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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 9 March 2016

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Enterprise Bill [Lords], As Amended


 

[Second Sitting]


 

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to Sunday trading and working;

 

amendments to Part 7

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

Maria Caulfield

 

Caroline Ansell

 

William Wragg

 

Byron Davies

 

Martin Vickers

 

Derek Thomas

 

Mr Stewart Jackson

 

Mr Andrew Turner

 

Sir Gerald Howarth

 

Karl McCartney

 

Bob Blackman

 

Adam Holloway

 

Mr Gary Streeter

 

Mrs Anne-Marie Trevelyan

 

Mr David Jones

 

Nadine Dorries

 

Sir Roger Gale

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Jonathan Reynolds

 

Rob Flello

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Mr Gavin Shuker

 

John Mann

 

Mr David Hanson

 

Derek Twigg

 

Kate Hoey

 

Stephen Doughty

 

Jim Shannon

 

Rosie Cooper

 

Helen Goodman

 

Albert Owen

 

Stephen Timms

 

Mary Glindon

 

Joan Ryan

 

Mr Ronnie Campbell

 

Catherine McKinnell

 

Ian C. Lucas

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Helen Jones

 

Christian Matheson

 

Mr Andrew Smith

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Alex Cunningham

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

Diana Johnson

 

Mark Pritchard

 

Liz Saville Roberts

 

David Simpson

 

Mr Jeffrey Donaldson

 

Ian Paisley

 

Mr David Lammy

 

Andrew Rosindell

 

Frank Field

 

Simon Danczuk

 

Mary Creagh

 

Heidi Allen

 

Mr Jim Cunningham

 

Mike Kane

 

Meg Hillier

 

Gavin Robinson

 

Mr Gregory Campbell

 

Mark Durkan

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

John Pugh

 

Mr Nigel Dodds

 

Caroline Flint

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Agreed to on division  1

 

Clause  33,  page  50,  line  33,  leave out subsections (1) to (4).


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mrs Caroline Spelman

 

Robert Neill

 

Derek Thomas

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Sammy Wilson

 

 

Not called  19

 

Clause  33,  page  51,  leave out lines 3 to 13 and insert—

 

“2A(1)  

The Sunday trading authority for an area may publish a notice (a “consent

 

notice”) in accordance with this paragraph providing for large shops in tourist

 

zones (as defined in sub-paragraph (2)) in the authority’s area to be permitted

 

to do either or both of the following—

 

(a)    

to open on Sundays falling between 21 March and 1 October and on

 

the three Sundays before Christmas Day for a continuous period of

 

whatever number of hours is specified in the notice (in addition to the

 

continuous period of six hours mentioned in paragraph 2(3)),

 

(b)    

to open on Sundays falling between 21 March and 1 October and on

 

the three Sundays before Christmas Day at specified times beginning

 

earlier than, or ending later than, the times mentioned in paragraph

 

2(3).

 

      (2)  

A consent notice published by a Sunday trading authority may only apply in

 

relation to those parts of the authority’s area that is a “tourist zone” which is

 

defined as—

 

(a)    

a retail area where tourists from outside the United Kingdom are

 

responsible for a significant proportion of the retail sales, or

 

(b)    

a leisure and retail area, such as a coastal resort, which a significant

 

number of tourists from outside the local authority area visit

 

            

and in deciding what is significant in either case the local authority shall have

 

regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State.”

 

Secretary Sajid Javid

 

Not moved  2

 

Clause  33,  page  51,  line  13,  at end insert “(for example, a particular zone, district

 

or street within the area)”

 


 

Secretary Sajid Javid

 

Agreed to  13

 

Schedule  5,  page  91,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“7A      

In section 48 (complaints to employment tribunals), after subsection (1)

 

insert—

 

““1YA(1YA)    

A shop worker may present a complaint to an employment tribunal

 

that he or she has been subjected to a detriment in contravention of

 

section 45ZA.””


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Secretary Sajid Javid

 

Agreed to  14

 

Schedule  5,  page  91,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“8A      

In section 108 (qualifying period of employment), in subsection (3) after

 

paragraph (d) insert—

 

““4a(da)    

subsection (2) of section 101ZA applies (read with subsection

 

(3) of that section) or subsection (4) of that section applies,””

 


 

New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the Pubs Code Adjudicator

 

and the Pubs Code; amendments to Clauses 39 and 40; remaining

 

proceedings on Consideration

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Rosie Cooper

 

Not called  NC10

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Amendment to the Pubs Code: MRO tenancy

 

Pubs Code Regulations made under Part 4 of the Small Business, Enterprise and

 

Employment Act 2015 must substitute for draft Regulation 21(2) as set out in the

 

draft Regulations published by the Government on 4 December 2015 the

 

following—

 

““2(1YA)    

The proposed MRO tenancy is for a period which is at least the

 

remaining term.””

 

 


 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Bill Esterson

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Greg Mulholland

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  39,  page  55,  line  24,  after “insert”, insert “which takes place after 1 June

 

2016 or, according to the notice of assessment, is due to take place after that date,

 

irrespective of the date on which the notice of assessment was issued or received”

 



 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Not called  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Alternative dispute resolution and the production of documents to assist the

 

process

 

(1)    

Where the Commissioner finds during his investigation into a complaint that

 

alternative dispute resolution is an appropriate remedy he may, by notice in

 

writing, require the concerned parties—

 

(a)    

to attend alternative dispute resolution,

 

(b)    

to produce any document described in the notice that is in the custody or

 

under the control of the party and that, in the opinion of the

 

Commissioner, would assist the resolution of the complaint or dispute.

 

(2)    

After receipt of a notice under subsection (1) a party must not—

 

(a)    

without reasonable excuse, refuse or fail to do anything required by the

 

Commissioner under subsection (1), or

 

(b)    

alter, suppress or destroy any document that the Commissioner has

 

required them by such a notice to produce.

 

(3)    

A government department or local authority is not required to provide

 

information under this section consisting of—

 

(a)    

tax records,

 

(b)    

personal information, or

 

(c)    

where it is in the overriding public interest not to disclose such

 

information.”

 


 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Bill Esterson

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Not called  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Business Rates: plant and machinery

 

The Secretary of State shall make provision for a scheme of exclusion from any

 

assessment in the 2017 non-domestic rating list or thereafter of an item of plant

 

or machinery.”

 



 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Bill Esterson

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Not called  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Business rate: Exemptions

 

Agricultural land and buildings used for cultural events and festivals are exempt

 

from business rates and the provisions outlined in sections 31 and 32.”

 


 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Bill Esterson

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Not called  NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Broadband: rollout

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations set targets for electronic

 

communications bodies to roll out, to businesses and commercial organisations,

 

more than 95 per cent. coverage of—

 

(a)    

basic broadband,

 

(b)    

superfast broadband, and

 

(c)    

mobile phone coverage

 

by the end of 2016.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must prepare and publish an annual report assessing the

 

progress that has been made on the targets provided for by subsection (1), and the

 

impact of basic broadband, superfast broadband and mobile coverage technology

 

on enterprise and growth in the rural economy.

 

(3)    

The report provided for in subsection (2) should be laid before both Houses of

 

Parliament.”

 



 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Bill Esterson

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Not called  NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“The Board of the Institute for Apprenticeships

 

The Board of the Institute shall be broadly based, to take into account the

 

experience and contribution of all interested parties, which will include—

 

(a)    

employers,

 

(b)    

further education providers and colleges,

 

(c)    

universities,

 

(d)    

relevant trade unions and

 

(e)    

local authorities.”

 


 

Hannah Bardell

 

Alan Brown

 

Not called  NC7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Payment practices: protection of retention monies in the construction

 

industry

 

(1)    

Any clause in a construction contract or related contract enabling a party to

 

withhold retention monies shall be of no effect unless, upon their withholding, the

 

monies are deposited forthwith in a retention deposit scheme authorised by the

 

Secretary of State.

 

(2)    

Where a clause is rendered ineffective under this section any retention monies

 

already withheld and not placed in a retention deposit scheme must be refunded

 

in full to the party providing them.

 

(3)    

For the purpose of section (1), the Secretary of State shall make regulations to

 

govern arrangements for establishing and operating retention deposit schemes.

 

(4)    

Arrangements under section (3) must be arrangements under which a body or

 

person (“the scheme administrator”) undertakes to establish and maintain a

 

retention deposit scheme (“the scheme”).

 

(5)    

The regulations made under section (3) must include requirements relating to—

 

(a)    

the selection and appointment of the scheme administrator,

 

(b)    

the funding and management of the scheme, and

 

(c)    

the release of retention monies from the scheme.

 

(6)    

Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that a proposed scheme complies with

 

the regulations made under section (3), he may give authority for the proposed

 

scheme to operate as a retention deposit scheme.


 
 

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Enterprise Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(7)    

The Secretary of State may delegate his power under subsection (6) to the

 

Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive.

 

(8)    

The monies held in the scheme must solely be retention monies and any interest

 

accruing on the monies.

 

(9)    

In this section—

 

“construction contract” has the same meaning as in the Housing Grants,

 

Construction and Regeneration Act 1996.

 

“retention monies” refers to monies which are withheld from monies which

 

would otherwise be due under a construction contract, the effect of which

 

is to provide the paying party with security for the current and future

 

performance by the party carrying out construction operations of any or

 

all of the latter’s obligations under the contract.”

 


 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Michelle Thomson

 

Jonathan Reynolds

 

Peter Kyle

 

Not called  NC9

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Business impact target: application to changes in taxation

 

(1)    

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is amended as

 

follows.

 

(2)    

Omit section 22(4)(a).

 

(3)    

Omit section 28(3)(a).”

 

 


 

Ms Angela Eagle

 

Bill Esterson

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Gordon Marsden

 

Not called  10

 

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  16,  leave out paragraph (c)

 



 
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