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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 11 February 2016

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Enterprise Bill [Lords]


 

[Third and Fourth Sittings]


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  55

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  12,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  56

 

Clause  7,  page  7,  line  24,  leave out paragraph (vii)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  57

 

Clause  8,  page  8,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

The Commissioner must ensure that all information provided by complainants,

 

litigants and other parties against respondents is handled with confidentiality.

 

(4)    

The Commissioner must not release the information outlined in subsection (3)

 

without the consent of the complainant, litigant or relevant party.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2016        

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Hannah Bardell

 

Withdrawn  58

 

Clause  9,  page  8,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

outlines a summary of relevant complaints made by—

 

(i)    

small businesses against other businesses and

 

(ii)    

small businesses against government departments.

 

(1A)    

In subsection (1)(d) “relevant complaint” has the same meaning at subsections

 

4(3) and (4)” 

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  59

 

Clause  9,  page  9,  line  3,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Commissioner”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  60

 

Clause  10,  page  9,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

The Commissioner may assist the Government, including its agencies, to develop

 

legislation, procedures and administration that provide alternative ways in which

 

small businesses can comply with the requirements of the legislation, procedures

 

and administration.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 11 Agreed to.

 

Clause 12 Agreed to.

 

Clause 13 Agreed to.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  61

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

In subsection (2), after “means” insert”—

 

(a)    

all regulatory provisions made under section 2(2) of the European

 

Communities Act 1972,

 

(b)    

regulatory provisions made by statutory instrument which are subject to

 

the affirmative resolution procedure in both Houses of Parliament, and””


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2016        

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  62

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

In section 21 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (duty

 

on Secretary of State to publish business impact target etc), at the end of

 

subsection (2) insert “and must consist of—

 

(a)    

a nominal component, reflecting the total number of regulations, and

 

(b)    

a monetary component, reflecting the discounted cash flow.””

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  63

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(4B)    

In section 21 (3)(b) of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015,

 

after “methodology”, insert “, verified by the independent body appointed under

 

section 25”.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  64

 

Clause  14,  page  12,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(4C)    

In section 23 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (duty

 

on Secretary of State to publish reports) after subsection (3)(f) insert—

 

“(g)    

a list of all the impact assessments that relate to the regulatory provisions

 

for which a list is required under subsection (3)(f), including the names

 

of the authorising Ministers, the names of the Senior Responsible

 

Owners for quality assurance, and the assessments of the independent

 

body appointed under section 25.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Schedule 2 Agreed to.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Withdrawn  78

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  8,  after “in”, insert “section 21 (duty to have regard to the

 

regulatory principles) and”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  79

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  10,  after “which”, insert “section 21 and”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  80

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  14,  after “businesses”, insert “and such other persons as

 

the regulator considers appropriate”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2016        

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  65

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(iii)    

of the measures adopted by the relevant regulator to make

 

regulations which have an impact on small businesses more

 

comprehensible, and

 

(iv)    

of the measures taken to promote awareness of regulations which

 

affect small businesses;”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  66

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(v)    

an assessment of how the relevant regulator’s regulatory

 

provisions contribute to and improve productivity;”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  81

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(iii)    

of the effect of the duties under sections 21 and 22 on the proper

 

exercise of its relevant functions;”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  82

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  18,  after “in”, insert “section 21 and”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  83

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

the persons from whom information should be obtained for the purposes

 

of a performance report.

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  84

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

Before making guidance under subsection (5), the Minister must consult—

 

(a)    

persons carrying on businesses; and

 

(b)    

such other persons as the Minister considers appropriate.”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  85

 

Clause  15,  page  13,  line  41,  after “in”, insert “section 21 and”

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  67

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(10A)    

A relevant regulator must give to the Small Business Commissioner any

 

information that the Commissioner may from time to time request which relates

 

to regulatory provisions and their impact on small businesses.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2016        

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  86

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

““businesses” includes businesses and other regulated persons;”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  87

 

Clause  15,  page  14,  line  30,  after “by”, insert “section 21 to have regard to the

 

principles in subsection (2) of that section and”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  88

 

Clause  16,  page  15,  line  13,  after “businesses”, insert “and such other persons as

 

the regulator considers appropriate”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  89

 

Clause  16,  page  15,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(iii)    

of the effect of the duties under section 21 and 22 on the proper

 

exercise of its relevant functions;”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  90

 

Clause  16,  page  15,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

the persons from whom information should be obtained for the purposes

 

of a performance report.”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  91

 

Clause  16,  page  15,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

Before making Guidance under subsection (4), the Minister must consult—

 

(a)    

persons carrying on businesses; and

 

(b)    

such other persons as the Minister considers appropriate.”

 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  92

 

Clause  16,  page  15,  line  42,  after “businesses”, insert “and such other persons as

 

the Minister considers appropriate”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2016        

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mary Creagh

 

Not called  93

 

Clause  16,  page  16,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(11A)    

In this section—

 

    

“businesses” includes businesses and other regulated persons.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 17 Agreed to.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  19,  page  17,  line  40,  leave out “Welsh ministerial” and insert “devolved

 

Welsh”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  2

 

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

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  3

 

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

 

Welsh”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  4

 

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

 

Welsh”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  5

 

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

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  6

 

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

 

Welsh”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  7

 

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

 

Welsh”

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  8

 

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


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 11 February 2016        

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  9

 

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

 

Welsh”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Schedule 3 Agreed to.

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Withdrawn  70

 

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

 

Not called  73

 

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

 

Withdrawn  71

 

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

 

Anna Soubry

 

Agreed to  68

 

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

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Not called  72

 

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


 
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