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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 17 March 2015

 

Consideration of Lords Amendments

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Modern Slavery Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Modern Slavery

 

Bill Programme (No. 3) Motion to be proposed by Secretary Theresa May.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 72

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

To move the following Amendments to the Bill in lieu of the Lords

 

Amendment:—

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

(a)

 

Page  37,  line  10,  at end insert the following new Clause:—

 

      

“Overseas domestic workers

 

(1)    

Immigration rules must make provision for leave to remain in the United

 

Kingdom to be granted to an overseas domestic worker—

 

(a)    

who has been determined to be a victim of slavery or human trafficking,

 

and

 

(b)    

in relation to whom such other requirements are met as may be provided

 

for by the rules.

 

(2)    

Immigration rules must make provision as to the conditions on which such leave

 

is to be granted, and must in particular provide—

 

(a)    

that the leave is to be for the purpose of working as a domestic worker in

 

a private household;


 
 

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(b)    

for a person who has such leave to be able to change employer (subject

 

to paragraph (a)).

 

(3)    

Immigration rules may specify a maximum period for which a person may have

 

leave to remain in the United Kingdom by virtue of subsection (1).

 

    

If they do so, the specified maximum period must not be less than 6 months.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of this section an overseas domestic worker has been determined

 

to be a victim of slavery or human trafficking if a public authority has determined

 

that he or she is such a victim—

 

(a)    

under regulations made under section (Regulations about identifying and

 

supporting victims)(2)(b), or

 

(b)    

where no such regulations apply, under arrangements identified in the

 

immigration rules.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State must issue guidance to persons having functions under the

 

Immigration Acts about the exercise of those functions in relation to an overseas

 

domestic worker who may be a victim of slavery or human trafficking.

 

(6)    

The guidance must provide for a period during which no enforcement action

 

should be taken against such an overseas domestic worker in respect of his or

 

her—

 

(a)    

remaining in the United Kingdom beyond the time limited by his or her

 

leave to enter or remain, or

 

(b)    

breaching a condition of that leave relating to his or her employment,

 

    

if he or she did so because of the matters relied on as slavery or human trafficking.

 

(7)    

In this section—

 

“immigration rules” has the same meaning as in the Immigration Act 1971;

 

“enforcement action” has the meaning given by section 24A of that Act;

 

“overseas domestic worker” means a person who, under the immigration

 

rules, has (or last had) leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom

 

as—

 

(a)    

a domestic worker in a private household, or

 

(b)    

a private servant in a diplomatic household.”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

(b)

 

Page  40,  line  22,  after “5”, insert “(except for section (Overseas domestic workers))”

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

(c)

 

Page  40,  line  29,  leave out “Parts 4,” and insert “Part 4, section (Overseas domestic

 

workers) in Part 5, and Parts”

 

 

 

Order of the House [8 July 2014]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Modern Slavery 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 14 October 2014.


 
 

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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 of 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 any further message from the Lords)

 

may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the House [4 november 2014]

 

That the Order of 8 July 2014 (Modern Slavery Bill (Programme)) be varied as

 

follows—

 

1.    

Paragraphs (4) and (5) of the Order shall be omitted.

 

2.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall be taken in the order shown in the first

 

column of the following Table.

 

3.    

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

 

conclusion at the times specified in the second column of the Table.

 

TABLE

 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

New Clauses and new Schedules

4.00pm on the day on which the

 
 

relating to transparency in supply

proceedings are commenced

 
 

chains; new Clauses and new

  
 

Schedules relating to offences, other

  
 

than offences of procuring sex for

  
 

payment; remaining new Clauses

  
 

and new Schedules, other than new

  
 

Clauses and new Schedules relating

  
 

to the Gangmasters Licensing

  
 

Authority, overseas domestic

  
 

workers or prostitution;

  
 

amendments, other than

  
 

amendments relating to the

  
 

Gangmasters Licensing Authority,

  
 

overseas domestic workers or

  
 

prostitution

  
 

New Clauses and new Schedules

6.00pm on that day

 
 

relating to the Gangmasters

  
 

Licensing Authority; amendments

  
 

relating to the Gangmasters

  
 

Licensing Authority; new Clauses

  
 

and new Schedules relating to

  
 

overseas domestic workers;

  
 

amendments relating to overseas

  
 

domestic workers; new Clauses and

  
 

new Schedules relating to

  
 

prostitution; amendments relating to

  
 

prostitution; remaining proceedings

  
 

  

 
 

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4.    

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

 

brought to a conclusion at 7.00pm on the day on which proceedings on

 

Consideration are commenced.

 

 

mODERN sLAVERY bILL: pROGRAMME (nO. 3) mOTION

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Modern Slavery Bill for the purpose of

 

supplementing the Orders of 8 July 2014 (Modern Slavery Bill (Programme)) and 4

 

November 2014 (Modern Slavery Bill (Programme) (No. 2))—

 

Consideration of Lords Amendments

 

1.    

Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not

 

previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their

 

commencement at today‘s sitting.

 

2.    

The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Lords Amendment No.

 

72; Lords Amendments Nos. 1 to 71; Lords Amendments Nos. 73 to 95.

 

Subsequent stages

 

3.    

Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without

 

any Question being put

 

4.    

The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not

 

previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their

 

commencement.

 


 
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