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

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Mr Nick Raynsford

174

Schedule     1,     page     44,     line     43,     at end insert—

     '85A In section 29(2)(a) (modifications of Part 1 for Wales: authorities which are not best value authorities) omit "or (e)".'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

175

Schedule     1,     page     46,     line     21,     leave out from 'general)' to end of line 25 and insert 'omit paragraph (b) and the word "or" immediately preceding it.'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

147

Clause     52,     page     24,     line     26,     leave out from '2' to end of line and insert 'shall have effect'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

176

Schedule     2,     page     47,     line     19,     at end insert—

'London County Council (General Powers) Act 1949 (c lv)Section 51.'.
   

Mr Nick Raynsford

177

Schedule     2,     page     47,     line     22,     at end insert—

'Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 (c.56)Section 15.
In Schedule 2, paragraph 45.'.
   

Mr Nick Raynsford

178

Schedule     2,     page     47,     leave out lines 24 to 27.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

179

Schedule     2,     page     48,     line     4,     at end insert—

'Local Government Act 1999 (c.27)In section 29(2)(a), the words "or (e)".'.
   

Mr Nick Raynsford

180

Schedule     2,     page     48,     line     14,     column 2, at end insert—

'In section 101(7), paragraph (b) and the word "or" immediately preceding it.'.


   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

148

Clause     53,     page     24,     line     32,     after 'force', insert 'but after this Act has received Royal Assent'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

168

Clause     59,     page     26,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In its application to Wales, section 21(6) has effect with the omission of the words "and lay before Parliament".

    (1B)   In its application to Wales, section 24 has effect as if for "report to Parliament" there were substituted "publish a report".'.


NEW CLAUSES

Powers of entry: notices given electronically

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies if the notice required by section 44(3)(b) or (4) is transmitted to the person to whom it is required to be given ("the recipient")—

      (a) by means of an electronic communications network (within the meaning given by section 32 of the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21)), or

      (b) by other means but in a form that nevertheless requires the use of apparatus by the recipient to render it intelligible.

    (2)   The transmission has effect as a delivery of the notice to the recipient only if he has indicated to the fire and rescue authority on whose behalf the transmission is made his willingness to receive a notice under section 44 transmitted in the form and manner used.

    (3)   An indication to a fire and rescue authority for the purposes of subsection (2)—

      (a) must be given to the authority in any manner it requires;

      (b) may be a general indication or one that is limited to notices of a particular description;

      (c) must state the address to be used and must be accompanied by any other information which the authority requires for the making of the transmission;

      (d) may be modified or withdrawn at any time by a notice given to the authority in any manner it requires.

    (4)   If the making of the transmission has been recorded in the computer system of the fire and rescue authority on whose behalf it is made, it must be presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that the transmission—

      (a) was made to the person recorded in that system as receiving it;

      (b) was made at the time recorded in that system as the time of delivery;

      (c) contained the information recorded on that system in respect of it.'.


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—

      (i) schools,

      (ii) residential and nursing homes,

      (iii) houses of multiple occupation.'.


Emergency medical care

   

Mr Phillip Hammond
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Hugo Swire

NC4

To move the following Clause—

    '(1)   A fire and rescue authority must make provision for the purpose of:—

      (a) delivering emergency medical care to persons seriously injured by fire or the effects of fire, and

      (b) delivering emergency medical care to persons injured in road traffic accidents, and

      (c) providing other emergency medical care

       in situations where employees of the authority are first on the scene of an incident in relation to which the authority has functions under sections 7, 8 and 9.

    (2)   The level of provision that must be made under (1) above is that which it is reasonable to make having regard to:—

      (a) the number of such incidents to which the authority is required to respond;

      (b) the typical period of time during which the authority's employees are at the scene before the arrival of specialist medical or paramedical personnel, and

      (c) the conclusions of the consultation referred to in subsection (3).

    (3)   A fire and rescue authority must consult each NHS Ambulance Trust which has responsibility for responding to emergency incidents within its area not less than once in every two years about the level of provision it is appropriate for the authority to make in accordance with subsection (1).'.


Regional Management Board

   

Richard Younger-Ross
Dr John Pugh

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State will make an order for the formation of regional management boards.

    (2)   A board constituted under subsection (1) shall consist of elected representation from the authorities.

    (3)   The Secretary of State shall make payments to authorities for the formation of such boards established by subsection (1).'.


Regional assemblies

   

Richard Younger-Ross

Dr John Pugh

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   In its application Regional Assemblies, the following provisions of this Act have effect as if for each reference to the Secretary of State there were substituted a reference to the Regional Assemblies—

      (a) Parts 1 to 6;

      (b) sections 57 and 58.

    (2)   Sections 57(4) and (5) do not apply to an order or regulations made by the Regional Assemblies.

    (3)   For the purposes of this clause, a "Regional Assembly" means an elected assembly for a region that has been established pursuant to a referendum held under the Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Act 2003.'.


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.


ORDERS OF THE COMMITTEE [10th, 24th AND 26th 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 246 p.m. at the 6th sitting
Clauses 25 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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