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Amendment Paper as at
Wednesday 19th May 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE C


STANDING COMMITTEE C

PROMOTION OF VOLUNTEERING BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [5th May], as follows:—

Clauses 3 to 5, Clauses 1 and 2, Clauses 6 and 7, remaining proceedings on the Bill.


   

Clause 1 (Interpretation)
Amendment (No. 38) proposed, in page 2, line 24, to leave out the words 'activity or activities' and insert the words 'sport or adventure training'.—(Fiona Mactaggart)

    Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

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).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

43

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

   

Mr Julian Brazier

64

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

    '(2)   The statement of Inherent Risk shall indicate—

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

      (b) that the person undertaking the activity shall obey the instructions given by the person who will be involved in providing the activities;

      (c) that, if the person undertaking the activity is aged less than sixteen, the person's parent or guardian must—

      (i) explain the risks set out in the Statement to the person, and

      (ii) inform that person of the need to obey the person who will be involved in providing the activities; and

      (d) that, if the person undertaking the activity is aged sixteen or over, he shares responsibility for the safe conduct of the activity.'.

   

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.'.

   

Mr Julian Brazier

66

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Statement of Inherent Risk—

      (a) may relate to the activity or activities which are regularly administered or managed by or under the control of the volunteer, employee, voluntary organisation or volunteering body or to an exceptional activity or activities including a school visit, and

      (b) need only be presented once to the adult person concerned or the parent or guardian of the child concerned.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

48

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Statement of Inherent Risk shall be signed—

      (a) by or on behalf of the person presenting the Statement;

      (b) if that person is an employee, on behalf of the voluntary organisation or volunteering body by whom he is employed;

      (c) if the person undertaking the activity is aged at least sixteen, by that person;

      (d) if the person undertaking the activity is aged less than sixteen but at least eleven, by that person and by his parent or guardian;

      (e) if the person undertaking the activity is aged less than eleven, by his parent or guardian.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

49

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     47,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

50

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     49,     leave out from 'and' to 'in' in line 1 on page 3 and insert 'the Statement has been duly signed in accordance with subsection (3A),'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

51

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     2,     after 'duty' insert 'in respect of the participation by a person in an activity to which the Statement related'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

52

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     3,     leave out 'the employee's voluntary organisation or volunteering body,' and insert 'the employee, the voluntary organisation or volunteering body by whom he is employed, the voluntary organisation or the volunteering body'.

   

Mr Julian Brazier

7

Clause     2,     page     3,     leave out line 12 and insert 'the volunteer has shown a reckless disregard for safety.'.

   

Mr Julian Brazier

8

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   A court shall not take the absence of a Statement of Inherent Risk into account in deciding whether a volunteer is negligent.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

55

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '( )   In subsection (1) "prescribed activities" means such activities as may be prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

    ( )   Any such regulations 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.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

56

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     13,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

57

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     16,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

58

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     19,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Fiona Mactaggart

59

Clause     2,     page     3,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '( )   In this section "guardian" means a guardian of a child within the meaning of the Children Act 1989 and includes a special guardian within the meaning of that Act.'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

36

Page     2,     line     18,     leave out Clause 2.


   

Fiona Mactaggart

60

Page     4,     line     16,     leave out Clause 6.


   

Fiona Mactaggart

61

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may appoint by order and different days may be so appointed for different purposes.'.


 
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