  132,  page  111,  line  39,  leave out from end of line to end of Clause 132

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  139,  page  128,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“27C  

Power to make further provision in respect of transparency of zero hours

 

workers terms and conditions

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision to require employers

 

to provide basic information about terms and conditions to all zero hours workers

 

within two months of their start date.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  135,  page  114,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

The Secretary of State shall make amendments to this section under the powers

 

of subsection (4), to provide for the definition of “workers” to include

 

“applicants”.

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  136,  page  115,  leave out lines 25 to 29.

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  136,  page  118,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(12)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations to allow a penalty notice under this

 

section to include a provision for the publication of the name and other particulars

 

of those naming employers who do not pay the relevant sum as per the conditions

 

of the notice.”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  136,  page  118,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“(12)    

Any payments made under this section by the employer shall reduce the liability

 

of the employer for the relevant sum prior to being allocated to any sums payable

 

under the penalty notice.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  136,  page  119,  line  25,  after “penalty” insert “and relevant sum”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  136,  page  119,  line  34,  after “penalty” insert “and relevant sum”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  136,  page  119,  line  42,  after “penalty” insert “and relevant sum”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  139,  page  126,  line  17,  at end add—

 

“(3A)    

The provisions in this section shall be enforceable by the employment tribunal

 

system. The Secretary of State shall make regulations that determine—

 

(a)    

the length of any qualifying period;

 

(b)    

the involvement of early conciliation at ACAS;

 

(c)    

the level of any fee payable by the worker;

 

(d)    

the imposition of penalties on the employer; and

 

(e)    

the remedies available to the workers;

 

    

The Secretary of State shall make such regulations by affirmative resolution

 

procedure.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  138,  page  126,  line  16,  leave out “£20,000” and insert “£50,000”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  138,  page  126,  line  17,  leave out “£20,000” and insert “£50,000”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  138,  page  126,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations devolve the enforcement of the

 

National Minimum Wage to local authorities.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  139,  page  128,  line  4,  at end add—

 

“(f)    

extending provisions to prevent “effective exclusivity” through

 

conferring further rights on zero hours workers.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  139,  page  127,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

For this purpose, an employer will be legally obliged to offer a fixed hours

 

contract when a worker has worked regular hours over six months of continuous

 

employment, where the worker will have an option to refuse the offer.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision for the determination

 

of “regular hours” under subsection (4).”.

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  139,  page  127,  line  13,  leave out “may by regulations” and insert “shall

 

bring forward regulations to”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  139,  page  128,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

For the purposes of section 5(c), the Secretary of State shall require an employer

 

to pay compensation to workers when—

 

(a)    

the said worker is requested to work, turns up for work, and is

 

subsequently given less than minimum level of hours worked; or

 

(b)    

the said worker is requested to work, but the work is cancelled at short

 

notice.

 

(5B)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations define “compensation”, “short notice”

 

and “minimum levels” under this section.”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

Clause  139,  page  128,  line  4,  after subsection (5)(e) insert—

 

“(f)    

extending provisions to prevent “effective exclusivity” through

 

conferring further rights on zero hours workers.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Toby Perkins

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“National Minimum Wage

 

(1)    

Section 17 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (Non-compliance: worker

 

entitled to additional remuneration) is amended as follows—

 

(2)    

In subsection (2) after paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(b)    

the relevant remuneration related to any holiday pay or other

 

related pay connected to the worker, and”.”

 


 
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