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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 2nd March 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE G


FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [10th, 24th and 26th February].

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

120

Clause     33,     page     16,     line     8,     leave out from 'conviction' to 'to' in line 9.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

121

Clause     33,     page     16,     line     12,     leave out subsection (6)(a)(ii).

   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

181

Clause     33,     page     16,     line     28,     at end add—

    '(10)   The Secretary of State shall provide a separate flexible pension scheme for firefighters employed on the retained duty system within six months of the enactment of this Bill.

    (11)   The retirement age of firefighters will be determined by their willingness and fitness to serve beyond the age of 55.'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

122

Clause     34,     page     16,     line     37,     leave out from '(2)' to end of line and insert 'The following are the questions to which subsection (1)(a) applies.'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

152

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     36,     at end insert 'as a fire-fighter'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

123

Clause     36,     page     17,     line     37,     at end add 'but nothing in this section shall prevent a fire and rescue authority entering into arrangements with a police authority for the discharge of any of its functions by members of a police force employed by that police authority.'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

124

Clause     37,     page     18,     line     11,     leave out 'an agreement' and insert 'any agreement entered into by the fire and rescue authority'.


   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

188

Clause     41,     page     19,     line     13,     at end insert—

'(a) where such a notice or mark would be fixed to a listed building the Fire and Rescue Authority shall consult with the Planning Authority on the appropriate style and fixing of the notice or mark.'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

125

Clause     41,     page     19,     line     25,     after 'authority,' insert 'authorised by an agreement made under section 38'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

126

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     35,     leave out from 'give' to 'in' in line 36 and insert 'notice as soon as practicable of his intention'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

127

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     37,     leave out from 'give' to first 'in' in line 38 and insert 'notice as soon as practicable of his intention'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

128

Clause     42,     page     19,     line     40,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

129

Clause     43,     page     20,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(aa)   if he reasonably believes a fire to be about to break out, for the purpose of preventing the fire or protecting life or property.'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

130

Clause     43,     page     20,     line     18,     at end insert 'and for the purpose of protecting life and property.'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

131

Clause     43,     page     20,     line     30,     after 'with,' insert ', or fails to comply with a direction given by,'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

132

Clause     44,     page     21,     line     6,     leave out from 'admission' to 'dwelling' in line 7 and insert 'by virtue of his powers under subsection (1) to any premises occupied as a'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

133

Clause     44,     page     21,     line     9,     after 'not' insert 'by virtue of his powers'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

134

Clause     44,     page     21,     line     9,     leave out 'as of right'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

135

Clause     44,     page     21,     line     12,     leave out 'private'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

136

Clause     44,     page     21,     line     29,     after 'a' insert 'premises occupied as a'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

137

Clause     44,     page     21,     line     34,     after 'any', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

138

Clause     44,     page     21,     line     40,     leave out from 'time' to end and insert 'whilst he is on the premises.'


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

139

Clause     45,     page     22,     line     8,     after 'records', insert 'which he reasonably believes to be relevant to the investigation'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

140

Clause     45,     page     22,     line     11,     at end insert 'reasonably'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

141

Clause     45,     page     22,     line     12,     at end insert 'for the purpose of the investigation'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

142

Clause     45,     page     22,     line     13,     leave out from 'but' to third 'it' in line 14 and insert 'only if'.

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

143

Clause     45,     page     22,     line     16,     leave out from 'but' to second 'it' in line 17 and insert 'only if'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

144

Clause     46,     page     23,     line     17,     at end insert '(not being the dwelling in question)'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

145

Clause     47,     page     23,     line     27,     after 'fire', insert ', road traffic accident or other emergency in respect of which the authority has a function under section 9'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

146

Clause     51,     page     24,     line     10,     leave out from '1' to end of line and insert 'shall have effect'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

169

Schedule     1,     page     34,     line     13,     at end insert—

 '33A The Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 is amended as follows.

33B (1) Schedule 2 (official pensions) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraphs 16 and 16A substitute—

 "16 A pension payable by a Secretary of State in accordance with a scheme brought into operation under section 33 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004.

 16A A pension which is payable—

(a)   by a Secretary of State under regulations made under section 24 of the Superannuation Act 1972; and

(b)   to or in respect of a person in respect of whose service a payment may be made under a scheme brought into operation under section 33 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004."

(3) For paragraph 44 substitute—

 "44 A pension payable by a fire and rescue authority in accordance with a scheme brought into operation under section 33 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004."'.

(4) Omit paragraph 45.'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

170

Schedule     1,     page     34,     line     14,     leave out 'to the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

171

Schedule     1,     page     34,     line     21,     at end insert—

'Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)

  In section 24(1)(a) of the Superannuation Act 1972 (compensation for loss of office), for "in relation to whom a Scheme may be made in accordance with section 26 of the Fire Services Act 1947 (Firemen's Pension Scheme)" substitute "in respect of whose service payments may be made under a scheme brought into operation under section 33 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004".'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

172

Schedule     1,     page     44,     line     37,     at end insert—

 '84A The Local Government Act 1999 is amended as follows.'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

173

Schedule     1,     page     44,     line     38,     leave out 'of the Local Government Act 1999'.

 
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