Amendments proposed to the Civil Contingencies Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Patrick Mercer

62

Page     15,     line     37     [Clause     22],     at end insert 'with the exception of industrial action that would lead to the endangerment of human life or property, or cause illness or injury'.

   

Patrick Mercer

69

Page     15,     line     37     [Clause     22],     at end insert—

    '(c)   require a person to act in breach of the human rights provided for by the Human Rights Act 1998'.


   

Patrick Mercer

73

Page     16,     line     13     [Clause     23],     at end insert—

      '(d) competence and demonstration of said competence'.


   

Patrick Mercer

63

Page     17,     line     22     [Clause     26],     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

    '(a)   these regulations shall be put to a joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament consisting of members of the Privy Council chosen to reflect the political balance of the House of Commons (hereafter to be known as the Emergency Powers Committee), before their acceptance, to provide an initial and acceptable parliamentary check.'.

   

Patrick Mercer

70

Page     17,     line     22     [Clause     26],     leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

      '(a)     (i) these regulations shall be put to a Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament consisting of members of the Privy Council chosen to reflect the political balance of the House of Commons (hereafter referred to as the Emergency Powers Committee), before their acceptance, to provide an initial and acceptable parliamentary check.

      (ii) a senior Minister of the Crown shall then, as soon as is reasonably practicable, lay the regulations before Parliament, provided that he believes on reasonable grounds that he has used his best endeavours to consult the Emergency Powers Committee.

      (iii) a senior Minister of the Crown may dispense with the requirements of paragraph (a) above if he believes on reasonable grounds that it is necessary to do so by reason of urgency.'.

   

Mr Richard Shepherd
Mr William Cash
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews
Mr Richard Allan
Mr Alistair Carmichael

3

Page     17,     line     43     [Clause     26],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Paragraph (1) of House of Commons Standing Order No. 16 (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union Documents) shall not apply to proceedings in the House of Commons under this section.'.


   

Patrick Mercer

74

Page     17,     line     45     [Clause     26],     leave out paragraph (a).


   

Patrick Mercer

75

Page     18,     line     1     [Clause     26],     leave out 'affect anything' and insert 'render unlawful'.

   

Mr William Cash

4

Page     18,     line     41     [Clause     29],     at end insert—

    '(3)   Emergency regulations may make provision to disapply or modify an enactment under section 21(3)(j) only if a draft of the regulations or order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament'.


NEW SCHEDULE

   

Mr Oliver Heald
Patrick Mercer

NS1

To move the following Schedule:—

'Constitutional Enactments

       Magna Carta 1297

       Bill of Rights 1688

       Crown and Parliament Recognition Act 1689

       Act of Settlement 1700

       Union with Scotland Act 1707

       Union with Ireland Act 1800

       Parliament Act 1911

       Parliament Act 1949

       Life Peerages Act 1958

       Emergency Powers Act 1964

       European Communities Act 1972

       House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

       Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975

       British Nationality Act 1981

       Supreme Court Act 1981

       Representation of the People Act 1983

       Government of Wales Act 1998

       Human Rights Act 1998

       Northern Ireland Act 1998

       Scotland Act 1998

       House of Lords Act 1999

       Civil Contingencies Act, Part II and
           Schedule (Constitutional enactments).


   

Mr Douglas Alexander

95

Page     23,     line     16     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'relate to maritime and coastal matters.' and insert 'include responding to maritime and coastal emergencies (excluding the investigation of accidents).'.


   

Mr Douglas Alexander

96

Page     26,     line     19     [Schedule     2],     at end insert—

'Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)

In section 138 of the Local Government Act 1972 (emergency powers)—

            (a)   subsection (1A) shall cease to have effect, and

            (b)   in subsection (3) for "subsections (1) and (1A) above" substitute "subsection (1) above".'.


   

Mr Douglas Alexander

97

Page     28,     line     27     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

'The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1959 (c. 70).In paragraph 2 of Schedule 4, the entry relating to the Civil Defence Act 1948.'.
   

Mr Douglas Alexander

98

Page     28,     line     35     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

'The Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77).In Schedule 4, the entry relating to the Civil Defence Act 1948.'.
   

Mr Douglas Alexander

99

Page     28,     line     39     [Schedule     3],     at end insert—

'The Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70).Section 138(1A).'.


 
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