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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 4 November 2014

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Small Business, Enterprise and


 

Employment Bill


 

[Thirteenth and Fourteenth Sittings]


 

Clauses 92 to 99 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 7 Agreed to.

 

Clause 100 Agreed to.

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  33

 

Schedule  8,  page  214,  line  27,  leave out “11C” and insert “11E”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 101 to 104 Agreed to.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Withdrawn  217

 

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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

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Clause 106 Agreed to on division.

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  163

 

Clause  107,  page  84,  line  3,  after “assignment” insert “(or, in Scotland,

 

assignation)”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  164

 

Clause  107,  page  84,  line  5,  after “assignment” insert “(or, in Scotland,

 

assignation)”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 108 Agreed to.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Negatived on division  218

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Agreed to  219

 

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

 

creditor makes”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  165

 

Clause  110,  page  85,  line  30,  leave out from beginning to end of line 33 and

 

insert—

 

“( )    

Subsection (2) is subject to any provision of this Act, the rules or any other

 

legislation, or any order of the court—

 

(a)    

requiring a decision to be made, or prohibiting a decision from being

 

made, by a particular qualifying decision procedure (other than a

 

creditors’ meeting or a contributories’ meeting);


 
 

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(b)    

permitting or requiring a decision to be made by a creditors’ meeting or

 

a contributories’ meeting.”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  166

 

Clause  110,  page  86,  line  6,  leave out from “decision” to end of line 16 and insert

 

“about any matter, unless—

 

(a)    

a decision about the matter is required by virtue of this Act, the rules, or

 

any other legislation to be made by a qualifying decision procedure, or

 

(b)    

the court orders that a decision about the matter is to be made by a

 

qualifying decision procedure.

 

( )    

If the rules provide for a company’s creditors or contributories to make a decision

 

about the remuneration of any person, they must provide that the decision is to be

 

made by a qualifying decision procedure.”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  167

 

Clause  110,  page  86,  line  30,  leave out from “Otherwise” to the end of line 31 and

 

insert—

 

“(a)    

the creditors or (as the case may be) the contributories are to be treated as

 

not having made a decision about the matter in question, and

 

(b)    

if a decision about that matter is again sought from the creditors or (as the

 

case may be) the contributories, it must be sought using a qualifying

 

decision procedure.”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  168

 

Clause  110,  page  86,  line  34,  leave out “participate” and insert “vote”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  169

 

Clause  110,  page  86,  line  37,  leave out “participate” and insert “vote”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  170

 

Clause  110,  page  86,  leave out lines 38 to 43

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  171

 

Clause  110,  page  87,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

the rights of creditors, contributories and others to be given notice of,

 

and participate in, procedures,”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  172

 

Clause  110,  page  87,  line  16,  leave out “participate” and insert “vote”


 
 

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Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  173

 

Clause  110,  page  87,  line  18,  after “participate” insert “or vote”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  174

 

Clause  111,  page  87,  line  38,  after “where” insert “, for the purposes of this Group

 

of Parts,”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  175

 

Clause  111,  page  87,  line  38,  leave out “a person’s” and insert “an individual’s”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  176

 

Clause  111,  page  88,  line  5,  leave out from beginning to end of line 7 and insert—

 

“( )    

Subsection (2) is subject to any provision of this Act, the rules or any other

 

legislation, or any order of the court—

 

(a)    

requiring a decision to be made, or prohibiting a decision from being

 

made, by a particular creditors’ decision procedure (other than a

 

creditors’ meeting);

 

(b)    

permitting or requiring a decision to be made by a creditors’ meeting.”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  177

 

Clause  111,  page  88,  line  21,  leave out “a person’s” and insert “an individual’s”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  178

 

Clause  111,  page  88,  line  22,  leave out from first “matter” to end of line 30 and

 

insert “, unless—

 

(a)    

a decision about the matter is required by virtue of this Act, the rules or

 

any other legislation to be made by a creditors’ decision procedure, or

 

(b)    

the court orders that a decision about the matter is to be made by a

 

creditors’ decision procedure.

 

( )    

If the rules provide for an individual’s creditors to make a decision about the

 

remuneration of any person, they must provide that the decision is to be made by

 

a creditors’ decision procedure.”


 
 

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Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Negatived on division  220

 

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.”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  179

 

Clause  111,  page  88,  line  42,  leave out from “Otherwise” to end of line 43 and

 

insert—

 

“(a)    

the creditors are to be treated as not having made a decision about the

 

matter in question, and

 

(b)    

if a decision about that matter is again sought from the creditors, it must

 

be sought using a creditors’ decision procedure.”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  180

 

Clause  111,  page  89,  line  3,  leave out “participate” and insert “vote”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  181

 

Clause  111,  page  89,  leave out lines 4 to 8

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  182

 

Clause  111,  page  89,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

the rights of creditors and others to be given notice of, and participate

 

in, procedures,”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  183

 

Clause  111,  page  89,  line  25,  leave out “participate” and insert “vote”

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  184

 

Clause  111,  page  89,  line  26,  after “participate” insert “or vote”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  185

 

Clause  112,  page  90,  line  14,  after “participate” insert “and vote”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  186

 

Clause  113,  page  91,  line  28,  after “participate” insert “and vote”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Not selected  187

 

Page  92,  line  29,  leave out Clause 114

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 

Clauses 115 and 116 Agreed to.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Negatived on division  221

 

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

 

pack administrations,”

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Negatived on division  222

 

Clause  117,  page  93,  leave out line 36.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Withdrawn  216

 

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


 
 

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

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 118 Agreed to.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Withdrawn  223

 

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

 

insert “£100”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Negatived on division  224

 

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

 

insert “£100”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 121 Agreed to.

 

Toby Perkins

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Ian Murray

 

Negatived on division  225

 

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

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Matthew Hancock

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  188

 

Clause  122,  page  96,  line  17,  leave out “approved the” and insert “decided whether

 

to approve the proposed voluntary”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.


 
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