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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 10 November 2017

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) 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withdrawn amendments at the end.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.

 

 


 

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.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 November 2017                  

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

 
 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment limits the proportion of part-time regular forces to no more than 15% of any

 

regiment.

 

Carol Monaghan

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

An amendment to define prescribed circumstances which can lead to the variation, suspension or

 

termination of armed forces personnel working part-time or in a geographically restricted area.

 

Carol Monaghan

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

An amendment to require the Secretary of State to report annually to Parliament on instances

 

where the right to work part-time or in a geographically restricted area has been varied,

 

suspended or terminated.

 


 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires an evaluation of the impact part-time and geographically restricted

 

working has on recruitment to the Armed Forces.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 November 2017                  

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

 
 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires an evaluation of the impact part-time and geographically restricted

 

working has on Armed Forces housing contracts.

 

Carol Monaghan

 

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Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

An amendment to require the Secretary of State to consider the welfare implications of part-time

 

and geographically restricted working on Armed Forces personnel.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause preserves current flexible working practices for the Armed Forces.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 November 2017                  

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

 
 

Gerald Jones

 

Nia Griffith

 

Fiona Onasanya

 

Mr Kevan Jones

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the number of UK armed forces service personnel working part-time to

 

be reported regularly, and to be included in the UK armed forces biannual diversity statistics.

 

 

Order of the House [30 OCTOBER 2017]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill

 

[Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 14 November.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

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

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 10 November 2017