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Report Stage Proceedings: 28th February2006              

383

 

Government of Wales Bill, continued

 
 

Commencement of provisions relating to candidates at general elections

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

David Mundell

 

Mr Patrick McLoughlin

 

Not called  nc7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 7 comes into force on such day after the 2007 election as the Secretary of

 

State may by order appoint.

 

(2)    

But no order under subsection (1) may be made unless—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State has undertaken appropriate consultation with—

 

(i)    

the Assembly, and

 

(ii)    

each political party represented in the Assembly, and

 

(b)    

the Electoral Commission has made a report.

 

(3)    

No order under subsection (1) may be made unless a draft of the statutory

 

instrument containing the order has been laid before, and approved by a

 

resolution of, each House of Parliament.’.

 


 

Composition and chairing of committees

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

David Mundell

 

Mr Patrick McLoughlin

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Not called  nc8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The provision included in the standing orders in compliance with section 28(3)

 

must meet the requirements of this section.

 

(2)    

The provision must secure that the membership of each committee and sub-

 

committee reflects the balance of political parties represented in the Assembly.

 

(3)    

The provision must secure that, taken together, the chairmen of the committees

 

and sub-committees reflect the balance of political parties represented in the

 

Assembly.

 

(4)    

The provision must secure that the Presiding Officer decides questions arising

 

under provision made in compliance with this section.’.

 



 
 

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Public Expenditure Commission

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Hywel Williams

 

Adam Price

 

Not selected  nc9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Within three months of Royal Assent to this Act, Her Majesty’s Government shall

 

establish a commission to make recommendations concerning the future

 

allocation of public expenditure among England, Scotland, Wales and Northern

 

Ireland.

 

(2)    

The commission referred to in subsection (1) shall be referred to as “the Public

 

Expenditure Commission”.

 

(3)    

The Public Expenditure Commission shall include two members appointed by

 

each of the following—

 

(a)    

the Scottish Parliament,

 

(b)    

the National Assembly for Wales, and

 

(c)    

the Northern Ireland Assembly

 

(4)    

The Public Expenditure Commission shall include four members appointed by

 

the House of Commons.

 

(5)    

The Public Expenditure Commission shall publish, within one year following the

 

establishment of the commission, a report setting out recommendations

 

concerning the future allocation of government expenditure among England,

 

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

(6)    

The Public Expenditure Commission may consider and make recommendations

 

concerning the geographical allocation of public expenditure within England.

 

(7)    

The Public Expenditure Commission shall be guided in its considerations by the

 

principle that the geographical allocation of public expenditure should be

 

governed by the geographical distribution of the need for public expenditure.

 

(8)    

The Public Expenditure Commission shall commission statistical research to

 

enable it to carry out its duty under subsection (6).’.

 


 

Welsh language legislation

 

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

 

Hywel Williams

 

Adam Price

 

Not called  nc10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Sections 106 to 112 and 114 shall come into force on 1st April 2007 in respect of

 

subject 20 in Part 1 of Schedule 7 (the Welsh language).

 

(2)    

Section 102 shall not apply to the commencement of subsection (1).’.

 



 
 

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Allocation of funds

 

Lembit Öpik

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mark Williams

 

Jenny Willott

 

Negatived on division  NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall appoint a panel of not less than four and not more than

 

six experts to recommend the sums of money to be allocated to the Welsh

 

Consolidated Fund.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall publish in full the terms of any recommendations

 

made under subsection (1).

 

(3)    

The panel shall have regard to—

 

(a)    

the principle of fairness,

 

(b)    

the principle of transparency, and

 

(c)    

the particular needs of Wales.’.

 


 

Business scheme

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Jessica Morden

 

Added  NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Welsh Ministers must make a scheme (“the business scheme”) setting out

 

how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to take account of the

 

interests of business.

 

(2)    

The business scheme must specify how the Welsh Ministers propose—

 

(a)    

to carry out consultation about the exercise of such of their functions as

 

relate to matters affecting the interests of business, and

 

(b)    

to consider the impact of the exercise of their functions on the interests

 

of business.

 

(3)    

The Welsh Ministers—

 

(a)    

must keep the business scheme under review, and

 

(b)    

may from time to time remake or revise it.

 

(4)    

Before making, remaking or revising the business scheme, the Welsh Ministers

 

must consult such organisations representative of business (including trade

 

unions) and such other organisations as they consider appropriate.

 

(5)    

The Welsh Ministers must publish the business scheme when they make it and

 

whenever they remake it; and, if they revise the scheme without remaking it, they

 

must publish either the revisions or the scheme as revised (as they consider

 

appropriate).

 

(6)    

If the Welsh Ministers publish a scheme or revisions under subsection (5) they

 

must lay a copy of the scheme or revisions before the Assembly.

 

(7)    

The Welsh Ministers must—

 

(a)    

within the period of two years beginning with the day on which the

 

business scheme is first made, and


 
 

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(b)    

subsequently at intervals of no more than two years,

 

    

publish a report of how the proposals set out in the business scheme have been

 

implemented.

 

(8)    

The Welsh Ministers must lay before the Assembly a copy of each report

 

published under subsection (7).’.

 


 

Interval between referendums

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillian

 

Mr Dominic Grieve

 

David Mundell

 

Mr Patrick McLoughlin

 

Not called  NC13

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘No Order in Council under section 102 (1) (other than the first such Order in

 

Council) may be made until four years have elapsed after the referendum held by

 

virtue of the previous Order in Council under subsection (1).’.

 

Bill read the third time on division, and passed.

 


 
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