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Friday 30th April 2004


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Mr Julian Brazier That, if proceedings on the Promotion of Volunteering Bill are not completed at this day's sitting, the Committee do meet on Wednesdays at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

STANDING COMMITTEE C

PROMOTION OF VOLUNTEERING BILL


Mr Julian Brazier That the Promotion of Volunteering Bill be considered in the following Order: Clauses 3 to 5, Clauses 1 and 2, Clauses 6 and 7, remaining proceedings on the Bill.


   

Mr Julian Brazier
Fiona Mactaggart

9

*Page     3,     line     26,     leave out Clause 3.


   

Fiona Mactaggart

12

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     36,     after 'organisation,' insert 'or'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

13

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     36,     leave out 'or statutory body'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

14

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     40,     leave out 'any voluntary organisation or volunteering body' and insert 'the organisation or body in question'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

15

*Clause     4,     page     3,     line     43,     leave out 'or volunteer'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

16

*Clause     4,     page     4,     line     1,     leave out 'or he'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

17

*Clause     4,     page     4,     line     2,     leave out 'volunteer'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

18

*Clause     4,     page     4,     line     5,     after 'section,' insert '"volunteer",'.

   

Mr Julian Brazier
Fiona Mactaggart

10

*Page     3,     line     32,     leave out Clause 4.


   

Fiona Mactaggart

19

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     8,     after 'person' insert 'to whom this section applies'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

20

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     14,     after 'liable' insert 'in any civil proceedings'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

21

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     14,     after 'law' insert 'or otherwise'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

22

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     14,     leave out 'unless he intended to cause harm' and insert—

    '(2)   Subsection (1) does not apply if the person providing assistance—

      (a) intended to cause harm to the other person, or

      (b) was reckless as to whether his action might cause him harm.

    (3)   For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) a person is reckless as to the consequences of his action if, and only if, he foresees the risk of the consequences and unreasonably proceeds with the action.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

23

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '( )   Subsection (1) does not apply to a person acting in his capacity as a person provided by an employer to render first-aid to employees.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

24

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '( )   Nothing in this section shall affect the operation of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 or any regulations under that Act.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

25

*Clause     5,     page     4,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '( )   The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations as to the descriptions of person to whom this section applies.

    ( )   Any such regulations—

      (a) may make different provision for different cases and circumstances, and

      (b) shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

    ( )   Before making any regulations under this section the Secretary of State shall consult such representative and other organisations as appears to him appropriate.'.

   

Mr Julian Brazier
Fiona Mactaggart

11

*Page     4,     line     7,     leave out Clause 5.


   

Fiona Mactaggart

26

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     leave out 'a voluntary organisation or volunteering body' and insert 'that organisation or body'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

27

*Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert—

'"institution" means a body corporate or unincorporated association that is formally constituted;'.   

Fiona Mactaggart

28

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     21,     leave out ', other than an employee,'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

29

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     2,     at end insert '(other than a person acting in his capacity as an employee of that organisation or body)'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

30

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     3,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

31

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     7,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

32

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     10,     leave out 'which' and insert 'to the extent that'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

33

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     11,     after 'business,' insert 'it'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

34

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     12,     leave out from 'gain;' to 'or' in line 14.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

35

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     16,     leave out 'school'.


   

Fiona Mactaggart

37

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     21,     leave out from 'person' to 'who' in line 24.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

38

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     24,     leave out 'activity or activities' and insert 'sport or adventure training'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

39

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     24,     leave out 'activity or activities' and insert 'prescribed activities'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

40

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     25,     after 'volunteer,' insert 'the employee (or the voluntary organisation or voluntary body by whom he is employed),'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

41

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     26,     leave out 'written'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

42

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     30,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Julian Brazier

1

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     31,     leave out from 'concerned' to end of line.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

43

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out 'that'.

   

Mr Julian Brazier

2

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out from 'person' to 'shares' in line 33.

   

Mr Julian Brazier

3

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   A parent or guardian who has agreed in writing to a Statement of Inherent Risk has a duty to inform his child of the need to obey any instructions given to him by a volunteer and to satisfy himself that the child will do so.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

44

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(2)   The Statement of Inherent Risk shall be in writing and shall—

      (a) set out the measures which the person presenting the Statement, and (if that person is acting in his capacity as an employee) the voluntary organisation or volunteering body employing him, has taken and intends to take during the course of the activity to minimise the risks set out in the Statement;

      (b) state the relevant qualifications held and training completed by the persons who will be involved in providing the activities;

      (c) list the relevant legal obligations of the person presenting the Statement, and (if that person is acting in his capacity as an employee) the voluntary organisation or volunteering body employing him;

      (d) include details of the methods of seeking compensation in the event of injury or harm as a result of the activity.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

45

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '( )   If the person undertaking the activity is aged less than sixteen, the Statement of Inherent Risk must require the person's parent or guardian to explain the risks set out in the Statement to that person.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

46

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

47

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     35,     leave out 'as' and insert 'that'.

   

Mr Julian Brazier

4

*Clause     2,     page     2,     line     37,     at end insert—

      '(aa) indicate the types of risk likely to be encountered when undertaking the activity, but need not be exhaustive.'.

 
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