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Public Bill Committee: 1 November 2018                  

8

 

Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

George Eustice

 

6

 

Clause  17,  page  13,  line  14,  leave out “decisions” and insert “conditions”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The text of the Bill should have referred to “conditions” (not “decisions”). This amendment

 

corrects that drafting error.

 


 

George Eustice

 

7

 

Clause  19,  page  14,  line  38,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the Explanatory Statement for Amendment 2

 


 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

47

 

Clause  20,  page  15,  line  18,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to make regulations for marketing standards,

 

such as labelling, packaging, classification in Clause 20.

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

82

 

Clause  20,  page  16,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Regulations under this section may not amend or repeal any part of retained EU

 

law (within the meaning of section 6 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act

 

2018) relating to—

 

(a)    

the protection of the environment, or

 

(b)    

consumer rights.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 1 November 2018                  

9

 

Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Jenny Chapman

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

83

 

Clause  20,  page  16,  line  17,  after “section” insert “may only be made following a

 

public consultation and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that there are checks and balances on the use of Ministerial powers

 

and that Ministers may not make regulations that deviate from retained EU law without

 

consultation with industry experts.

 


 

George Eustice

 

8

 

Clause  21,  page  16,  line  24,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the Explanatory Statement for Amendment 2

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

56

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  30,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement for Amendment 59.

 

George Eustice

 

9

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  33,  leave out “a single agricultural sector” and insert “one

 

or more agricultural sectors”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes one of the conditions for applying to become a recognised producer

 

organisation so that the condition is met if each member of the organisation is an agricultural

 

producer operating in any one or more of the agricultural sectors listed in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to

 

the Bill (rather than each member being required to operate in the same sector).

 

George Eustice

 

10

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  39,  leave out paragraph (d)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the condition for applying to become a recognised producer

 

organisation relating to the legal form of the organisation.

 

Deidre Brock

 

57

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  5,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 1 November 2018                  

10

 

Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

George Eustice

 

11

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  9,  leave out “a single agricultural sector” and insert “one

 

or more agricultural sectors”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment changes one of the conditions for applying to become a recognised association of

 

producer organisations so that the condition is met if each member of the association is a

 

recognised producer organisation operating in any one or more of the agricultural sectors listed

 

in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Bill (rather than each member being required to operate in the same

 

sector).

 

Deidre Brock

 

58

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  13,  leave out “to the Secretary of State”

 

Deidre Brock

 

59

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

An application under subsection (1), (3) or (5) is to be made to and determined

 

by—

 

(a)    

the appropriate authority for the part of the United Kingdom in which the

 

applicant has its registered office or principal place of business, or

 

(b)    

where the applicant is made up of producers, producer organisations or,

 

as the case may be, businesses operating in more than one part of the

 

United Kingdom, the appropriate authority for any of those parts.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require organisations of agricultural producers, associations of

 

recognised producer organisations, and organisations of agricultural businesses to apply for

 

recognition to the appropriate authority in the country of the UK where the applicant is principally

 

based.

 

Deidre Brock

 

60

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  38,  leave out “The Secretary of State” and insert “The

 

appropriate authority to which an application is made under this section”

 

Deidre Brock

 

61

 

Clause  22,  page  18,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

““appropriate authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to England, Wales or Northern Ireland, the Secretary

 

of State,

 

(b)    

in relation to Scotland, the Scottish Ministers;”

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 1 November 2018                  

11

 

Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

George Eustice

 

18

 

Schedule  1,  page  27,  line  18,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the Explanatory Statement for Amendment 2

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

62

 

Clause  23,  page  18,  line  30,   leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “an

 

appropriate authority (within the meaning given in section 22(11))”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the delegation of functions to require permission from the

 

appropriate authority (as set out in amendment 61).

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

63

 

Clause  24,  page  18,  line  37,   leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “an

 

appropriate authority (within the meaning given in section 22(11))”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would allow regulations to give the power to delegate functions to an appropriate

 

authority (as set out in amendment 61)

 

Deidre Brock

 

64

 

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  5,   at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations under section 22 or 23 containing provision that extends to Scotland

 

may be made only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that regulations under section 22 or 23 containing provision that

 

extend to Scotland may be made only with the consent of Scottish Ministers.

 

George Eustice

 

12

 

Clause  24,  page  19,  line  7,  after “unless” insert “section 29(4A) applies or”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the Explanatory Statement for Amendment 2

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 1 November 2018                  

12

 

Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

48

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  21,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to make regulations for fair dealing

 

obligations in Clause 25.

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

93

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  22,  leave out “the first”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to make regulations for fair dealing

 

obligations in Clause 25.

 

Deidre Brock

 

65

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  23,   at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations under this section containing provision that extends to Scotland may

 

be made only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require that regulations containing provisions that extend to Scotland may

 

be made only with the consent of Scottish Ministers

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

94

 

Clause  25,  page  19,  line  24,  leave out “the first”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to make regulations for fair dealing

 

obligations in Clause 25.

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

86

 

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

for the identity of any person who has made a complaint relating to

 

alleged non-compliance to be held in confidence and not disclosed during

 

any investigation into their complaint;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide for the confidentiality of persons who raise complaints under the

 

fair dealing obligations provided by Clause 25.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 1 November 2018                  

13

 

Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

87

 

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

for an investigation to be launched where there are reasonable grounds to

 

suspect that there is non-compliance;”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would provide for investigations to be undertaken under the fair dealing

 

obligations provided by Clause 25 where there are reasonable suspicions, but no complaint has

 

been made.

 

George Eustice

 

13

 

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  24,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the Explanatory Statement for Amendment 2

 

Deidre Brock

 

66

 

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  24,   at end insert—

 

“( )    

Before making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult

 

persons—

 

(a)    

who are representative of—

 

(i)    

producers of, or

 

(ii)    

first purchasers of,

 

    

the agricultural products to which the regulations will apply, or

 

(b)    

who may otherwise be affected by the regulations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that before making regulations the Secretary of State be required

 

to consult with representatives of the producers and first purchasers.

 

Dr David Drew

 

Sue Hayman

 

Jenny Chapman

 

Sandy Martin

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

95

 

Clause  25,  page  20,  line  28,  leave out “first”

 


 

Deidre Brock

 

67

 

Clause  26,  page  20,  line  36,   at end insert—

 

“( )    

Regulations under this section containing provision that extends to Scotland may

 

be made only with the consent of the Scottish Ministers.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require that the power to make regulations extending to Scotland can only

 

be exercised with the consent of Scottish Ministers.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 1 November 2018                  

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Agriculture Bill, continued

 
 

Deidre Brock

 

68

 

Clause  26,  page  20,  line  44,   leave out from “support” to end of line 2 on page 21

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the role of the Secretary of State as final arbiter in dispute

 

resolution.

 

Deidre Brock

 

69

 

Clause  26,  page  21,  line  26,   leave out subsection (6)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the requirement to provide information to the Secretary of State.

 

Tonia Antoniazzi

 

Martin Whitfield

 

Ben Lake

 

96

 

Clause  26,  page  22,  line  2,   at end insert—

 

“(8A)    

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this clause shall affect the devolution of

 

any power under—

 

(a)    

the Wales Act 1998, the Wales Act 2014 or the Wales Act 2017,

 

(b)    

the Scotland Act 1998 or the Scotland Act 2016, or

 

(c)    

the Northern Ireland Act 1998.”

 


 

Mr Philip Dunne

 

Colin Clark

 

Chris Davies

 

90

 

Schedule  3,  page  30,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Financial assistance under subparagraphs (1) and (2) may only be given to—

 

(a)    

persons who are involved in the production of products deriving from an

 

agricultural or horticultural or forestry activity, (including recognised

 

producers organisations, associations of recognised producer

 

organisations and recognised interbranch organisations as established in

 

part 6 or as recognised under the CMO Regulation at the date of

 

enactment of this Act); or

 

(b)    

those with an interest in agricultural land, where the financial assistance

 

relates directly to that land.”

 

George Eustice

 

19

 

Schedule  3,  page  33,  line  21,  at end insert “(unless section 29(4A) applies)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the Explanatory Statement for Amendment 2


 
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