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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 20th January 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE D


HORSERACE BETTING AND OLYMPIC LOTTERY BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [19th January].

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 19th January (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill the Standing Committee shall meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

    (2)   8 sittings shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee:

    (3)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the Table below and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 10; Schedule 1; Clauses 11 to 13, Schedule 2; Clause 14.11.25 a.m. on Thursday 22nd January.
Clauses 15 and 16; Schedule 3; Clause 17; Schedule 4; Clauses 18 to 20.5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 27th January.
Clauses 21 to 29; Schedule 5; Clauses 30 to 38; Schedule 6; Clauses 39 to 42; remaining proceedings on the Bill.5.00 p.m. on Thursday 29th January.

Mr Richard Caborn has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming].

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

49

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     at end add—

    '(3)   The Secretary of State will require an independent valuation of the Horserace Totalisator Board on the appointed day.

    (4)   The successor company may pay a sum of no more than 50 per cent. of the independent valuation under sub-section (3), providing all future operating profits are used to contribute to racing.

    (5)   Any further assets acquired by the Horserace Totalisator Board between an independent valuation under sub-section (3) and the transfer of its assets to the successor company must be subject to an independent valuation and added to the sum agreed under sub-clause (4).'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

27

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     5,     leave out 'Anything done by' and insert 'Any agreement made, transaction effected or other thing done by, to'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

28

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     7,     after 'by', insert ',to'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

29

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     9,     after 'by', insert ',to'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

1

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   The Secretary of State shall ensure that the directors of the successor company following the vesting of the property, rights and liabilities of the Board on the appointed day are the same people as were members of the Board before the appointed day, save to the extent that any individual member has not given his consent to being appointed as a director of the successor company.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

30

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     4,     after second 'tax', insert ', stamp duty land tax'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

31

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     12,     after 'enactment', insert 'or regulation'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

42

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     12,     after duty, insert 'or stamp duty land tax'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

32

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     12,     after 'duty', insert 'and Stamp Duty Land Tax'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

2

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   No request in respect of a person specified under subsection (1)(b) shall be made for the issue of securities to anyone unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that the person nominated will ensure that any dividend from those securities is utilised by the company in the interests of horseracing.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

3

Clause     5,     page     3,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   No nomination under subsection (1)(b) shall be made of any person other than one who receives the securities on behalf of a Trust Fund whose purposes are in the interests of horseracing.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

33

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     leave out from 'without' to end of line 3 and insert—

      '(a) the consent of the Treasury and

      (b) such disposal having been authorised by the Secretary of State by order by Statutory Instrument, which order shall not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

5

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     3,     at end add '; and such disposal shall be authorised by affirmative resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

50

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     36,     after 'issue' insert, 'an exclusive, renewable licence for a period of seven years from the appointed day.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

6

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     37,     leave out 'a licence' and insert 'an exclusive licence for a period of seven years from the appointed day.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

51

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     37,     leave out from 'a licence' to 'licence")'

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

7

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     38,     after second 'the', insert 'exclusive'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

10

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     8,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

11

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     14,     leave out from 'Crown' to end of line 15.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

52

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     15,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

8

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     30,     leave out from 'think' to 'and' in line 31 and insert 'acting reasonably that a term or condition of the licence has been materially breached and that breach has not been remedied within 28 days of written notice having been given by the Gaming Board to the successor company notifying it that if it does not remedy the breach'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

34

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(6A)   An order revoking the exclusive licence shall not be made by the Gaming Board under subsection 6(a) unless—

      (a) the Gaming Board has first given notice to the successor company that it believes that it is entitled to make an order under subsection (6)(a) and that it intends to make such an order together with the reasons therefor,

      (b) the successor company has had a period of at least 28 days to make representations with respect to the proposed revocation, and

      (c) any order made by the Gaming Board confirms that prior to making any such order it has taken into account any representations made by the successor company with respect to the revocation.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

35

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     40,     at end insert 'provided that time is not less than 28 days after the date of the order'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

36

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     43,     leave out paragraph (b)'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Adrian Sanders

53

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     1,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

12

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     3,     at end add—

    '( )   assigned, transferred or otherwise disposed of.'


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

37

Clause     9,     page     7,     line     7,     leave out from 'for' to end of line and insert 'all such relief, by way of damages, injunction or otherwise, as the court thinks appropriate and the court may grant an injunction restraining an infringement or apprehended infringement of the right aforesaid whether or not any other relief is claimed.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Nick Hawkins

9

Schedule     1,     page     22,     line     18,     at end insert 'in all material respects'.

   

Mr Richard Caborn

47

Schedule     1,     page     24,     line     36,     leave out 'qualified accountant' and insert 'person who is eligible for appointment as a company auditor (in accordance with section 25 of the Companies Act 1989 (c.40))'.

 
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