Amendments proposed to the Northern Ireland (monitoring Commission Etc.) Bill [܃f4lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Angela Watkinson

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The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

David Burnside

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The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

David Burnside

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Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Angela Watkinson

52

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The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

David Burnside

63

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Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Angela Watkinson

53

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    '( )   Before exercising the power under this section, the Secretary of State shall take full account of the recommendations of the Monitoring Commission.'.

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon
Mr Roy Beggs

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Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon
Mr Roy Beggs

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Mr Quentin Davies
Mr John Taylor
Angela Watkinson

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Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon
Mr Roy Beggs

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Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon
Mr Roy Beggs

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*Clause     8,     page     11,     line     36,     leave out '51B(3) or (4)' and insert '51B'.


   

Mr Andrew Mackinlay

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Mr Andrew Mackinlay

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The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

David Burnside

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*Clause     9,     page     12,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Where a recommendation has been made by the Commission mentioned in section 1 of the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission) Act 2003, the Secretary of State shall within seven days of receiving the recommendation serve a notice on the Presiding Officer requiring him to move a motion for such a resolution.'.


   

Mr Secretary Murphy

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NEW CLAUSES

Proscribed organisations

   

David Burnside
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson
The Reverend Martin Smyth
Mr Peter Robinson
Mrs Iris Robinson
The Reverend Ian Paisley

Mr Nigel DoddsMr Gregory Campbell

NC1

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   If the Monitoring Commission has made a report to the effect that a political party is not committed to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means of achieving its objectives, the Secretary of State shall by order designate that party as a proscribed organisation for the purposes of this section.

    (2)   The power to make orders under this section shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.

    (3)   An order under this section—

      (a) shall be laid before Parliament after being made, and

      (b) shall continue to have effect until the Assembly is dissolved.

    (4)   Any person who—

      (a) belongs or professes to belong to a proscribed organisation, or

      (b) solicits or invites financial or other support for a proscribed organisation, or knowingly makes or receives any contribution in money or otherwise to the resources of a proscribed organisation, or

      (c) solicits or invites any person to become a member of a proscribed organisation or to carry out on behalf of a proscribed organisation orders or directions given, or requests made, by a member of that organisation,

       shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or both, and on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or to a fine, or both.

    (5)   The court by or before which a person is convicted of an offence under this section may order the forfeiture of any money or other property which at the time of the offence he had in his possession or under his control for the use or benefit of the proscribed organisation.

    (6)   The possession by a person of a document—

      (a) addressed to him as a member of a proscribed organisation, or

      (b) relating or purporting to relate to the affairs of a proscribed organisation, or

      (c) emanating or purporting to emanate from a proscribed organisation or officer of a proscribed organisation,

       shall be evidence of that person belonging to the organisation at the time when he had the document in his possession.

    (7)   A person belonging to a proscribed organisation shall not be guilty of an offence under this section by reason of belonging to the organisation if he has not, after the making of the order, taken part in any activities of the organisation.'.


Requisition of Report from Monitoring Commission

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

David Burnside

NC3

*To move the following Clause:—

       '.—When requested to do so by any party represented in the Northern Ireland Assembly to make a report on—

      (a) paramilitary activity, or

      (b) whether a Minister or another party in the Assembly is not committed to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means,

       the Monitoring Commission shall do so within fourteen days.'.


Requirement for early debate where notice served by Secretary of State

   

The Reverend Ian Paisley
Mr Peter Robinson
Mrs Iris Robinson
Mr Gregory Campbell
Mr Nigel Dodds
Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

David Burnside

NC4

*To move the following Clause:—

       '.—Where the Secretary of State has served a notice under section 30(6), section 47A(7) or section 51A(6) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 the Assembly shall debate such a motion within 7 days.'.


Exercise of Secretary of State's discretion

   

Mr David Trimble
Lady Hermon
Mr Roy Beggs

NC5

*To move the following Clause:—

       'After section 94 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (c. 47) there is inserted—

    "94A Exercise of Secretary of State's discretion       If sections 30A, 47B or 51B apply, the Secretary of State shall exercise the discretion in sections 30A(2), 47B(2) or 51B(2) in a manner consistent with the report.".'.


NORTHERN IRELAND (MONITORING COMMISSION ETC.) BILL [LORDS] [ALLOCATION OF TIME]

   

Mr Secretary Murphy
Mr Peter Hain
That the following provisions shall apply to the proceedings on the Northern Ireland (Monitoring Commission etc.) Bill [Lords]—

Timetable

    1.   Proceedings on Second Reading, in Committee, on consideration and on Third Reading shall be completed at this day's sitting and shall be brought to a conclusion, if not previously concluded, nine hours after the commencement of proceedings on the Motion for this Order.

Timing of proceedings and Questions to be put

    2.   When the Bill has been read a second time—

      (a) it shall, notwithstanding Standing Order No. 63 (Committal of bills), stand committed to a Committee of the whole House without any Question being put;

      (b) proceedings on the Bill shall stand postponed while the Question is put, in accordance with paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 52 (Money resolutions, and Ways and Means resolutions, in connection with bills), on any financial resolutions relating to the Bill;

      (c) on the conclusion of proceedings on any financial resolutions relating to the Bill, proceedings on the Bill shall be resumed and the Speaker shall leave the Chair whether or not notice of an Instruction has been given.

    3.   On the conclusion of proceedings in Committee the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House without putting any Question and, if the Bill is reported with amendments, the House shall proceed to consider the Bill as amended without any Question being put.

    4.   For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 1 the Speaker or Chairman shall forthwith put the following Questions (but no others)—

      (a) any Question already proposed from the Chair;

      (b) any Question necessary to bring to a decision a Question so proposed;

      (c) the Question on any amendment moved, or Motion made, by a Minister of the Crown;

      (d) any other Question necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded.

    5.   On a Motion so made for a new Clause or a new Schedule, the Chairman or Speaker shall put only the Question that the Clause or Schedule be added to the Bill.

Subsequent stages

    6.—(1)   Any further Message from the Lords on the Bill shall be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

    (2)   Proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.

    7.—(1)   This paragraph applies for the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with paragraph 6.

    (2)   The Speaker shall first put forthwith any Question which has already been proposed from the Chair and not yet decided.

    (3)   The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown which is related to the Question already proposed from the Chair.

    (4)   The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown on, or relevant to, any of the remaining items in the Lords Message.

    (5)   The Speaker shall then put forthwith the Question, That this House agrees with the Lords in all the remaining Lords Proposals.

Reasons Committee

    8.—(1)   The Speaker shall put forthwith the Question on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for the appointment, nomination and quorum of a Committee to draw up Reasons in relation to the Bill and the appointment of its Chairman.

    (2)   A Committee appointed to draw up Reasons shall report before the conclusion of the sitting at which it is appointed.

    (3)   Proceedings in the Committee shall, if not previously brought to a conclusion, be brought to a conclusion 30 minutes after their commencement.

    (4)   For the purpose of bringing any proceedings to a conclusion in accordance with sub-paragraph (3) the Chairman shall—

      (a) first put forthwith any Question which has been proposed from the Chair but not yet decided, and

      (b) then put forthwith successively Questions on motions which may be made by a Minister of the Crown for assigning a Reason for disagreeing with the Lords in any of their Amendments.

    (5)   The proceedings of the Committee shall be reported without any further Question being put.

Miscellaneous

    9.   Paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business) shall apply to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

    10.   The proceedings on any Motion made by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order shall, if not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement and paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 15 shall apply to those proceedings.

    11.   Standing Order No. 82 (Business Committee) shall not apply in relation to any proceedings to which this Order applies.

    12.   No Motion shall be made to alter the order in which any proceedings on the Bill are taken or to re-commit the Bill.

    13.   No dilatory Motion shall be made in relation to proceedings to which this Order applies except by a Minister of the Crown; and the Question on any such Motion shall be put forthwith.

    14.—(1)   This paragraph applies if—

      (a) a Motion for the Adjournment of the House under Standing Order No. 24 (Adjournment on specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration) has been stood over to Four o'clock, Three o'clock or Seven o'clock (as the case may be), but

      (b) proceedings to which this Order applies have begun before then.

    (2)   Proceedings on that Motion shall stand postponed until the conclusion of those proceedings.

    15.   If the House is adjourned, or the sitting is suspended, before the conclusion of any proceedings to which this Order applies, no notice shall be required of a Motion made at the next sitting by a Minister of the Crown for varying or supplementing the provisions of this Order.

    16.   Proceedings to which this Order applies shall not be interrupted under any Standing Order relating to the sittings of the House.


 
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