Amendments proposed to the Legislative and Regulation Reform Bill - continued House of Commons

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Definition of 'burden'


Mr Oliver Heald


To move the following Clause:—

    'In this Act "burden" includes—

      (a) a restriction, requirement or condition (including one requiring the payment of fees or preventing the incurring of expenditure) or any sanction (whether criminal or otherwise) for failure to observe a restriction or to comply with a requirement or condition,

      (b) any limit on the statutory powers of any person (including a limit preventing the charging of fees or the incurring of expenditure), and

      (c) any matter which in the opinion of a Minister of the Crown causes inconvenience or imposes cost.'.

Small business


Mr Oliver Heald


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   An order made under section 1 must, where its application extends to small businesses, make specific provision to reduce the regulatory impact on small businesses where appropriate.

    (2)   In this section, the meaning of "small business" is the same as in section 249 of the Companies Act 1985.'.



Mr Oliver Heald


To move the following Clause:—

    'Part 1 of this Act shall cease to have effect at the end of the period of five years beginning with the day on which it is brought into force.'.



Mr Oliver Heald


To move the following Schedule:—

'Reserved areas of competence

      For the purposes of this Act, the reserved areas of competence are those relating to—

            (a)   provisions incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights;

            (b)   the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42);

            (c)   Parliament;

            (d)   the Civil Service;

            (e)   the courts;

            (f)   the registration and funding of political parties;

            (g)   international relations;

            (h)   defence;

            (i)   treason;

            (j)   terrorism; and

            (k)   national security.'.


    That the following provisions shall apply to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill:


    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 9th March 2006.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other Proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments) or on any further messages from the Lords may be programmed.

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