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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 26th April 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee C

 

Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill


 

[first Sitting]


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Not selected  1

 

Page  1,  line  1,  leave out Clause 1.

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  16,  after ‘who’ insert ‘without reasonable excuse’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  16,  leave out ‘assaults,’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  19,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  4,  leave out paragraph (a).

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(aa)    

that of a person employed by a fire and rescue authority in England and

 

Wales;

 

(ab)    

in relation to England and Wales, that of a person (other than a person

 

falling within paragraph (aa)) whose duties as an employee or as a

 

servant of the Crown involve—

 

(i)    

extinguishing fires; or

 

(ii)    

protecting life and property in the event of a fire;’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  7

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(ac)    

that of a person employed by a relevant NHS body in the provision of

 

ambulance services (including air ambulance services), or of a person

 

providing such services pursuant to arrangements made by, or at the

 

request of, a relevant NHS body;

 

(ad)    

that of a person providing services for the transport of organs, blood,

 

equipment or personnel pursuant to arrangements made by, or at the

 

request of, a relevant NHS body;’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  8

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out ‘on a body of water’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  at end insert ‘or recovery’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out paragraphs (d) to (h).

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  42,  leave out from ‘animals’ to the end of the line.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

serious harm to any building or other property; or’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In subsection (3) above “relevant NHS body” means—


 
 

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(a)    

in relation to England and Wales, an NHS foundation trust, National

 

Health Service trust, Special Health Authority, Primary Care Trust or

 

Local Health Board;

 

(b)    

in relation to Northern Ireland, a Health and Social Services trust or

 

Health and Social Services Board.’

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  46,  after ‘who’ insert ‘without reasonable excuse’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  46,  leave out ‘assaults,’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  16

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out ‘assaulted,’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  3,  leave out ‘1(3) or’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  5,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  19

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  14,  leave out from ‘section’ to ‘notwithstanding’ in line 15

 

and insert ‘2 or 3 of this Act’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  20

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  17,  after ‘vehicle,’ insert ‘vessel,’.


 
 

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Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  21

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  20,  leave out subsections (2) to (4).

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  22

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  35,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Not selected  23

 

Page  3,  line  38,  leave out Clause 5.

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  24

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  19,  leave out from ‘Act’ to end of line 22 and insert ‘is liable

 

on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  25

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  23,  leave out subsections (2) and (3).

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Not selected  26

 

Page  4,  line  30,  leave out Clause 7.

 

Clause Disagreed to.

 



 
 

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45

 

Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  27

 

Clause  8,  page  4,  line  35,  leave out from ‘Act’ to ‘such’ in line 38 and insert ‘so as

 

to add or remove a person or description of person to or from section 2(3) of this Act; and

 

may make’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  28

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  1,  leave out ‘them’ and insert ‘carrying them out’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  29

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Before making an order under subsection (1) which relates to Wales the Secretary

 

of State must consult the National Assembly for Wales.’

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  30

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Secretary of State may not make an order under subsection (1) which relates

 

to Northern Ireland without the consent of any Northern Ireland department with

 

responsibility for the emergency circumstances to which the persons being added

 

or removed, or persons of the description being added or removed, respond.’

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  31

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  7,  leave out ‘(Protection)’ and insert ‘(Obstruction)’.

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  32

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  11,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  33

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  13,  leave out ‘only’ and insert ‘and Northern Ireland’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

S.C.C.  Standing Committee Proceedings: 26th April 2006            

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Emergency Workers (Protection) Bill, continued

 
 

NEW CLAUSE

 

Repeals

 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Added  NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Section 44(3) and (4) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21) shall

 

cease to have effect.’.

 


 

Mr Alan Williams

 

Fiona Mactaggart

 

Agreed to  34

 

Title,  line  1,  leave out ‘assault or impede’ and insert ‘obstruct or hinder’.

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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