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Consideration of Lords Amendments


Government of Wales Bill


On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Government of Wales Bill

 

Note

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Programme Motion (No. 3) to be proposed by Mr Secretary Hain.


LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 3

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 17

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 21

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 22

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 18

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 4

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

Mr Secretary Hain

    To move the following Amendment to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendment:—

(A)

* Page 17, line 14, at end insert—

      ‘(3A) The provision included in the standing orders in compliance with subsection (3) must (so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so) secure that not more than one of the members of the Assembly Commission (other than the Presiding Officer) belongs to any one political group.’.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 5

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

Mr Secretary Hain

    To move the following Amendments to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendment:—

(A)

* Page 18, line 9, leave out from beginning to first ‘the’ in line 12 and insert—

      ‘(1A) The provision must secure that the appointments to the places on each committee are (if possible) determined by a resolution of the Assembly—

        (a) which secures that its membership reflects (so far as is reasonably practicable) the balance of the political groups to which Assembly members belong, and

        (b) which (if the motion for it is passed on a vote) has no effect unless at least two-thirds of the Assembly members voting support it.

      (2) The provision must secure that, if the membership of a committee is not so determined—

        (a) the person appointed to the first place on the committee is an Assembly member belonging to the largest political group, and

        (b)  ’.

(B)

* Page 18, line 38, after ‘of’ insert ‘the provision made in compliance with’.

(C)

* Page 19, line 1, leave out from ‘provision’ to ‘the’ in line 12 and insert ‘must modify the operation of the provision made in compliance with subsections (1A) to (7) with a view to securing that (so far as is reasonably practicable having regard to the total number of places on committees)—

        (a) every Assembly member who does not belong to a political group is entitled to be a member of at least one committee, and

        (b) ’.

(D)

* Page 19, line 16, after ‘under’ insert ‘the’.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 6

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 7

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 8

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 9

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 19

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

LORDS AMENDMENT NO. 20

Mr Secretary Hain

    * To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

    Lords Amendments Nos. 6 to 9, 19 and 20

Mr Secretary Hain

    To move the following Amendments to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendments Nos. 6 to 9, 19 and 20:—

(A)

* Page 19, line 19, at end insert ‘or by such other name as the Assembly may determine; and, if the Assembly makes such a determination, references to the committee in—

        (a) any enactment (including any enactment comprised in or made under this Act) or prerogative instrument, or

        (b) any other instrument or document,

      have effect accordingly.’.

GOVERNMENT OF WALES BILL (PROGRAMME) (NO.3)

Mr Secretary Hain

       That the following provisions shall apply to the Government of Wales Bill for the purpose of supplementing the Orders of 9th January and 27th February 2006 (Government of Wales Bill (Programme) and Government of Wales Bill (Programme) (No. 2)):

Consideration of Lords Amendments

        1. Proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion three hours after their commencement at this day’s sitting.

        2. The Lords Amendments shall be considered in the following order, namely: 3, 17, 21, 22, 18, 4 to 9, 19, 20, 16, 1, 2, 10 to 15 and 23 to 102.

Subsequent stages

        3. Any further Message from the Lords may be considered forthwith without any Question being put.

        4. The proceedings on any further Message from the Lords shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour after their commencement.


 
 
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