Enterprise Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

Territorial extent and application

56 The following provisions in the Bill apply to England only:

Apprenticeships (Part 4, clause 20 to 21);

Non-domestic rating (clause 26).

57 The following provisions apply to England and Wales only:

Late payment of insurance claims (clause 24);

Non-domestic rating (clause 25).

Pubs Code (clauses 33 and 34);

58 There may be minor or consequential effects outside of England resulting from clause 21. It is conceivable that a prosecution could be commenced in England in relation to a course or training undertaken partly in England and partly in Wales.

59 There are minor and consequential effects outside England and Wales in relation to the Pubs Code, to the extent that tied pubs in England and Wales will be in scope of the statutory code, notwithstanding that the business which owns those pubs (that meets the definition of a "pub owning business" in scope of the legislation) might be located or registered in Scotland or Northern Ireland. The Code places obligations on all pub owning businesses with 500 or more tied pubs.

60 There are no minor or consequential effects outside England in relation to clause 26, and no minor or consequential effects outside England and Wales in relation to clause 24 or clause 25.

61 All other provisions in the Bill apply beyond England and Wales.

62 See the table in Annex A for a summary of the position regarding territorial extent and application. The table also summarises the position regarding legislative consent motions and matters relevant to standing Orders Nos. 83J to 83X of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business.

 

Prepared 18th December 2015