Amendments proposed to the Northern Ireland (miscellaneous Provisions) Bill - continued House of Commons

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Abolition of nationality requirements: removal of existing requirements

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady

NC13

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 3 of the Act of Settlement (which, subject to exceptions, prevents persons born outside the United Kingdom from holding certain offices) does not prevent any person from being employed or holding office in a civil capacity under the Crown—

      (a) in the Northern Ireland Civil Service;

      (b) in the Home Civil Service in posts related, in part or whole, to Northern Ireland.

    (2)   Section 6 of the Aliens Restriction (Amendment) Act 1919 (c. 92), (which, subject to exceptions, prevents the appointment of aliens to posts in the Civil Service) does not prevent any person from being employed or holding office in a civil capacity under the Crown—

      (a) in the Northern Ireland Civil Service;

      (b) in the Home Civil Service in posts related, in part or whole, to Northern Ireland.'.


Abolition of nationality requirements: power to impose new nationality requirements

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady

NC14

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Rules may be made with regard to posts falling within the scope of section (abolition of nationality requirements: removal of existing requirements) imposing requirements as to nationality which must be satisfied by a person employed or holding office in a civil capacity under the Crown specified in the rules.

    (2)   The rules may not apply to nationals of the European Economic Area.

    (3)   The rules may be made—

      (a) by the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, acting jointly, in the case of the Northern Ireland Civil Service;

      (b) by a Minister of the Crown in the case of the Home Civil Service.

    (4)   The rules may include provision—

      (a) exempting persons of a description specified in the rules who were first employed, or first held in the capacity in question before a specified date, and

      (b) allowing any Minister or other person or body to grant exemptions.

    (5)   The references in—

      (a) section 75(5)(b) of the Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74) (rules relating to nationality etc. of persons employed in service of Crown), and

      (b) Article 71(5)(b) of the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 1997/869 (N.I. 6)) (corresponding provision for Northern Ireland),

    to the implementation of rules include the grant of (or refusal to grant) exemptions under subsection (4)(b).'.


Abolition of nationality requirements: repeals

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady

NC15

*To move the following Clause:—

    'Article 3 of the European Communities (Employment in the Civil Service) Order 1991 (SI 1991/1221) is repealed.'.


Primacy in intelligence gathering

   

Mark Durkan
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Mr Eddie McGrady

NC16

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Police Service of Northern Ireland shall retain primacy in matters of intelligence gathering in Northern Ireland.

    (2)   For the purposes of subsection (1), "primacy in matters of intelligence gathering in Northern Ireland" shall include in particular lead responsibility in Northern Ireland for the—

      (a) strategic assessment of intelligence needs;

      (b) overall assessment of intelligence gathered;

      (c) appropriate dissemination of intelligence gathered;

      (d) recruitment, conduct and use of covert human intelligence sources;

      (e) interception of communications;

      (f) deployment of directed and intrusive surveillance.

    (3)   Subsection (1) applies whether or not the intelligence concerned relates or may relate to national security.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [13th MARCH 2006]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill:

Committal

    1.   The following shall be committed to a Committee of the whole House—

      (a) Clauses Nos. 1 to 7;

      (b) Clauses Nos. 10 to 12;

      (c) Clauses Nos. 19 to 22;

      (d) Schedule No. 2;

      (e) any new Clauses, other than any new Clauses relating to Part 2 or Part 4 of the Bill;

      (f) any new Schedules, other than any new Schedules relating to Part 2 or Part 4 of the Bill.

    2.   The remainder of the Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Committee

    3.   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

    4.   The proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 7, new Clauses relating to Part 1 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to Part 1 of the Bill, Clauses 10 to 12, new Clauses relating to Part 3 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to Part 3 of the Bill, Clause 19, Schedule 2, Clauses 20 to 22, new Clauses relating to Part 5 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to part 5 of the Bill, other new Clauses, other new Schedules.

    5.   The proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the second day.

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to the proceedings in Committee of the whole House.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    7.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 27th April 2006.

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

Proceedings after Committee

    9.   When the provisions of the Bill considered respectively by the Committee of the whole House and by the Standing Committee have been reported to the House, the Bill shall be proceeded with as if it had been reported as a whole from the Standing Committee.

Consideration and Third Reading

    10.   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.

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

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

Other proceedings

    13.   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.


NORTHERN IRELAND (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL
(PROGRAMME) (NO. 2)

   

Mr Secretary Hain
That the Order of 13th March 2006 (Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (Programme)) be varied as follows:

    1.   Paragraphs 3 to 5 of the Order shall be omitted.

    2.   Proceedings in Committee of the whole House shall be completed in two days.

    3.   Those proceedings shall be taken on each of those days as shown in the first column of the Table and in the order so shown.

    4.   Each part of those proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to it in the second column of the Table.

First Day                         

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 7, new Clauses relating to Part 1 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to Part 1 of the Bill, Clauses 10 to 12, new Clauses relating to Part 3 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to Part 3 of the Bill.The moment of interruption on the first day.

Second Day                         

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clause 19, Schedule 2, Clauses 20 to 22, new Clauses relating to Part 5 of the Bill, new Schedules relating to Part 5 of the Bill, other new Clauses, other new Schedules.The moment of interruption on the second day.
    5.   In paragraph 7 of the Order, for "Thursday 27th April" there shall be substituted "Tuesday 2nd May".


 
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