Scotland Bill

Amendments
to be moved
in committee

[Supplementary to the Marshalled List]

Clause 35

LORD WALLACE OF TANKERNESS

LORD STEPHEN

52A*

Page 37, leave out lines 6 to 23 and insert—

    ““The subject matter of sections 104 to 106 of the Equality Act 2010
(special provision for political parties) in relation to elections to the
Scottish Parliament and local government elections in Scotland. The
provision within this section does not include any modification of
section 104(6) or (7).

  The subject-matter of Part 11, Chapter 1 of the Equality Act 2010
(public sector equality duty).

  Equal opportunities in relation to the Scottish functions of any
Scottish public authority or cross-border public authority including
appointments to the board of any Scottish public authority. The
provision falling within this exception includes provision that
reproduces or applies an enactment made in or under the Equality
Act 2010, with or without modification, without affecting the
enactment as it applies for the purposes of that Act. It does not
include any modification of that Act, other than modifications of
the types specified in paragraphs (a) and (b)—

(a)   provision that supplements or is otherwise additional to
provision made by that Act, and that enhances but does not
diminish the protection and promotion of equal
opportunities afforded by the provision made by that Act;

(b)   in particular, provision imposing a requirement to take
action that the Act does not prohibit.””

52B*

Page 37, leave out lines 29 and 30

52C*

Page 37, line 32, leave out “the Equality Act 2006”

52D*

Page 37, line 33, leave out “those Acts” and insert “that Act”

52E*

Page 37, line 45, at end insert—

“(9)     In section 105(2) (time-limited provision) after the words “Minister of the
Crown” insert “or, in relation to elections to the Scottish Parliament and
local government elections in Scotland, Scottish Ministers,”.

(10)     In section 106 (information about diversity in range of candidates, etc) after
subsection (11) insert—

“(12)    The Scottish Ministers may by regulations prescribe matters under
this section in respect of elections to the Scottish Parliament.”

(11)     In section 216 (commencement) at the beginning of subsection (3) insert
“Subject to subsection (4),” and after that subsection insert—

“(4)     Section 106, so far as it applies in respect of elections to the Scottish
Parliament, comes into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers
may by order appoint.””

Prepared 8th December 2015