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given up to and including

Wednesday 21st May 2003


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE

FIRE SERVICES BILL


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Taylor
Simon Hughes
Mr Don Foster
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell

24

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     2,     at beginning insert 'Subject to the conditions set out in (1A) below being met,'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     5,     leave out 'or disposal'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     leave out 'property or'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
David Davis
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Desmond Swayne

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The provision that may be made by virtue of subsection (1)(a) includes the power to make provision about conditions of service relating to—

(a) membership of trades union by fire brigade members; and

(b) disciplinary offences of fire brigade members.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Taylor
Simon Hughes
Mr Don Foster
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell

25

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State may only make a order under section (1) above if an existing offer on pay and conditions made by relevant representatives of local fire authorities to the relevant representatives of fire brigade members has been voted upon in a secret postal ballot, in which all fire brigade members were sent a ballot paper, within the preceding three months.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Taylor
Simon Hughes
Mr Don Foster
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell

26

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(1B)   The conditions in section (1A) do not have to be met if the Secretary of State makes an order under (1)(a) to require fire brigade members to take part in a secret postal ballot organised by an appropriate independent body on an existing offer on pay and conditions made to them by relevant representatives of fire authorities.'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     leave out 'or disposal'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Taylor
Simon Hughes
Mr Don Foster
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell

27

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   For the purposes of (1)(a) above, the Secretary of State can only fix or modify the conditions of service of fire brigade members if:

(i) the new or modified conditions of service follow the recommendations of an independent arbitration process;

(ii) the recommendations of such an independent arbitration process have been rejected either by relevant representatives of fire brigade member or by relevant representatives of fire authorities.'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

9

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     20,     after 'body', insert 'for agreement'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

10

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     25,     at end insert—

'(d) secure the agreement of the negotiating body to the proposals for an order.

(e) lay a report before Parliament on the views of the negotiating body on the proposal for an order'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

6

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     2,     leave out 'property or'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

11

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     5,     leave out 'as he thinks fit' and insert 'including the Members of Parliament and local authorities for the area served by the facilities'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

12

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     5,     at end insert 'and lay before Parliament a report on these consultations'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

13

Clause     1,     page     2,     leave out lines 10 to 13.

   

Mr Tony Lloyd

17

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '( )   No order shall be made under this section more than two years after the commencement of this Act, except for the purpose of revoking provision contained in a previous order.'.

   

Mr Douglas Hogg

22

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     20,     leave out from '(1)(a)' to end of line 21 and insert 'may only be made if a draft of the statutory instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament but such a draft shall not be laid for approval unless not less than 14 days previously each House of Parliament shall have debated a draft of the statutory instrument.'.

   

Mr Douglas Hogg

23

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     20,     leave out from '(1)(a)' to end of line 21 and insert 'may only be made if a draft of the statutory instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament'.


   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Taylor
Simon Hughes
Mr Don Foster
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell

29

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(1B)   This Act shall cease to have effect fifteen months after the date on which it comes into effect.'.

   

Mr Edward Davey
Matthew Taylor
Simon Hughes
Mr Don Foster
Matthew Green
Mr Andrew Stunell

28

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   This Act can only come into force on a date when the following conditions have been met:

(i) The Secretary of State has published a report to the House of Commons, stating his view that the Fire Services Act 2003 is compatible with Article 6 of the European Social Charter.

(ii) The Secretary of State has published a report to the House of Commons, stating his view that an order under the Fire Services Act 2003 would not violate Article 8 of the International Labour Organisation Convention Number 151.'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

14

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     28,     leave out 'hours of duty or leave'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

18

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out from "(c. 51))" to end of line 33.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

19

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out from "1947" to end of line 37.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

15

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     41,     leave out 'some or all' and insert 'the majority of'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

7

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     1,     leave out 'property or'.

   

John McDonnell
David Taylor
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr David Drew
Llew Smith
John Cryer

Mr Robert N. WareingJeremy CorbynAlan Simpson
Alice Mahon

8

Clause     2,     page     3,     leave out line 3.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

20

*Clause     2,     page     3,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '( )   In its application to Northern Ireland, this Act has effect as if—

(a) for references to the Secretary of State there were substituted references to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety;

(b) for references to a fire authority or fire authorities there were substituted references to the Fire Authority for Northern Ireland;

(c) for references to a fire brigade there were substituted references to the fire brigade within the meaning of the Fire Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (S.I.1984/1821 (N.I.11));

(d) in section 1(1), "made by statutory instrument" were omitted;

(e) in section 1(2)(b) and (c), "another fire authority or to" were omitted;

(f) for section 1(7) there were substituted—

"(7) The power to make an order under this section shall be exercisable by statutory rule for the purposes of the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1573 (N.I. 12)).

(7A) An order under this section that makes provision authorised by subsection (1)(a) shall be subject to negative resolution within the meaning of section 41(6) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c.33(N.I.))."'

 
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