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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 5th February 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE D


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [2nd February 2004].

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

37

Clause     17,     page     16,     line     19,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

8

Clause     17,     page     16,     line     42,     leave out 'or employee' and insert ', employee, branch or section'.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

38

Clause     20,     page     17,     line     38,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

9

Clause     20,     page     18,     line     21,     leave out 'or employee' and insert ', employee, branch or section'.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

39

Clause     23,     page     19,     line     30,     leave out 'or main'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

40

Clause     23,     page     20,     line     28,     leave out 'or main'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

41

Clause     23,     page     20,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(6)   It shall be a defence for the employer if the worker has asked for an inducement not to be a member of a trade union or to take part in its activities.'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

42

Clause     23,     page     20,     line     44,     leave out 'three months' and insert '30 days'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

43

Clause     23,     page     21,     leave out lines 6 to 9.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

44

Clause     23,     page     21,     line     17,     leave out 'or main'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

45

Clause     23,     page     21,     line     35,     after 'be', insert 'up to a maximum of'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

46

Clause     23,     page     22,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Employers shall have the right to appeal against any decision by an employment tribunal to the employment appeals tribunal.'.


   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

10

Clause     24,     page     22,     line     29,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

11

Clause     24,     page     22,     line     32,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

12

Clause     24,     page     23,     line     1,     leave out subsection (7).


   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly

13

Clause     25,     page     23,     line     11,     leave out 'or deterring' and insert 'him or taking action so as unreasonably to deter'.

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

47

Clause     25,     page     23,     leave out lines 30 to 37.


   

Malcolm Bruce
Brian Cotter

49

*Clause     31,     page     27,     line     1,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State shall consult such persons as he considers appropriate on the establishment of works councils as an arrangement suitable for informing and consulting employees and shall publish the responses received pursuant to those consultations before making the regulations referred to in subsection (1).'.

   

Malcolm Bruce
Brian Cotter

48

*Clause     31,     page     27,     line     42,     at end insert—

      '(aa) for the purpose of adopting the provisions necessary to comply with that Directive not later than 23rd March 2005 or ensuring that management and labour introduce by that date the required provisions and guarantee the results imposed by the Directive at all times;'.


NEW CLAUSES

Intimidation

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    'After paragraph 51 of Schedule A1 to the 1992 Act insert—

"Intimidation

    51A If during the union recognition procedure a union uses undue force or intimidating measures to get recognition then the CAC shall have the right to investigate this at the request of the employer or any worker and if such measures are found to have been used the CAC shall terminate the recognition procedure immediately.".'.


Appeals

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    'After paragraph 171 of Schedule A1 to the 1992 Act insert—

"Appeals

    171A   Any of a union or a company or a relevant worker may appeal against any decision of the CAC to the High Court.".'.


Religious belief

   

Mr Henry Bellingham
Mr Jonathan Djanogly
Mr Peter Atkinson

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    'After paragraph 171 of Schedule A1 to the 1992 Act insert—

"Religious belief

    171A   This Schedule shall not apply to any employer who, in the opinion of the CAC, objects on grounds of religious belief to taking part in collective bargaining.".'.


Unofficial industrial action

   

Malcolm Bruce
Brian Cotter

NC4

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 237 of the 1992 Act (dismissal of those taking part in unofficial industrial action) is amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (2) there is inserted—

      "(2A) The Secretary of State shall make appropriate arrangements for the provision of penalties to be incurred by an employee who takes part in an unofficial strike or other unofficial action when a member of a trade union and the trade union when it is considered not to have acted in a manner appropriate to the discouragement of the unofficial strike or action.

      (2B) The Secretary of State shall consult such persons as he considers appropriate on the form penalties will take and shall publish the responses received pursuant to those consultations.".'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [14TH JANUARY 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Employment Relations Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 26th February 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [3rd FEBRUARY 2004]

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Employment Relations Bill (in addition to its first meeting at half-past Nine o'clock on Tuesday 3rd February 2004) the Standing Committee do meet—

      (a) at half-past Two o'clock on Tuesday 3rd February 2004;

      (b) at half-past Nine o'clock and half-past Two o'clock on each of the following days, namely, Thursday 5th February 2004, Tuesday 10th February 2004, Tuesday 24th February 2004 and Thursday 26th February 2004.

    (2)   the proceedings to be taken on the sittings shall be as shown in the second column of the Table below and shall be taken in the order so shown;

    (3)   the proceedings which under paragraph (2) are to be taken on any sitting shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time indicated in the Table;

    (4)   paragraph (2) does not prevent proceedings being taken (in the order shown in the second column of the Table) at any earlier sitting than that provided for under paragraph (2) if previous proceedings have already been concluded.

TABLE

SittingProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
1stClause 1, Clause 4, Clauses 2 and 3, Clauses 5 to 30
2ndClause 1, Clause 4, Clauses 2 and 3, Clauses 5 to 30
3rdClause 1, Clause 4, Clauses 2 and 3, Clauses 5 to 30
4thClause 1, Clause 4, Clauses 2 and 3, Clauses 5 to 30
5thClause 1, Clause 4, Clauses 2 and 3, Clauses 5 to 30
6thClause 1, Clause 4, Clauses 2 and 3, Clauses 5 to 305.30 pm
7thClauses 31 to 42
8thClauses 31 to 425.30 pm
9thNew Clauses, New Schedules, Clauses 43 to 45, Schedules 1 and 2, remaining proceedings on the Bill
10thNew Clauses, New Schedules, Clauses 43 to 45, Schedules 1 and 2, remaining proceedings on the Bill5.30 pm


 
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