Amendments proposed to the Regulatory Reform Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr Andrew Lansley


Clause     7,     page     6,     line     35,     at end add 'and—

    (c)   is agreed by that committee to remain confidential and not be further disclosed.'.


Mr Andrew Lansley


Clause     10,     page     8,     line     39,     leave out 'appearing to him to be'.


Mr Graham Stringer


Clause     15,     page     11,     line     4,     leave out subsection (4).


Annual report   

Mr Andrew Lansley


To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office shall produce an Annual Report to Parliament every year setting out the operation of this Act and any other relevant regulatory or deregulatory matters during the previous year and describing the government's programme for the use of this Act for the forthcoming year.'.

Expiry of this Act   

Mr Andrew Lansley


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This Act will expire five years after the day on which it is passed unless in the fifth year the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office by order made by statutory instrument provides for all of the provisions of this Act to continue in force for a further period of five years.

    (2)   No order shall be made under subsection (1) above unless a draft of the order, which shall be accompanied by a review of the operation of the Act over the previous five years, has been laid before and approved by a Resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (3)   Every further successive period of five years after the day on which it is passed this Act will expire unless a further order equivalent to that described in subsection (1) above, subject to subsection (2), is made.'.

Annual Report   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable


To move the following Clause:—

       '.—A Minister of the Crown shall lay before both Houses of Parliament every 12 months from enactment of this Act a report on the operation of this Act, including a report on the operation of orders made under the Act, and any need for their amendment.'.

Review of orders   

Mr Andrew Lansley


*To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   Every order made under section 1 will include a provision for the Minister to present a report on the operation of the order in the fifth year after it has come into effect and for the order to cease to be in effect if there is a resolution to that effect by either House of Parliament within ninety days of that report being laid.

    (2)   In reckoning the period of ninety days referred to in subsection (1) above, no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which either House is adjourned for more than four days.

    (3)   The report described in subsection (1) above should include a review of the effectiveness of the order and of each of the matters set out in Section 6(2) above in comparison to the statements laid before Parliament when the order was first made.'.

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