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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 3rd June 2003

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,'.

   

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

35

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     2,     after 'instrument', insert 'within eighteen months of the commencement of this Act'.

   

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

31

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     2,     leave out from 'instrument' to 'fix' in line 4.

   

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

32

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(1A) (a)   Before making an order under section 1(1) the Secretary of State shall conduct a postal ballot of all Fire Brigade members for the purpose of ascertaining their views in relation to any order to be made under section 1(1) or any related matters which appears to the Secretary of State to be relevant.

    (b)   The Secretary of State may direct any fire authority to supply him with such information as he may require to enable him to conduct a ballot under subsection 1(1A)(a).

    (c)   It shall be the duty of a fire authority to comply with a direction given under subsection 1(1A)(b).'.

   

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

33

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 5 and 6.

   

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

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

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 unions by fire brigade members; and

      (b) disciplinary offences by fire brigades 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.'.

   

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

34

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

    '(1B)   The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument give specific or general directions to fire authorities about the use or disposal of property or facilities.'.

   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.'.

   

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.'.

   

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

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

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

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

8

Clause     2,     page     3,     leave out line 3.

 
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