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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 2 February 2016

 

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: 1-29, NC1-NC4

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Enterprise Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Welsh”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment, amendments 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 and subsections (1) and (2) 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 a Welsh ministerial matter with

 

references to a devolved Welsh matter. Subsection (4) of the new clause inserted by amendment

 

NC2 defines a “devolved Welsh matter” so that, in addition to Welsh ministerial matters, it also

 

covers matters within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.

 


 

Anna Soubry

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.

 

Anna Soubry

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

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

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  38,  page  54,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 (things to be included in Secretary of State’s

 

report in respect of the business impact target), and section 14 (which

 

introduces Schedule 2) so far as relating to that paragraph;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to come into force on Royal Assent.

 

Anna Soubry

 

20

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  38,  page  54,  line  44,  at end insert “(so far as not already in force under

 

subsection (1)).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This clarifying amendment acknowledges that although Schedule 2 is generally to come into force

 

2 months after Royal Assent, one of its provisions (paragraph 2) will come into force on Royal

 

Assent under subsection (1) of the clause (see amendment 19).

 

Anna Soubry

 

21

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  38,  page  55,  line  4,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

“(4)    

The following provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Treasury

 

may by regulations appoint—

 

(a)    

section 29 (UK Government Investments Limited);

 

(b)    

section 35 and Schedule 4 (restriction on public sector exit payments).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for clause 29 to come into force by regulations made by the Treasury

 

(instead of by regulations made by the Secretary of State).

 

Anna Soubry

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  38,  page  55,  line  6,  leave out “The remaining” and insert “Subject to

 

subsections (1) to (4), the”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This clarifying amendment acknowledges that provisions that are to come into force by regulations

 

under subsection (5) of clause 38 may already have come into force for particular purposes under

 

preceding provisions of the clause.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  55,  line  15,  leave out “and 15” and insert “, 15 and 18 to 21”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is made for drafting consistency. It ensures that the extent of paragraphs 18 to 21

 

of Schedule 1 is governed by clause 39(4), which provides for an amendment to have the same

 

extent as the enactment amended. The enactments amended by those paragraphs extend to

 

England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so the clause’s effect is not changed.

 

Anna Soubry

 

24

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  55,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

subsections (5) to (9) of section 14 (application of changes relating to the

 

business impact target in relation to the relevant period in which they

 

come into force);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that subsections (5) to (9) of section 14 extend to England and Wales,

 

Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

Anna Soubry

 

25

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  55,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

section (Apprenticeships: information sharing) (apprenticeships:

 

information sharing);”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment provides for NC3 to have UK wide extent.

 

Anna Soubry

 

26

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  55,  line  17,  leave out “Part 5” and insert “sections 22 and 23”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that the extent of clause 24 (which amends the Limitation Act 1980) is

 

governed by section 39(4) (which means that it extends to England and Wales), unlike the other

 

provisions of Part 5 (sections 22 and 23) which extend to England and Wales, Scotland and

 

Northern Ireland.

 

Anna Soubry

 

27

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  55,  line  25,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is made for drafting consistency. It removes subsection (2) of clause 39, which is

 

not needed because the same effect is achieved by the general provision in subsection (4) of the

 

clause.

 

Anna Soubry

 

28

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  55,  line  29,  at beginning insert “Subject to subsection (1),”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This clarifying amendment acknowledges that the extent of certain amendments of enactments

 

made by the Bill is provided for by subsection (1).

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 February 2016                  

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Anna Soubry

 

29

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  40,  page  55,  line  33,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the privilege amendment inserted by the Lords.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Anna Soubry

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

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 amendment 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.

 

 



 
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