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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 14 November 2017

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill [Lords]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 


 

 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 14

 

November) meet at 2pm that day;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 14 November.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 November 2017        

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Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Tobias Ellwood

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Withdrawn after debate  1

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(3B)    

The proportion of regular forces serving on a part-time basis in any single

 

regiment may not exceed 15% of the total regular forces serving in that

 

regiment.”

 

Carol Monaghan

 

Not selected  4

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(3AA)    

For the purposes of subsection (3A) “prescribed circumstances” shall not include

 

long term personnel shortages in the Armed Forces.”

 

Carol Monaghan

 

Withdrawn after debate  5

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(3AA)    

The Secretary of State must prepare and publish an annual report on any use of

 

the power to vary, suspend or terminate set out in subsection (3A) and must lay a

 

copy of the Report before Parliament.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 2 Agreed to.

 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Withdrawn after debate  2

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Prior to making any regulations under subsection (3), the Secretary of State shall

 

commission an independent evaluation into the impact of part-time and

 

geographically restricted working on recruitment methods to the Armed Forces

 

and shall lay the report of the evaluation before each House of Parliament.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 November 2017        

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Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Withdrawn after debate  3

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Prior to making any regulations under subsection (3), the Secretary of State shall

 

commission an independent evaluation into the impact of part-time and

 

geographically restricted working on Armed Forces housing contracts and shall

 

lay the report of the evaluation before each House of Parliament.”

 

Carol Monaghan

 

Withdrawn after debate  6

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Within one calendar year of making any regulations under subsection (3), the

 

Secretary of State shall commission an independent evaluation into the impact of

 

part-time and geographically restricted working on welfare of Armed Forces

 

personnel.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Protection of existing flexible working options

 

(1)    

Nothing in this Act shall affect the ability of persons serving with a regular force

 

to avail themselves of the flexible working options provided for in Chapter 1 of

 

Joint Service Publication 750 (centrally determined terms of service).

 

(2)    

If the flexible working options in subsection (1) are withdrawn, the Secretary of

 

State must make similar provision through regulations.

 

(3)    

Regulations under subsection (2) may not be made unless a draft has been laid

 

before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.”

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 14 November 2017        

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Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Reporting of Armed Forces personnel serving part-time

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must include the number of personnel who are serving

 

part-time in the monthly UK armed forces service personnel statistics.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must include the number of personnel who are serving

 

part-time in the UK armed forces biannual diversity statistic.”

 

Bill to be reported.

 


 

 

Revised 14 November 2017