Amendments proposed to the Equality Bill [Lords], As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Public authorities and human rights

   

Sandra Gidley
Dr Evan Harris

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section applies to any establishment or agency within the scope of sections 1 to 4 of the Care Standards Act 2000.

    (2)   Any care establishment or agency is deemed to be a public authority in relation to the provision of care services subject to the Care Standards Act for the purpose of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.'.


Provision for left-handed people

   

Rob Marris
Peter Luff

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

    'In the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, after section 1(2) there is inserted—

          "(3)   For the purposes of this Act the meaning of "disability" includes someone who is predominantly left-handed."'.


Provision relating to height

   

Rob Marris

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

    'In the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, after section 1(2) there is inserted—

          "(3)   For the purposes of this Act the meaning of "disability" includes someone who's height is greater than, or less than 95 per cent. of the average height of other people of the same age."'.


Discrimination on grounds of gender reassignment

   

Lynne Jones
Dr Evan Harris
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Ms Katy Clark
Mr Tim Boswell
Sandra Gidley

Mr Dominic Grieve

NC9

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about discrimination or harassment on grounds of gender reassignment.

    (2)   In subsection (1) "gender reassignement" has the meaning given by subsection 35.

    (3)   The regulations may, in particular—

      (a) make provision of a kind similar to Part 2 of this Act;

      (b) define discrimination;

      (c) define harrassment;

      (d) make provision for enforcement (which may, in particular, include provision—

      (i) creating a criminal offence of a kind similar to, and with the same maximium penalties as, an offence created by an enactment relating to discrimination or equality,

      (ii) about validity and revision of contracts,

      (iii) about discriminatory advertisements, and

      (iv) about instructing or causing discrimination or harrassment;

      (e) provide for exceptions (whether or not of a kind similar to those provided for by Part 2 of this Act or any other enactment relating to discrimination or equality);

      (f) make provisions which apply generally or only in specified cases or circumstances;

      (g) make different provisions or different cases or circumstances;

      (h) include incidental or consequential provision (which may include provision for amending an enactment);

      (i) include transitional provision.

    (4)   The regulations—

      (a) shall be made by statutory instrument, and

      (b) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and apprvoved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (5)   In subsection (3) (h) "enactment" includes an enactment in or under an Act of the Scottish Parliament.'.


Guidance on the application of prohibition in relation to school transport

   

Dr Evan Harris

NC10

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall issue guidance under section setting out how the provisions of part 2 in relation to school transport shall be implemented.

    (2)   Such guidance under subsection (1) shall have particular regard to—

      (a) the obligations retained for all schools which are public authorities under the Human Rights Act 1998 to comply with the duty of non-discrimination irrespective of the exceptions which apply under this Act; and

      (b) the duty not to discriminate on the grounds of religion or belief and to carry out public functions with due regard to the Human Rights Act 1998 in relation to school transport under sections 51 (2) (b) and 52 (4) (k) and (v).

    (3)   Part 2 pf this Act shall not come into force until the guidance issued under subsection (1) has been issued.'.


   

Mr Patrick McLoughlin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing

43

*Page     6,     line     2     [Clause     10],     leave out 'particular.'.


   

Secretary Alan Johnson

11

Page     12,     line     1     [Clause     21],     leave out '24(1)(a).' and insert '24(1).'.


   

John McDonnell
Mrs Katy Clark
Mrs Linda Riordan
Kelvin Hopkins
Lynne Jones
Jeremy Corbyn

21

Page     18,     line     44     [Clause     29],     leave out from 'Commission' to end of line 45 and insert 'shall consider any application for assistance from an individual and may provide assistance if—'.


   

John McDonnell
Ms Katy Clark
Mrs Linda Riordan
Kelvin Hopkins
Lynne Jones
Jeremy Corbyn

22

Page     19,     line     22     [Clause     29],     at end insert—

      '(ab) case work aid;'.

   

Mr Patrick McLoughlin
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mrs Eleanor Laing

44

*Page     19,     line     25     [Clause     29],     after 'assistance', insert 'including, but not limited to, meeting the costs of any other party to any legal proceedings in the event that the individual assisted is not successful in his claim.'.


   

Sandra Gidley
Dr Evan Harris

27

*Page     21,     line     14     [Clause     31],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   A person established by an Act of the Scottish Parliament and whose principal duties relate to human rights and are similar to any of the Commission's duties under section 9 shall be taken to have title and interest in relation to the subject matter of any legal proceedings in Scotland which it has capacity to institute, or in which it has capacity to intervene by virtue of subsection (1).'.


   

John McDonnell
Ms Katy Clark
Mrs Linda Riordan
Kelvin Hopkins
Lynne Jones
Jeremy Corbyn

23

Page     26,     line     20     [Clause     39],     at end add—

      '(iii) all staff transferring to the Commission from the former Commissions shall be deemed to have continuity of service for the purposes of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme.'.

   

John McDonnell
Ms Katy Clark
Mrs Linda Riordan
Kelvin Hopkins
Lynne Jones
Jeremy Corbyn

24

Page     26,     line     20     [Clause     39],     at end add—

    '(6)   The protection afforded by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment Regulations 1981 (S.I. 1981, No. 1794)) shall apply to all staff of the former Commissions whenever they join the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Eric Forth

19

Page     28,     line     27     [Clause     44],     after 'religious', insert ', political'.

   

Secretary Alan Johnson

That Clause 28 be transferred to the end of line 20 on page 28.


   

Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Patrick McLoughlin

30

*Page     29,     line     23     [Clause     45],     leave out 'not in good faith.'.


   

Mr Edward Leigh

28

*Page     30,     line     1     [Clause     46],     at end insert 'but not a boarding house with accomodation for under 12 persons where the owner or his near relatives reside on the premises,'.

   

Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Patrick McLoughlin

31

*Page     30,     line     13     [Clause     46],     leave out 'reasonably.'.

   

Secretary Alan Johnson

12

Page     30,     line     14     [Clause     46],     leave out 'to refuse' and insert 'refusing'.


   

Mr Edward Leigh

29

*Page     31,     line     29     [Clause     42],     at end add—

    '(4)   For the purposes of this part, "premises" shall include a boarding house or similar establishment with accomodation for under 12 persons.'.


   

Secretary Alan Johnson

15

Page     32,     line     16     [Clause     50],     leave out '49(1)' and insert '49(1)(a), (b) and (c)(i) and (ii)'.


   

Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Patrick McLoughlin

32

*Page     35,     line     44     [Clause     52],     at end—

      '(h) action in relation to the holding of acts of worship or other religious observance by or on behalf of the public authority.'.


   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Mark Oaten
Sir Menzies Campbell
Andrew Stunell
Sandra Gidley

34

*Page     39,     line     3     [Clause     57],     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) in order to avoid conflicting with the strongly held religious convictions or beliefs of a significant number of persons of the religion or belief to which the organisation relates.'.

   

Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Dominic Grieve
Mr Patrick McLoughlin

33

*Page     39,     line     11     [Clause     57],     at end add—

    '(7)   Nothing in this part shall make it unlawful for a member of an organisation in subsection (1) to provide goods and services solely to members of that organisation from which a profit may be derived.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Mark Oaten
Sir Menzies Campbell
Andrew Stunell
Sandra Gidley

38

*Page     39,     line     16     [Clause     58],     leave out 'imposed' and insert 'reasonably justified.'.

 
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