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Public Bill Committee: 11 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  19,  page  18,  line  35,  leave out “in Wales” and insert “in relation to Wales”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, amendments 5 and 8 and subsection (3) of the new clause inserted by amendment

 

NC2 replace references in the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008, and in the

 

amendments made by the Bill to that Act, to functions exercisable “in Wales” with references to

 

functions exercisable “in relation to Wales”. This is consistent with the wording of section 108 of

 

the Government of Wales Act 2006.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  19,  page  18,  line  36,  leave out “Welsh ministerial” and insert “devolved

 

Welsh”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 1.

 

Anna Soubry

 

4

 

Clause  19,  page  28,  line  20,  leave out “Welsh ministerial” and insert “devolved

 

Welsh”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 1.

 

Anna Soubry

 

5

 

Clause  19,  page  28,  line  33,  leave out “in Wales” and insert “in relation to Wales”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 2.

 

Anna Soubry

 

6

 

Clause  19,  page  28,  line  34,  leave out “Welsh ministerial” and insert “devolved

 

Welsh”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 1.

 

Anna Soubry

 

7

 

Clause  19,  page  29,  line  38,  leave out “Welsh ministerial” and insert “devolved

 

Welsh”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 1.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  19,  page  30,  line  8,  leave out “in Wales” and insert “in relation to Wales”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 2.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 11 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  19,  page  30,  line  9,  leave out “Welsh ministerial” and insert “devolved

 

Welsh”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 1.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

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Clause  20,  page  35,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

An apprenticeship target shall specify what proportion of the number referred to

 

in subsection (2) is to be applied for apprenticeships for people—

 

(a)    

who have been looked after children, and

 

(b)    

people with disabilities.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

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Clause  20,  page  36,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“A9A  

The Secretary of State’s duty to promote participation of people with

 

disabilities in apprenticeships

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall encourage employers to take positive action to

 

promote disabled persons to take up approved apprenticeships by using the

 

provisions at sections 158 and 159 of the Equality Act 2010.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall review and revise periodically apprenticeship

 

standards (such as Trailblazer Standards) prepared under Schedule 1 of the

 

Deregulation Act 2015 to remove any unnecessary barriers which have or would

 

impede disabled individuals from reasonably successfully completing their

 

apprenticeships.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

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Clause  20,  page  36,  line  25,  after “of”, insert “full-time equivalent”

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  20,  page  36,  line  25,  after “employment” insert “in England”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the information published by a public body for which an

 

apprenticeship target is set includes information about the number of persons who are employed

 

by the body in England at the beginning of the reporting period.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

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Clause  20,  page  36,  line  31,  after “of”, insert “full-time equivalent”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 11 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  20,  page  36,  line  31,  after “employees” insert “employed in England”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that the information published by a public body for which an

 

apprenticeship target is set includes information about the number of persons who are employed

 

by the body in England at the end of the reporting period.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

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Clause  21,  page  38,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(7A)    

The Secretary of State will ensure that regular reports on enforcement action or

 

proceedings for offences taken by local weights and measures authorities are

 

delivered to the Board of the Institute for Apprenticeships.”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

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Clause  21,  page  39,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(11)    

The Secretary of State will ensure there is suitable and regular liaison with the

 

devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the

 

implications across the UK arising from the definition of statutory

 

apprenticeships in Clause 21 on—

 

(a)    

the development of the Institute for Apprenticeships, and

 

(b)    

other measures on apprenticeships in this Act which have UK wide

 

implications.”

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  43,  line  31,  after “English list” insert “or a Welsh list”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 11 to 15 extend the amendments made by clause 26 to section

 

55 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1988, which currently apply to England only, so that

 

the Welsh Ministers have the same power by regulations to make provision in relation to proposals

 

to alter local or central non-domestic rating lists for Wales.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  44,  line  5,  leave out “Consolidated Fund” and insert “appropriate

 

fund”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 14 ensure that, where regulations under section 55 of the Local

 

Government and Finance Act 1988 provide for valuation officers to impose financial penalties

 

regarding the provision of false information in relation to a proposal to alter a Welsh list, the

 

regulations must require the sums received to be paid into the Welsh Consolidated Fund.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 11 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  44,  line  14,  after “English list” and insert “or a Welsh list”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 10.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  44,  line  24,  leave out “Consolidated Fund” and insert “appropriate

 

fund”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 14 enable regulations under section 55 of the Local Government

 

and Finance Act 1988 to make provision about the payment of fees into the Welsh Consolidated

 

Fund where the fees are paid by ratepayers in relation to appeals relating to proposals to alter a

 

Welsh list.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  44,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

After subsection (7A) insert—

 

“(7B)    

For the purposes of subsections (4B)(b) and (5A)(d) “the appropriate

 

fund” means—

 

(a)    

where the provision made by virtue of subsection (4A)(c) or (5)

 

is in relation to a proposal to alter an English list, the

 

Consolidated Fund, and

 

(b)    

where the provision made by virtue of subsection (4A)(c) or (5)

 

is in relation to a proposal to alter a Welsh list, the Welsh

 

Consolidated Fund.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendments 11 and 13.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  44,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

““Welsh list” means—

 

(a)    

a local non-domestic rating list that has to be compiled for a

 

billing authority in Wales, or

 

(b)    

the central non-domestic rating list that has to be compiled for

 

Wales.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 10.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  44,  line  47,  leave out from “unless” to end of line 48 and insert “—

 

(a)    

where those regulations relate to a proposal to alter an English

 

list, a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved

 

by a resolution of each House of Parliament;

 

(b)    

where those regulations relate to a proposal to alter a Welsh list,

 

a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a

 

resolution of the National Assembly for Wales.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendments 17 and 18 provide for regulations made by the Welsh Ministers


 
 

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under section 55 of the Local Government and Finance Act 1988 as amended by amendments 10

 

to 15 to be subject to procedure before the National Assembly for Wales equivalent to the

 

procedure before Parliament which is required for corresponding regulations made by the

 

Secretary of State under that section.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  45,  line  2,  leave out from “is” to end of line 3 and insert “—

 

(a)    

in the case of regulations relating to England, subject to

 

annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of

 

Parliament;

 

(b)    

in the case of regulations relating to Wales, subject to annulment

 

in pursuance of a resolution of the National Assembly for

 

Wales.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 16.

 

Anna Soubry

 

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Clause  26,  page  45,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(3G)    

In subsection (3E), “English list” and “Welsh list” have the same

 

meaning as in section 55.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 16.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

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Page  48,  line  23,  leave out Clause 32

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove Clause 32.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

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Page  49,  line  16,  leave out Clause 33

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove Clause 33.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 11 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

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Page  49,  line  38,  leave out Clause 34

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove Clause 34.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Anna Soubry

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Power of Welsh Ministers to apply regulators’ principles and code of

 

practice

 

    

In section 24 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (application of

 

regulators’ principles and code of practice to functions specified by order)—

 

(a)    

for paragraph (c) of subsection (3) (Wales: limit on power of Minister of

 

the Crown to specify functions) substitute—

 

“(c)    

a Welsh regulatory function.”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (4) (power of Welsh Ministers to specify functions) for

 

“regulatory functions exercisable only in or as regards Wales” substitute

 

“Welsh regulatory functions”;

 

(c)    

in subsection (10) (definitions) at the appropriate place insert—

 

““Welsh regulatory function” means a regulatory function, so far as

 

exercisable in relation to Wales, if or to the extent that the

 

function relates to matters—

 

(a)    

within the legislative competence of the National

 

Assembly for Wales (see section 108 of the Government

 

of Wales Act 2006), or

 

(b)    

in respect of which functions are exercisable by the

 

Welsh Ministers.”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new Clause gives power to the Welsh Ministers (instead of a Minister of the Crown) to make

 

orders applying the regulators’ principles and code of practice in relation to functions relating to

 

matters within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales, or in respect of

 

which functions are exercisable by the Welsh Ministers.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 11 February 2016                  

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Anna Soubry

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Devolved Welsh matters

 

(1)    

The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In each of the following provisions, for “Welsh ministerial” substitute “devolved

 

Welsh”—

 

(a)    

in section 4 (meaning of “relevant function”), subsections (6) and (8)(b);

 

(b)    

in section 6 (guidance to local authorities), subsections (1) and (1A);

 

(c)    

in section 10 (advice to Welsh Ministers), subsection (1)(a);

 

(d)    

in section 12 (relationship between Secretary of State and other

 

regulators), subsection (3);

 

(e)    

in section 16 (guidance or directions by Welsh Ministers), subsection (1);

 

(f)    

in section 36 (power to make orders providing for civil sanctions),

 

subsection (2);

 

(g)    

in section 59 (consultation and consent for civil sanctions orders: Wales),

 

subsection (2);

 

(h)    

in section 73 (functions to which duty not to impose or maintain

 

unnecessary regulatory burdens applies), subsections (3)(c), (4)(c) and

 

(5).

 

(3)    

In section 73 (functions to which section 72 applies), in subsections (3)(c) and

 

(4)(c), for “in Wales” substitute “in relation to Wales”.

 

(4)    

In section 74 (general interpretation)—

 

(a)    

omit the definition of “Welsh ministerial matter”;

 

(b)    

before the definition of “Minister of the Crown” insert—

 

““devolved Welsh matter” means —

 

(a)    

a matter within the legislative competence of the

 

National Assembly for Wales (see section 108 of the

 

Government of Wales Act 2006), or

 

(b)    

a matter in relation to Wales in respect of which

 

functions are exercisable by the Welsh Ministers,

 

and in this definition “Wales” has the same meaning as in the

 

Government of Wales Act 2006;”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statements for amendments 1 and 2.

 



 
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