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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 19 November 2014

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, As Amended


 

[Second Day]


 

NEW CLAUSES, NEW SCHEDULES AND AMENDMENTS RELATING TO PART 11

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not selected  NC7

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Living Wage

 

The Secretary of State shall within 3 months of Part II of this Act coming into

 

force—

 

(a)    

bring forward proposals to mandate the payment of the Living Wage for

 

all those employed to deliver government and public sector contracts, and

 

(b)    

consult on a strategy for increasing the National Minimum Wage to a

 

level equal to that of the Living Wage.”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Toby Perkins

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Negatived on division  8

 

Clause  144,  page  134,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

The Secretary of State shall provide an annual report to Parliament on the

 

effectiveness of—

 

(a)    

enforcement of the national minimum wage;

 

(b)    

the level of the financial penalty for underpayment, including but not

 

limited to its impact on compliance; and

 

(c)    

changes in provisions relating to the national minimum wage improving

 

other measures of pay in the labour market.”


 
 

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Ian Murray

 

Toby Perkins

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  9

 

Clause  145,  page  134,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations containing provisions and measures

 

enabling and facilitating the enforcement by workers of the rights conferred under

 

this section. Those regulations shall be laid before each House of Parliament in

 

draft before being made, subject to affirmative resolution procedure.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Toby Perkins

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Negatived on division  10

 

Clause  145,  page  134,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Regulations made under section 27B, subsection (1), shall include provisions—

 

(a)    

giving zero hours workers the right to be awarded financial compensation

 

of amounts, and in circumstances, to be determined by the Secretary of

 

State;

 

(b)    

giving employment tribunals powers to enforce their adjudications,

 

including the award of any applicable compensation as referred to in

 

section (1A)(a), or imposition of any applicable penalty, in cases

 

involving zero hours workers; and

 

(c)    

imposing an obligation on an employer to offer a fixed hours contract

 

when a worker has worked regular hours for a continuous period, or

 

series of continuous periods, of employment, to be determined by the

 

Secretary of State.”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  61

 

Clause  147,  page  137,  line  14,  leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

 

“(d)    

imposing duties, in connection with a qualifying exit payment, on—

 

(i)    

the exit payee,

 

(ii)    

the responsible authority, and

 

(iii)    

the subsequent authority;”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  62

 

Clause  147,  page  137,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

for preventing the exit payee from becoming an employee or a contractor,

 

or a holder of a public sector office, as mentioned in subsection (1) until

 

the arrangements required by virtue of paragraph (e) have been made;”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  63

 

Clause  147,  page  137,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In subsection (3)(d)(iii) the “subsequent authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to an exit payee who becomes an employee or a contractor, the

 

public sector authority of which the exit payee becomes an employee or

 

a contractor, or


 
 

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(b)    

in relation to an exit payee who becomes a holder of a public sector

 

office, the authority which is responsible for the appointment.”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  64

 

Clause  147,  page  137,  line  20,  leave out “subsection (1)” and insert “this section”

 

NEW CLAUSES, NEW SCHEDULES AND AMENDMENTS RELATING TO PART 8

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  11

 

Clause  86,  page  59,  line  25,  leave out “853I” and insert “853H”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  12

 

Clause  86,  page  63,  leave out lines 29 to 41

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  86,  page  64,  line  1,  leave out “or 853I(2)”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  86,  page  64,  line  8,  leave out “853I”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  86,  page  65,  line  7,  leave out “853I” and insert “853H”

 

NEW CLAUSES, NEW SCHEDULES AND AMENDMENTS RELATING TO PART 10

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  59

 

Clause  116,  page  93,  line  13,  leave out “one creditor makes” and insert “the

 

prescribed proportion of the creditors or (as the case may be) of the contributories make”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  60

 

Clause  123,  page  101,  line  38,  leave out from beginning to “House” in line 39 and


 
 

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insert “Regulations under this paragraph may not be made unless a draft of the statutory

 

instrument containing the regulations has been laid before Parliament and approved by a

 

resolution of each”

 

REMAINING PROCEEDINGS ON CONSIDERATION

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  65

 

Schedule  3,  page  149,  line  40,  leave out “negative” and insert “affirmative”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  66

 

Schedule  3,  page  150,  leave out lines 8 to 11

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  67

 

Schedule  3,  page  150,  line  14,  leave out from second “they” to “is” in line 16 and

 

insert “do not hold any interest in the company except through one or more other legal

 

entities over each of which they have significant control and each of which”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  68

 

Schedule  3,  page  150,  leave out lines 21 to 24

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  69

 

Schedule  3,  page  150,  line  42,  leave out from “if” to “is” in line 44 and insert “it

 

does not hold any interest in the company except through one or more other legal entities

 

over each of which it has significant control and each of which”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  70

 

Schedule  3,  page  151,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

For the purposes of subsections (5) and (10)—

 

(a)    

whether someone—

 

(i)    

holds an interest in a company, or

 

(ii)    

holds that interest through another legal entity,

 

    

is to be determined in accordance with Part 1A of Schedule 1A;

 

(b)    

whether someone has significant control over that other legal entity, is to

 

be determined in accordance with subsections (2) and (3) and Part 1 of

 

Schedule 1A, reading references in those provisions to the company as

 

references to that other entity.”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  71

 

Schedule  3,  page  151,  line  25,  after “Regulations” insert “under subsection (9)(d)

 

are subject to affirmative resolution procedure.

 

( )    

Subject to subsection (14), regulations”


 
 

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Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  16

 

Schedule  3,  page  159,  line  38,  leave out “apply to the court” and insert “decline the

 

request”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  17

 

Schedule  3,  page  159,  leave out line 39 and insert “If the request is declined, the person

 

making the request may apply to the court, with notice to the company, for an order

 

directing the company to comply with the request.”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  18

 

Schedule  3,  page  159,  line  41,  leave out “not”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  19

 

Schedule  3,  page  159,  line  42,  leave out “not”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  20

 

Schedule  3,  page  159,  line  44,  leave out “company’s” and insert “applicant’s”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  21

 

Schedule  3,  page  160,  line  1,  leave out “person who made the request even if that

 

person” and insert “company even if the company”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  22

 

Schedule  3,  page  160,  line  6,  leave out “that the company is not” and insert “the

 

company”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  23

 

Schedule  3,  page  160,  line  9,  leave out “does not direct the company not” and insert

 

“directs the company”

 

Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  26

 

Schedule  3,  page  160,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

For the purposes of Part 21A, “proper purpose” shall mean a purpose reasonably

 

required by—

 

(a)    

a national security agency for safeguarding national security or personal

 

safety; and


 
 

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(b)    

HM Revenue and Customs for the conduct of tax investigations.”

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Not called  24

 

Schedule  3,  page  160,  line  15,  leave out “otherwise than in accordance with an

 

order of” and insert “where ordered by”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  72

 

Schedule  3,  page  168,  line  38,  leave out from “X” to “more” in line 39 and insert

 

“holds, directly or indirectly,”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  73

 

Schedule  3,  page  168,  line  40,  leave out from “Y” to end of line 41

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  74

 

Schedule  3,  page  169,  line  2,  leave out “is entitled” and insert “holds the right”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  75

 

Schedule  3,  page  169,  line  4,  leave out from “Y” to end of line 6

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  76

 

Schedule  3,  page  169,  leave out lines 19 to 30

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  77

 

Schedule  3,  page  169,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

Holding an interest in a company etc

 

Introduction

 

8A         

This Part of this Schedule specifies the circumstances in which, for the

 

purposes of section 790C(5) or (10)—

 

(a)    

a person (“V”) is to be regarded as holding an interest in a company

 

(“company W”);

 

(b)    

an interest held by V in company W is to be regarded as held through

 

a legal entity.

 

Holding an interest

 

8B  (1)  

V holds an interest in company W if—

 

(a)    

V holds shares in company W, directly or indirectly,

 

(b)    

V holds, directly or indirectly, voting rights in company W,

 

(c)    

V holds, directly or indirectly, the right to appoint or remove any

 

member of the board of directors of company W,


 
 

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(d)    

V has the right to exercise, or actually exercises, significant influence

 

or control over company W, or

 

(e)    

sub-paragraph (2) is satisfied.

 

      (2)  

This sub-paragraph is satisfied where—

 

(a)    

the trustees of a trust or the members of a firm that, under the law by

 

which it is governed, is not a legal person hold an interest in company

 

W in a way mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) to (d), and

 

(b)    

V has the right to exercise, or actually exercises, significant influence

 

or control over the activities of that trust or firm.

 

Interests held through a legal entity

 

8C  (1)  

This paragraph applies where V—

 

(a)    

holds an interest in company W by virtue of indirectly holding shares

 

or a right, and

 

(b)    

does so by virtue of having a majority stake (see paragraph 15) in—

 

(i)    

a legal entity (“L”) which holds the shares or right directly, or

 

(ii)    

a legal entity that is part of a chain of legal entities such as is

 

described in paragraph 15(1)(b) or (2)(b) that includes L.

 

      (2)  

Where this paragraph applies, V holds the interest in company W—

 

(a)    

through L, and

 

(b)    

through each other legal entity in the chain mentioned in sub-

 

paragraph (1)(b)(ii).”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  78

 

Schedule  3,  page  169,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“Joint interests

 

9A         

If two or more persons each hold a share or right jointly, each of them is treated

 

for the purposes of this Schedule as holding that share or right.

 

Joint arrangements

 

9B  (1)  

If shares or rights held by a person and shares or rights held by another person

 

are the subject of a joint arrangement between those persons, each of them is

 

treated for the purposes of this Schedule as holding the combined shares or

 

rights of both of them.

 

      (2)  

A “joint arrangement” is an arrangement between the holders of shares (or

 

rights) that they will exercise all or substantially all the rights conferred by

 

their respective shares (or rights) jointly in a way that is pre-determined by the

 

arrangement.

 

      (3)  

“Arrangement” has the meaning given by paragraph 17.”

 

Secretary Vince Cable

 

Agreed to  79

 

Schedule  3,  page  170,  line  1,  after “capital” insert “—

 

(a)    

a reference to holding shares in that entity is to holding a right to share

 

in the capital or, as the case may be, profits of that entity;

 

(b)    


 
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