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

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Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer
Mr Nigel Evans


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.'.



Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael


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.'.



Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael


'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]'.


That the following provisions shall apply to the Civil Contingencies Bill:


    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.


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.


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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