Amendments proposed to the Promotion of Volunteering Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Non-application for injuries of maximum severity

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

NC25

To move the following Clause:—

       'This Act shall not apply in respect of civil proceedings for personal injury where the injuries concerned are of maximum severity within the meaning of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines on personal injury damages.'.


Liability under Occupiers Liability Act 1957

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

NC26

To move the following Clause:—

       'Nothing in this Act shall remove or reduce liability under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 from a farmer or landowner.'.


Legal effect

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

NC27

To move the following Clause:—

       'Nothing in this Act shall avoid the legal effect of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.'.


Risk assessments

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

NC28

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   It shall be the duty of any volunteer, employee or voluntary body to whom this act applies

      (a) to undertake a risk assessment,

      (b) to identify risks or potential harm to people or a building,

      (c) to ensure that the risk assessment complies with any rules, advice or guidance of any body governing the activity,

      (d) to document any such risk assessment, and

      (e) to ensure that all those who undertake the risk assessment are suitably trained, qualified and experienced.

    (2)   Failure to perform this duty shall be a criminal offence punishable on summary conviction to a fine at level 3.

    (3)   Failure to perform the risk assessment shall disentitle the volunteer, employee or voluntary body from reliance on any of the other provisions of this Act.'.


Exclusion of claims in respect of death or serious injury

   

Fiona Mactaggart

NC30

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Nothing in this Act shall affect—

      (a) an action for damages under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (c.30); or

      (b) any other claim in respect of death or serious injury.

    (2)   In this section, "serious injury" includes damage to an internal organ and impairment of a bodily function.'.


Exclusion of claims by protected persons

   

Fiona Mactaggart

NC31

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person to whom this Act applies may not present a statement of inherent risk to a protected person (or, if he is aged less than sixteen, to his parent or guardian).

    (2)   Nothing in this Act shall affect a claim brought by or on behalf of a protected person.

    (3)   A person is a "protected person" if he is—

      (a) a person who has a learning difficulty, or

      (b) a person who has a mental disability.

    (4)   For the purposes of this section, a person has a learning difficulty if——

      (a) he has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of persons of his age, or

      (b) he has a disability which either prevents or hinders him from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for persons of his age by schools or other institutions providing education or training.

    (5)   For the purposes of this section, "mental disability" means a disability or disorder of the mind or brain, whether permanent or temporary, which results in an impairment or disturbance of mental functioning.'.


   

Mr Julian Brazier
Mr Frank Dobson
Mr John Burnett

139

*Page     1,     line     1,     leave out Clause 1.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

104

Page     1,     line     2     [Clause     1],     at end insert '"activity" means participation in amateur sport, adventure training, and any other amateur pursuit involving vigorous physical activity'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

105

Page     1,     line     2     [Clause     1],     at end insert '"activity" means any amateur pursuit involving vigorous physical activity listed in regulations approved by both Houses of Parliament'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

106

Page     1,     line     2     [Clause     1],     at end insert '"activity" means any amateur pursuit listed by order by the Secretary of State'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

142

*Page     1     [Clause     1],     leave out lines 3 to 5.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

143

*Page     1,     line     6     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'employee' to end of line 13 and insert '" means an employee of a voluntary organisation;'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

30

Page     1,     line     7     [Clause 1],     after 'person' insert 'who has no other contractual arrangement with that organisation or body'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

31

Page     1,     line     7     [Clause 1],     after 'person', insert 'who has no other contractual arrangement with that organisation or body and has had no such arrangement in the previous 3 years'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

16

Page     1,     line     7     [Clause     1],     after 'organisation', insert 'who is not a director or office holder of the organisation'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

7

Page     1,     line     7     [Clause     1],     after 'body', insert 'on a contract which provides for a maximum number of hours work per week'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

9

Page     1,     line     7     [Clause     1],     after 'body', insert 'who is not a director or other office holder of that organisation or body'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

8

Page     1,     line     8     [Clause     1],     after 'responsibilities', insert '(which are not responsibilities within his job description or job title)'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

28

Page     1,     line     8     [Clause 1],     after 'responsibilities', insert 'evidenced in writing'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

29

Page     1,     line     9     [Clause 1],     after 'services', insert 'evidenced in writing'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

11

Page     1,     line     12     [Clause     1],     after 'expenses', insert 'limited to 1 per cent. of his basic contractual salary'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

12

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     1],     after 'expenses', insert 'as evidenced by vouched receipts'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

144

*Page     1     [Clause     1],     leave out lines 14 and 15.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

13

Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     1],     after 'constituted', insert 'and registered with the Charities Commission'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

145

*Page     1     [Clause     1],     leave out lines 16 to 18.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

10

Page     1,     line     16     [Clause     1],     after 'employed', insert '(but not on a contract which provides for overtime to be worked for payment or for time off in lieu)'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

15

Page     1,     line     17     [Clause     1],     after 'organisation', insert 'on a fixed hours contract that does not provide for payment of overtime or time off in lieu of overtime'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

14

Page     1,     line     17     [Clause     1],     leave out 'whether or not paid at the time'.

   

Fiona Mactaggart

146

*Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     leave out from beginning to end of line 22 and insert 'a body the activities of which are carried on otherwise than for profit, but does not include a public or local authority.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

107

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     after 'purposes', insert 'except in both cases, when that organisation has the character of a business'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

128

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     after 'purposes', insert 'but excluding schools, youth organisations or youth clubs'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

1

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'but in either case shall not include a school or other educational establishment.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

2

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'but in either case shall not include a church or other religious establishment.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

3

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'but in either case shall not include a housing assocation.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

4

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end 'but in either case shall not include any organisation established by central Government or a local authority.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

5

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'but in either case shall not include any organisation with a turnover in excess of £100,000 or such other figure as shall be prescribed by order.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore [R]

6

Page     1,     line     22     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'but in either case shall not include any organisation involved with training with firearms or other weapons.'.



 
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