Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill

AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

After Clause 64

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Insert the following new Clause—

“Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board and related English bodies

(1) The Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales is abolished.

(2) Every agricultural wages committee for an area in England is abolished.

(3) Every agricultural dwelling-house advisory committee for an area in England is abolished.

(4) Schedule (Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board and related English bodies: consequential provision) (abolition of Agricultural Wages Board and related English bodies: consequential provision) has effect.”

Clause 82

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Page 81, line 1, leave out “and 64(1) and (2)” and insert “, 64(1) and (2) and (Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board and related English bodies)(1) to (3)”

 

Page 81, line 4, at end insert “, and

(e) an amendment, repeal or revocation made by Schedule (Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board and related English bodies: consequential provision) has the same extent as the provision amended, repealed or revoked, subject to subsection (5A).

(5A) The repeals of the following provisions in Schedule (Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board and related English bodies: consequential provision) extend to England and Wales only—

(a) section 67 of the Agriculture Act 1967,

(b) paragraph 32 of Schedule 2 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975,

(c) paragraph 10 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security Pensions Act 1975,

(d) paragraph 12 of Schedule 17 to the Employment Protection Act 1975, and

(e) paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992.”

After Schedule 19

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Insert the following new Schedule—

“Abolition of Agricultural Wages Board and related English bodies: consequential provision

1 In section 28 of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (duty of housing authority upon receiving application that agricultural worker be re-housed etc), in subsection (3), for “The authority” substitute “If the dwelling-house is in Wales, the authority”.

2 The repeals and revocations in the following table have effect.

Reference Extent of repeal or revocation
Agricultural Wages Act 1948 (c. 47) Section 1.
In section 2— (a) in subsection (1)— (a) the words “England and”, and (b) paragraph (a), and (b) subsection (4).
Sections 3 to 4.
Sections 6 to 16.
In section 17— (a) in subsection (1), the definition of “the national minimum wage”, and (b) subsection (1A).
Sections 17A to 19.
Schedules 1, 2 and 4.
The Agricultural Wages Committee Regulations 1949 (S.I. 1949/1885) Regulation 3(2)(a) and the word “and” after it.
Regulation 16.
Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51) In the table at the end of paragraph 3 of Schedule 1, the words “Agricultural Wages Board.”
Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13) In Schedule 2, the words “Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales.”
Agriculture Act 1967 (c. 22) Section 67.
Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968 (c. 34) Section 46.
Agricultural Wages Committees (Wages Structure) Regulations 1971 (S.I. 1971/844) The whole instrument.
Agricultural Wages Committees (Areas) Order 1974 (S.I. 1974/515) In article 3(1), the words— (a) “Subject to the provisions of this order”, and (b) “an agricultural wages committee for each county in England and”.
Article 3(2).
Article 4.
The Schedule.
Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975 (c. 18) In Schedule 2, paragraph 32.
House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24) In Part 3 of Schedule 1, the words “Member appointed by a Minister of the Crown of the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales.”
Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25) In Part 3 of Schedule 1, the words “of the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales or”.
Social Security Pensions Act 1975 (c. 60) In Schedule 4, paragraph 10.
Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71) Section 97(1) and (2).
Schedule 9.
In Schedule 17, paragraph 12.
Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 55) In section 4(1)(c), the words from “(including” to the end.
Agricultural Wages Committees (New Combinations of Counties) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/179) The whole order.
Agricultural Wages Committee (Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear) Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/1173) The whole order.
Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 (c. 6) In Schedule 2, paragraph 4.
Agricultural Wages Committees (Areas) (England) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3186) The whole order.
Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18) In section 35— (a) in subsection (2), paragraph (a) and the word “or” at the end of that paragraph, and (b) in subsection (3), paragraph (b) and the “and” before that paragraph.
National Minimum Wage Act 1998 (c. 39) In section 16(6)— (a) in the definition of “the agricultural wages legislation”, paragraph (a), and (b) in the definition of “relevant authority”, paragraphs (a), (b) and (c).
In section 16A(5)— (a) in the definition of “enforcement officer”, paragraph (b), and (b) in the definition of “the relevant legislation”, paragraph (b).
Section 46(4)(a).
In section 47— (a) subsection (1)(a), (b) subsection (2)(a) and (d), (c) subsection (4)(a), (d) in subsection (4)(b), the words “(similar provision for Scotland)”, and (e) subsection (6)(a).
In section 55(1), in the definition of “regulations”, the words “by the Secretary of State and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food acting jointly or”.
Part 1 of Schedule 2.
National Minimum Wage Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1999/584) Regulation 38(5)(a).
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (c. 36) In Part 6 of Schedule 1, the words “An Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales”.
Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44) In Schedule 25, paragraph 28.
Employment Relations Act 2004 (c. 24) Section 47.
In Schedule 1, paragraph 1.
Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/5) In Schedule 1, in the entry relating to the Agricultural Wages Board and agricultural wages committees, the words “Board and”.
Employment Act 2008 (c. 24) Section 8(6).
Section 9(6).
Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (S.S.I. 2012/88) In Schedule 1, in the entry relating to the Agricultural Wages Board and agricultural wages committees, the words “Board and”.”

Prepared 21st February 2013