Amendments proposed to the Civil Contingencies Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

87

Clause     22,     page     15,     line     40,     at end add—

    '(5)   Emergency regulations may not amend any provision of the Human Rights Act 1988 or any past legislation which makes up the statutory framework of the British Constitution.'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

128

Clause     23,     page     16,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(d)   competence and demonstration of said competence'.


   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

121

Clause     25,     page     17,     line     11,     at end insert ', or

    (c)   when a senior Minister of the Crown determines that the conditions specified in section 20 are no longer satisfied.'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

122

Clause     25,     page     17,     line     12,     leave out from end to beginning of line 14.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

123

Clause     25,     page     17,     line     14,     leave out 'affect anything' and insert 'render unlawful'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

105

Clause     25,     page     17,     line     15,     at end add—

    '(3)   Where emergency regulations are made and thereafter new regulations are made, the series of regulations shall lapse after 90 days and new regulations shall not be made thereafter under this Part in respect of the emergency.'.


   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

113

Clause     26,     page     17,     line     18,     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

      '(a) these regulations shall be put to a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament consisting of members of the Privy Council chosen to reflect the political balance of the House of Commons (to be known as the Emergency Powers Committee), before their acceptance, to provide an initial parliamentary check.

      (aa) a senior Minister of the Crown shall then, as soon as is reasonably practicable, lay the regulations before Parliament, provided that he believes on reasonable grounds that he has used his best endeavours to consult the Emergency Powers Committee.

      (ab) a senior Minister of the Crown may dispense with the requirements of paragraph (a) above if he thinks it is necessary to do so by reason of urgency.'

   

Mr Richard Shepherd

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer
Mr Nigel Evans

33

Clause     26,     page     17,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Paragraph (1) of House of Commons Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union Documents) shall not apply to proceedings in the House of Commons under this section.'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

106

Clause     26,     page     17,     line     40,     at beginning insert 'Subject to section 25(3) of this Act'.

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

124

Clause     26,     page     17,     line     40,     leave out from end to beginning of line 42.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

129

Clause     26,     page     17,     line     41,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

125

Clause     26,     page     17,     line     42,     leave out 'affect anything' and insert 'render unlawful'.

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

130

Clause     26,     page     17,     line     42,     leave out 'affect anything' and insert 'render unlawful'.


   

Mr Douglas Alexander

114

Clause     29,     page     18,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(2)   Emergency regulations shall be treated for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c.42) as subordinate legislation and not primary legislation (whether or not they amend primary legislation).'.


   

Mr Douglas Alexander

65

Schedule     3,     page     27,     second column, leave out lines 34 to 37 and insert—

'The whole Act.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Performance of functions and jurisdiction of the courts

   

Mr William Cash
Patrick Mercer
Mr Oliver Heald

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'Where Her Majesty, a Minister of the Crown or other person or any of them performs functions under Part 2 of this Act they shall carry out those functions only in circumstances in which they have reasonable cause to believe that the exercise of those functions are essential in the national interest and nothing in this Act shall be construed as ousting the jurisdiction of any court in determining that or any other matter arising under this Act.'.


Confidentiality

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer
Mr Nigel Evans

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'Regulations under section 2(5)(iii), section 4(4)(b) (to the extent that they make provisions of a kind permitted under section 2(5)(i)) and section 6(1) or (2) shall make suitable provision to protect the confidentiality of information provided or disclosed under those regulations, including an appropriate enforcement mechanism.'.


Compensation

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Nothing in this Part shall affect existing rights under common law or under enactment to claim compensation.

    (2)    (a) Compensation shall be given for any loss or damage incurred as a consequence of any regulation passed under this Part if the regulations—

      (i) cease to have effect under section 26, and

      (ii) the loss or damage would not have occurred had the resolution not been passed or approved or had originally been passed subject to any amendment passed in section 26(3),

      (b) sub-clause (a) shall not apply if the Secretary of State determines that there is compelling reasons why compensation should not be awarded,

      (c) if sub-clause (b) applies the Secretary of State shall give his reasons as to what the reason is.

    (3)   Compensation may be given for any loss or damage incurred as a consequence of any other regulation passed under this Part.

    (4)   The Secretary of State may by regulations make such provision as he considers necessary for the purposes of determining compensation.'.


NEW SCHEDULE

   

Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

NS1

'Enactments Not to be Modified by Emergency Regulation

    Magna Carta 1297

    Bill of Rights 1688

    Crown and Parliament Recognition Act 1689

    Act of Settlement 1700

    Union with Scotland Act 1707

    Union with Ireland Act 1800

    Parliament Act 1911

    Parliament Act 1949

    Life Peerages Act 1958

    Emergency Powers Act 1964

    European Communities Act 1972

    House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

    Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975

    British Nationality Act 1981

    Supreme Court Act 1981

    Representation of the People Act 1983

    Government of Wales Act 1998

    Human Rights Act 1998

    Northern Ireland Act 1998

    Scotland Act 1998

    House of Lords Act 1999

    Civil Contingencies Act, Part II and Schedule 5 (Enactments not to be modified by Emergency Regulation) [2004]'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [19TH JANUARY 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Civil Contingencies 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 10th 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 that day.

Programming Committee

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

Programming of proceedings

    7.   All 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 [27th JANUARY 2004]

That—     (1)   during proceedings on the Civil Contingencies Bill the Standing Committee shall meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and on Thursdays at 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 17; Schedule 1;5.30 p.m. on Thursday 29th January.
Clauses 18 to 31; Schedules 2 and 3; Clauses 32 to 35; remaining proceedings on the Bill.5.30 p.m. on Tuesday 10th February.


 
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