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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 9 June 2015

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 36 to 44.

 

Committee of the whole House


 

Scotland Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date. The amendments have

 

been arranged in accordance with the Order of the House [8 June 2015].

 

 


 

CLAUSES 1 TO 11, NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 1,

 

NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 1

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out first “A” and insert “The”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

37

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out “is recognised as” and insert “shall be”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  7,  leave out “recognised as”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2015                     

2

 

Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

38

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  8,  at end insert “and may not be abolished without the

 

consent of the Scottish people given effect by an Act of the Scottish Parliament”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  leave out “recognised as”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

39

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  2,  leave out “but it is recognised” and insert

 

“Notwithstanding subsection (7) above”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  3,  leave out “normally”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  3,  after “legislate”, insert “(a)”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  3,  after “matters”, insert “and (b) to alter the legislative

 

competence of the Scottish Parliament or the executive competence of the Scottish

 

Government”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

41

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  4,  at end add—

 

“(9)    

A Minister of the Crown in charge of a Bill in either House of Parliament must,

 

before second reading of the bill—

 

(a)    

make a statement to the effect that in his view the provisions of the bill

 

do not constitute legislation with regard to devolved matters; or

 

(b)    

make a statement that the consent of the Scottish Parliament to the Bill is

 

being sought, or will be sought, and specifying the matters in respect of

 

which consent is being sought; and that the Bill will not be presented for

 

Royal Assent without such consent. Such a statement must be in writing

 

and be published in such manner as the Minister making it considers

 

appropriate”.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

42

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  2,  leave out lines 24 to 26

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

44

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  42,  at end insert “including provisions about the impact of

 

the ending of the transition to Individual Electoral Registration on the completeness of the

 

register.”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

43

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  6,  line  8,  after subsection 3(b) insert—

 

“(c)    

A referendum called under reserved powers”

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  10,  page  11,  line  27,  at end add—

 

“(aa)    

the period between general elections specified in section 2(2)”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  10,  page  11,  line  30,  at end add—

 

“(ba)    

the alteration of boundaries of constituencies, regions, or any equivalent

 

electoral area”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Constitutional Convention

 

(1)    

The Prime Minister shall establish a Constitutional Convention within one month

 

of the day on which this act is passed.

 

(2)    

The Chair and Members of the Constitutional Convention shall be appointed in

 

accordance with a process to be laid before, and approved by, resolution in each

 

House of Parliament.


 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

(3)    

The Chair of the Constitutional Convention is not permitted to be a Member of

 

Parliament or a member of a political party.

 

(4)    

Members of the Constitutional must include, but not be limited to, the

 

following—

 

(a)    

members of the public, chosen by lot through the jury system, who shall

 

comprise the majority of those participating in the convention;

 

(b)    

elected representatives at all levels;

 

(c)    

representatives of civil society organisations and, in an advisory role,

 

academia.

 

(5)    

The Constitutional Convention shall review and make recommendations in

 

relation to future governance arrangements for the United Kingdom, including

 

but not limited to the following—

 

(a)    

the role and voting rights of Members of the House of Commons;

 

(b)    

democratic reform of the House of Lords;

 

(c)    

further sub-national devolution within England;

 

(d)    

codification of the constitution.

 

(6)    

The Constitutional Convention shall engage in widespread consultation across

 

the nations and regions of the UK, and must provide a report to both Houses of

 

Parliament by 31 March 2016.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State must lay before both Houses of Parliament a formal

 

response to each recommendation of the Constitutional Convention within four

 

months of the publication of the final report from the Constitutional Convention.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause provides an outline for a Constitutional Convention selected from the widest

 

possible number of groups in society to analyse and design future governance arrangements for

 

the United Kingdom, and to report by 31 March 2016.

 


 

CLAUSES 12 TO 17, SCHEDULE 1, CLAUSE 18, NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 2,

 

NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 2

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

36

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  19,  line  18,  leave out Clause 16

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Independent Commission on Full Fiscal Autonomy

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint a commission of between four and eleven

 

members to conduct an analysis of the impact of full fiscal autonomy on the

 

Scottish economy, labour market and public finances and to report by 31 March

 

2016.


 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

(2)    

No Member of the House of Commons or of the Scottish Parliament may be a

 

member of the commission.

 

(3)    

No employee of the Scottish Government or of any government Department or

 

agency anywhere in the United Kingdom may be a member of the commission.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint as members of the commission only persons

 

who appear to the Secretary of State to hold a relevant qualification or to have

 

relevant experience.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State shall not appoint as a member of the commission any

 

person who is a member of a political party.

 

(6)    

Before appointing any member of the commission, the Secretary of State must

 

consult—

 

(a)    

the Chair of any select committee appointed by the House of Commons

 

to consider Scottish affairs, and

 

(b)    

the Chair of any select committee appointed by the House of Commons

 

to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of Her Majesty’s

 

Treasury and its associated public bodies.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations issue the commission with terms of

 

reference and guidelines for the commission’s working methods, including an

 

outline definition of the policy of full fiscal autonomy for the commission to

 

analyse.

 

(8)    

The Secretary of State must lay copies of the report of the commission before

 

both Houses of Parliament, and must transmit a copy of the report of the

 

commission to the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament.

 

(9)    

Regulations under this section must be made by statutory instrument, subject to

 

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This New Clause requires the Secretary of State for Scotland to establish an independent

 

commission of external experts, appointed in consultation with the Treasury Select Committee and

 

Scottish Affairs Select Committee, to publish a report by 31 March 2016 setting out an analysis of

 

the policy of Full Fiscal Autonomy on the Scottish economy, labour market and public finances.

 


 

CLAUSES 19 TO 30, NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 3,

 

NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 3

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  19,  page  21,  line  28,  after “employment”, insert—

 

“(d)    

housing benefit.”

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  21,  page  24,  leave out lines 9 and 10

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  22,  page  24,  leave out lines 36 and 37

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  23,  leave out “occasional”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  28,  leave out “short term”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  23,  page  25,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

         

“Exception 9

 

    

A benefit not in existence at the relevant date provided entitlement to or the

 

purpose of the benefit is different from entitlement to or the purpose of any

 

benefit that is—

 

(a)    

in existence at the relevant date,

 

(b)    

payable by or on behalf of a Minister of the Crown, and

 

(c)    

otherwise a reserved benefit.

 

    

For the purpose of this exception—

 

“the relevant date” means the date of introduction into Parliament of the Bill

 

that becomes the Scotland Act 2015;

 

“reserved benefit” means a benefit which is to any extent a reserved matter.”

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  24,  page  26,  line  23,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

they have consulted the Secretary of State as to when any change made

 

by the regulations is to start to have effect.’

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

7

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  25,  page  27,  line  1,  after second “of”, insert “the delivery mechanism for”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  25,  page  27,  line  3,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

“(b)    

they have consulted the Secretary of State as to when any change made

 

by the regulations is to start to have effect.’

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  26,  page  27,  line  36,  after “person”, insert “in conjunction with the local

 

authority”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  26,  page  27,  line  41,  at end insert “and

 

(d)    

temporary jobs paid at least the national minimum wage providing a

 

route back into further work.”

 


 

CLAUSES 31 TO 37, SCHEDULE 2, CLAUSES 38 TO 45, NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART

 

4, NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 4

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  31,  page  30,  line  34,  leave out “may” and insert “must”


 
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