Amendments proposed to the Fire and Rescue Services Bill - continued House of Commons

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Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

74

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     9,     leave out 'must' and insert 'should'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

66

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     10,     leave out from 'with' to end of line and insert 'fire and rescue authorities for all areas which are contiguous with the area of the authority and may enter into a reinforcement scheme with any other fire and rescue authority.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

56

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     16,     after 'incurred', insert 'in providing such assistance under subsection (2) or'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

67

Clause     13,     page     7,     line     17,     at end insert 'and any liability to any third party arising from the operation of the scheme.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

35

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     34,     after 'may', insert 'by order'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

36

Clause     14,     page     7,     line     35,     leave out 'direction' and insert 'order'.

   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

75

Page     7,     line     25,     leave out Clause 14.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

37

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     5,     leave out ', 8 or 9'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

38

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     6,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

39

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   A fire and rescue authority may enter into arrangements with any person for securing provision of assistance for the discharge by the authority of a function conferred on it under sections 6, 8, 9 or 11'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

40

Clause     17,     page     8,     line     24,     after 'may', insert 'by order'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

41

Clause     17,     page     8,     line     26,     leave out 'direction' and insert 'order'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

42

Clause     17,     page     8,     line     29,     leave out 'give a direction' and insert 'make an order'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

43

Clause     17,     page     8,     line     29,     leave out from '(1)' to 'one' in line 30 and insert 'only if requested to do so by'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

44

Clause     17,     page     8,     line     34,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

45

Clause     17,     page     8,     line     35,     leave out 'give a direction' and insert 'make an order'.

   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

69

Page     8,     line     23,     leave out Clause 17.


   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

70

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     7,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   Subject to the following provisions a fire and rescue authority may charge a person for providing a service to them if:

      (a) the authority is authorised, but not required, by an enactment, to provide the service to them, and

      (b) they have agreed to the provision.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

46

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '(c) the discharge of the functions conferred on the authority under section 8(1);'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

47

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '(d) the discharge of any functions conferred on the authority under section 9 (other than charging to another fire and rescue authority in respect of functions discharged in that authority's area by virtue of section 9(2))'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

48

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '(e) the provision of emergency medical assistance in circumstances where such assistance would be provided without charge by an NHS Ambulance Trust'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

49

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     12,     at end insert—

      '(f) the provision of anything which it is the authority's duty to provide under section 6(2)'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

50

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     13,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

71

Clause     19,     page     9,     leave out lines 16 to 18 and insert—

       'If a fire and rescue authority decide to charge for taking an action of particular description—'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

51

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     20,     leave out 'charge' and insert 'specify'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

52

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     20,     after 'amounts', insert 'as payable'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

53

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     22,     after 'charge', insert '(other than a charge for fire safety consultancy services provided by agreement to owners or occupiers of commercial premises, being services of a type also available from non-fire and rescue authority providers and not being services which the authority has a duty to provide under section 6(2))'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

55

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     24,     after first 'the', insert 'marginal'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

54

Clause     19,     page     9,     line     27,     after 'considers', insert 'likely to be affected by such a charge and may consult any other persons he considers'.


   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

80

Clause     22,     page     11,     line     2,     at end insert—

      (d) or to take any other order required not covered out by subsection (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Fire and Rescue Authority: discharge of functions

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   It shall be the duty of a fire and rescue authority to make provision for the discharge of the functions conferred on it by sections 6, 7, 8 and 9 with economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

    (2)   A fire and rescue authority shall formally review the arrangements it has made under the provisions of sections 13, 15 and 16 at least once every two years and shall satisfy itself that the arrangements it has in place under these sections and the provision it has made for discharging its functions under sections 6, 7, 8 and 9 discharge with its duty under subsection (1).

    (3)   The Secretary of State may provide such support and assistance as he considers necessary to fire and rescue authorities in discharging their obligations under this section and to assist them in using their powers under sections 13, 15 and 16 to ensure that their functions are discharged with the greatest possible economy, efficiency and effectiveness.'.


Operational and training duties

   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State may give direction for—

      (a) A fire and rescue authority to compensate employers who release employees to undertake operational and training duties under the retained duty system.

      (b) A fire and rescue authority to expand monies on awards to employers in acknowledgement for their support of their community in releasing employees to undertake operational and training duties under the retained duty system.

      (c) For all public sector employers where practical to support their employees who undertake operational and training duties under the retained duty system.'.


Sprinkler and misting systems

   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   The Secretary of State shall—

      (a) require sprinkler or misting systems to be provided in all:

      (i) new schools,

      (ii) new housing,

      (iii) new homes with multiple occupation,

      (iv) new residential and nursing homes.

      (b) review section (5)(3)(c) of the Fire Precaution Act 1971 and make provision, where appropriate, for a sprinkler system in—

      (a) schools,

      (b) residential and nursing homes,

      (c) houses of multiple occupation.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [26TH JANUARY 2004]

       That the following provisions shall apply to the Fire and Rescue Services 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 Tuesday 2nd March 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.

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

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further Message from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [10th FEBRUARY 2004]

    That—   

    (1)   during proceedings on the Fire and Rescue Services Bill the Standing Committee shall meet when the House is sitting on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

    (2)   10 sittings shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill in Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order specified in the Table below;

    (4)   the proceedings specified in the first column of the Table shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 2011.25 a.m. at the 5th sitting
Clauses 21 to 365 p.m. at the 8th sitting
Clauses 37 to 51, Schedule 1, Clause 52, Schedule 2, Clauses 53 to 61, New Clauses, New Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill.5 p.m. at the 10th sitting


 
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