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Wednesday 16th June 2004

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Mr Eric Forth


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person who is ineligible to be employed or hold office in a civil capacity under the Crown by reason of the rules made under section 2 ("the rules") may appeal to a Crown Employment (Nationality) Rules Tribunal ("the Tribunal") for an exemption from the rules.

    (2)   In determining an appeal the Tribunal may recommend to a Minister of the Crown (or any person or body to whom the power has been delegated under section 2(3)) that an exemption to the rules be made.

    (3)   The Secretary of State shall make regulations with the respect to the composition, conduct and operation of the Tribunal.

    (4)   The Secretary of State may not make regulations under this section unless a draft of the regulations has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (5)   The power to make regulations under this section is exercisable by statutory instrument.'.

Limitation on scope of act


Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope


To move the following Clause:—

       'Nothing contained herein shall affect or change the current restrictions which apply to those holding ministerial office or to any person seeking any elected office or membership of any Parliament, Assembly or Council in any part of the United Kingdom (including Scotland and Northern Ireland) or the current restrictions on the appointment or bestowing of an honour.'.


Mr Eric Forth


*Page     1,     line     2     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (1).


Mr Eric Forth


*Page     1,     line     6     [Clause     1],     leave out subsection (2).


Mr Eric Forth


Page     1,     line     6     [Clause     1],     leave out from '92),' to the end of line 8 and insert 'in section 6 at the end, there is inserted 'except aliens of States which provide equivalent opportunities for UK citizens to be appointed to offices or places in their Civil Service.'.


Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope


Page     2,     line     11     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(6)   Any rules made under Clause 2, any changes made thereto and exemptions granted thereunder shall all be subject to an affirmative resolution of both Houses.'.


Mr Eric Forth


Page     2,     line     11     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(6)   Before making any rules under this section, the Minister (or person or body to whom the power has been delegated under subsection (3)) shall consult the Security Service, the Intelligence Service, GCHQ and any other organisation which he considers appropriate.'.

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