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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 15 June 2015

 

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Committee of the whole House


 

Scotland Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all remaining amendments and includes any withdrawn

 

amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in accordance with

 

the Order of the House [8 June 2015].

 

 


 

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

 

Page  19,  line  18,  leave out Clause 16

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Mr Douglas Carswell

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—


 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

         

“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.

 

(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

 

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

 

“(d)    

housing benefit.”


 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

48

 

Clause  19,  page  22,  line  45,  leave out sub-paragraph (a).

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

49

 

Clause  20,  page  23,  line  33,  leave out “8” and insert “9”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

50

 

Clause  20,  page  25,  line  34,  leave out “8” and insert “9”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

12

 

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

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

13

 

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

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

14

 

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

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

8

 

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


 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

15

 

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.”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

5

 

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

 

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

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

6

 

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.’

 



 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

9

 

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

 

authority”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

Kate Green

 

10

 

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

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

23

 

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

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

52

 

Clause  31,  page  30,  line  36,  leave out “Ministers” and insert “Parliament”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

57

 

Clause  31,  page  30,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Treasury and Scottish Ministers must agree a scheme transferring to the

 

control of each of Shetland Islands Council, Orkney Islands Council and

 

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (“the island authorities”) on the transfer date all the

 

existing Scottish functions and rights of the Commissioners relating to those parts

 

of the Scottish zone surrounding each of the island authorities.

 

(1B)    

The exact extent of the parts of the Scottish zone to be transferred under

 

subsection (lA) will be agreed by the Treasury and Scottish Ministers in

 

consultation with the island authorities and in accordance with the principles

 

contained within the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea articles

 

16, 74 and 84.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This Amendment would require the relevant functions of the Crown Estate in the Shetland Islands,

 

Orkney and Na h-Eileanan Siar (the “Western Isles”) to be transferred to the councils for those

 

areas. Articles 16, 74 and 84 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea set out principles for

 

defining geographical extent in relation to the territorial sea, exclusive economic zones and the

 

Continental shelf respectively.


 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

24

 

Clause  31,  page  32,  line  25,  leave out “C” and insert “A”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

25

 

Clause  31,  page  32,  line  31,  leave out “then, instead of the type C procedure”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

26

 

Clause  31,  page  32,  line  31,  leave out “I” and insert “A”

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

91

 

Clause  32,  page  34,  line  13,  at end insert “including a requirement for gender

 

balance among the members of boards of Scottish public authorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Amendment would ensure continued progression towards achieving gender balance on boards

 

of Scottish public authorities.

 


 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

53

 

Clause  33,  page  35,  line  18,  leave out sub-sub-paragraph (b)

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

27

 

Clause  33,  page  35,  leave out lines 18 and 19

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

28

 

Clause  33,  page  35,  leave out lines 24 and 25

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

29

 

Clause  33,  page  35,  leave out lines 26 to 30

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

54

 

Clause  33,  page  37,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

Scottish Ministers, in conjunction with the Advisory, Conciliation and

 

Arbitration Service (ACAS) shall establish and oversee a process, involving


 
 

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Scottish businesses and trades unions, to end the current employment tribunal fee

 

system in Scotland”

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

30

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  7,  at end add—

 

“(aa)    

leave out the subject matter of the Estate Agents Act 1979”

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

31

 

Clause  45,  page  47,  line  7,  leave out “for which the maximum charge for use is

 

more than £10”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

32

 

Clause  45,  page  47,  line  17,  leave out “for which the maximum charge for use is

 

more than £10”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

33

 

Clause  45,  page  47,  line  35,  leave out subsection (6)

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

34

 

Clause  45,  page  47,  line  36,  at end add—

 

“( )    

In Section C1 in Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (Business

 

Associations) at the end of the exceptions insert—

 

“(c)    

the law on partnerships and unincorporated associations,

 

(d)    

the creation of new forms of cooperative enterprise,

 

(e)    

the creation of new forms of mutual enterprise,

 

(f)    

the creation of economic interest groups where the European

 

Economic Interest Group under regulation EEC 2137/85 is not

 

available because the members do not come from more than one

 

member state.””

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

35

 

Clause  45,  page  47,  line  36,  at end add—

 

“( )    

In Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (Employment) leave out

 

“Section H2 (Health and Safety)””

 



 
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