Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill

AmendmentS
to be moved
in grand committee

Clause 41

LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS

 

Page 38, line 20, leave out subsection (6)

Clause 42

LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS

 

Page 38, line 46, leave out “or more” and insert “tied”

 

Page 38, line 46, leave out from “description);” to end of line 47

 

Page 39, line 1, leave out “may” and insert “shall”

 

Page 39, line 2, after “that” insert “only”

 

Page 39, line 3, leave out “are” and insert “can be”

 

Page 39, line 6, after “a” insert “new lease or tenancy with a”

 

Page 39, line 7, after “tenant” insert “only”

 

Page 39, line 8, after “of” insert “renewal of a”

 

Page 39, line 8, leave out “renewal”

 

Page 39, line 11, leave out “a significant” and insert “an unfair”

 

Page 39, line 14, leave out paragraphs (c) and (d)

 

Page 39, line 17, leave out “an event” and insert “a material change in
circumstances (as defined in Schedule 6, paragraph 2(7) of the Local Government
Finance Act 1988)”

 

Page 39, line 19, at end insert—

“( )     The Pubs Code shall offer an exemption from the Market Rent Only Option
for a mutually agreed period in return for a significant investment by a
large pub-owning business in that tenant’s pub.”

 

Page 39, line 23, after “agreeable” insert “new tenancy or lease with a”

 

Page 39, line 25, after “(7)” insert “, and if the large pub-owning business and the
tenant have not reached a mutually agreeable Market Rent Only settlement,”

 

Page 39, line 40, leave out “time” and insert “end”

 

Page 39, line 42, after “business” insert “under the new lease or tenancy”

 

Page 39, line 43, at end insert—

“( )   the tenant will comply with the provisions of the existing contract
until the new Market Rent Only contract comes into effect”

 

Page 39, line 50, at end insert “provided that the requirement to enter into a new
tenancy or lease if such tenants choose the Market Rent Only option shall not be
considered discrimination”

 

Page 40, line 3, leave out “a significant” and insert “an unfair”

Clause 43

LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS

 

Page 40, line 26, at end insert—

“( )     Any proposed changes to the Code must be subject to full parliamentary
scrutiny and consultation.”

Clause 65

LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS

 

Page 49, line 34, at end insert—

“and part of this agreement contains special commercial and financial advantages.”

Clause 66

LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS

 

Page 50, line 23, at end insert—

“( )   subsections (3) and (4) may only be amended after independent
review and full public consultation.”

Clause 67

LORD HODGSON OF ASTLEY ABBOTTS

 

Page 50, line 27, leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

“(b)   who is party to negotiations which have reached the stage of a
provisional trading agreement for the prospective tenancy of a
premises which are, or expected to be, a tied pub ahead of any final
terms of the agreement being agreed.”

 

Page 50, leave out line 43

 

Page 50, line 43, at end insert—

“( )     The definition of tenancy in subsection (2) excludes temporary agreement
where the tenant has occupied the same pub premises for less than twelve
months.”

 

Page 50, line 43, at end insert—

“( )     The definition of “tenancy” in subsection (2) excludes franchise agreements
whereby no rent is paid by the franchisee and their share of the profit is
unaffected by the price paid for tied products.”

Prepared 19th December 2014