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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 30 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: 133 to 158 and NCs 56-60

 

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This document includes all remaining amendments and includes any withdrawn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 31 TO 37, SCHEDULE 2, CLAUSES 38 TO 45, NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART

 

4, NEW SCHEDULES RELATING TO PART 4

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

156

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  30,  line  31,  leave out Clause 31

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

23

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

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  37,  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.

 

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

125

 

Clause  31,  page  31,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The scheme must not include any alteration to the Sovereign Grant Act 2011.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Sovereign Grant Act 2011 made provision for the honour and dignity of the Crown and the

 

Royal Family and about allowances and pensions under the Civil List Acts of 1837 and 1952.

 

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

126

 

Clause  31,  page  31,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The scheme must not include any reduction in the pro rata payments due to Her

 

Majesty under the Sovereign Grant Act 2011.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is to ensure that Scotland continues to contribute its share towards the costs of

 

the Monarchy.

 

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

127

 

Clause  31,  page  31,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The scheme must not include any permanent alienation of the rights of the

 

Crown.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment protects the position of future Sovereigns in respect of the rights of the Crown.

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

24

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

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”

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

133

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  32,  page  33,  line  44,   leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—

 

    

“Under the heading “Exceptions”, at the end insert—

 

    

“Equal opportunities in relation to an appointment as a member of a

 

Scottish public authority.

 

    

Equal opportunities in relation to the Scottish functions of any Scottish

 

public authority or cross-border public authority. The provision falling

 

within this exception does not include any modification of the Equality

 

Act 2006 or the Equality Act 2010, or any subordinate legislation made

 

under those Acts, but does include—

 

(a)    

provision that supplements or is otherwise additional to

 

provision made by those Acts;

 

(b)    

in particular, provision imposing a requirement to take action

 

that the Acts do not prohibit;

 

(c)    

provision that reproduces or applies an enactment contained in

 

those Acts, with or without modification, without affecting the

 

enactment as it applies for the purposes of those Acts.””

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

134

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  32,  page  34,  line  2,   leave out subsection (3)

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

123

 

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

 

balance among the members of the Scottish Parliament and members of boards of Scottish

 

public authorities.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Amendment would ensure continued progression towards achieving gender balance among

 

members of the Scottish Parliament and on boards of Scottish public authorities.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

135

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  32,  page  34,  line  25,   leave out subsection (6) and insert—

 

    

“In section 2 (power to amend section 1)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (7) omit “the Scottish Ministers or”,

 

(b)    

in subsection (10), before “Ministers” insert “Welsh””

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

136

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  32,  page  34,  line  37,   leave out subsection (9) and insert—

 

    

“In section 216 (commencement) at the beginning of subsection (3) insert

 

“Subject to subsection (4),” and after that subsection insert—

 

“(4)    

Part 1 comes into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by

 

order appoint so far as it—

 

(a)    

confers a power on the Scottish Ministers

 

(b)    

relates to a public authority in respect of which such a power is

 

exercisable.

 

(5)    

The following do not apply to an order under subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

section 207(2) (see instead section 27 of the Interpretation and

 

Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: powers exercisable by

 

Scottish statutory instrument), and

 

(b)    

section 210.””

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

137

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  32,  page  35,  line  2,   leave out subsection (10)

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

27

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

53

 

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

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

28

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

138

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  35,  line  26,   leave out subsections (4) to (7) and insert—

 

    

“This Schedule does not reserve the transfer of all the functions of a tribunal

 

referred to in sub-paragraph (2) to a Scottish tribunal, so far as the functions are

 

exercisable in relation to Scottish cases or a specified category of Scottish cases,

 

in accordance with provision made by Her Majesty by Order in Council.”

 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

29

 

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

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

139

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  35,  line  31,   leave out subsections (5) to (7)

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

140

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  33,  page  36,  line  22,   at end insert—

 

“(810A)    

For the avoidance of doubt, this Schedule does not reserve—

 

(a)    

a Scottish tribunal’s practice and procedure when exercising functions

 

that have been transferred to it by virtue of this paragraph, or

 

(b)    

the fees and expenses chargeable for, or in connection with, proceedings

 

before a Scottish tribunal when it is exercising those functions.”

 

Ian Murray

 

Wayne David

 

54

 

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


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

“(7A)    

Scottish Ministers, in conjunction with the Advisory, Conciliation and

 

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

 

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

 

system in Scotland.”

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

141

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  34,  page  37,  line  28,   leave out from “relating” to “to” in line 29

 


 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

142

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  41,  line  15,  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

“(a)    

in relation to vehicles used on roads in Scotland means the Scottish

 

Ministers.”

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

143

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  41,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(18)    

In section 130 (application of Act to Crown)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (3) for “Secretary of State” substitute “relevant authority”,

 

and

 

(b)    

after that subsection insert—

 

“(3A)    

In subsection (3) “relevant authority”—

 

(a)    

in relation to vehicles used on roads in Scotland means

 

the Scottish Ministers,

 

(b)    

otherwise, means the Secretary of State.””

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 30 June 2015                     

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Scotland Bill, continued

 
 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

144

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  41,  page  42,  line  33,  leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

“(5)    

After subsection (3) insert—

 

“(3A)    

Without limiting subsection (3), the Scottish Ministers may grant a

 

licence upon the condition that the licence holder makes an annual rental

 

payment to the Scottish Ministers.

 

(3B)    

In subsection (3A), “rental payment” means payment of an amount to be

 

calculated by reference to the area of land to which the licence relates.””

 


 

Mr Alistair Carmichael

 

30

 

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

 

“(aa)    

in the list of subject-matter, leave out “(c) the Estate Agents Act 1979””

 

Angus Robertson

 

Mike Weir

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

Angela Crawley

 

John Nicolson

 

145

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  9,  leave out from “insert—” to the end of subsection (8)

 

and insert—

 

    

“The provision of consumer advocacy and advice.

 

Enforcement and redress for breach of consumer rights.”

 

(3)    

In Section C8 (product standards, safety and liability) after the heading

 

“Exceptions” insert—

 

    

“The provision of consumer advocacy and advice.

 

Enforcement of, and redress for breach of, consumer rights.”

 

(4)    

In Section C9 (weights and measures) after the reservations insert—

 

    

“Exceptions

 

    

The provision of consumer advocacy and advice.

 

    

Enforcement of, and redress for breach of, consumer rights.”

 

(5)    

In Section C10 (telecommunications)—

 

(a)    

for the heading “Exception” substitute “Exceptions”;

 

(b)    

after that heading insert—

 

    

“The provision of consumer advocacy and advice.

 

Enforcement and redress for breach of consumer rights.”

 

(6)    

In Section C11 (posts)—

 

(a)    

for the heading “Exception” substitute “Exceptions”;

 

(b)    

after that heading insert—


 
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