Amendments proposed to the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Hilary Armstrong


Page     16,     line     35     [Clause     29],     at end insert—

            '(ba)   in a case where the condition in sub-paragraph (2)(aa) above is satisfied, the instrument is not required to be laid before Parliament after being made (and accordingly any requirement that the instrument be approved by each House of Parliament in order for it to come into or remain in force does not apply); and'.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     17,     line     13     [Clause     29],     after 'instrument' insert 'or a draft of the instrument'.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     17,     line     14     [Clause     29],     after 'required' insert 'at any time'.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     17     [Clause     29],     leave out line 15.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     17,     line     37     [Clause     29],     leave out '10(2)' and insert '11'.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     18,     line     33     [Clause     31],     leave out 'section 1' and insert 'section (Power to remove or reduce burdens) or (Power to promote regulatory principles)'.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     18,     line     40     [Clause     32],     at end insert—

        '"regulatory function" means—

      (a) a function under any enactment of imposing requirements, restrictions or conditions, or setting standards or giving guidance, in relation to any activity;

      (b) a function which relates to the securing of compliance with, or the enforcement of, requirements, restrictions, conditions, standards or guidance which under or by virtue of any enactment relate to any activity, but does not include any function of conducting criminal or civil proceedings.

    (2)   In subsection (1), in the definition of "regulatory function"—

      (a) the references to a function include a function exercisable by or on behalf of the Crown;

      (b) the references to an activity include—

      (i) providing any goods or services;

      (ii) employing or offering employment to any person.'.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     19,     line     2     [Clause     34],     leave out from 'under' to the end of the line and insert 'Part 1 which amends or repeals any enactment'.


Mr David Heath
David Howarth


Page     19,     line     3     [Clause     34],     leave out 'extending outside England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland'.


Hilary Armstrong


Page     19,     line     4     [Clause     34],     leave out 'legislation' and insert 'enactment'.


Hilary Armstrong


Title,     line     1,     leave out 'reforming legislation' and insert 'removing or reducing burdens resulting from legislation, promoting regulatory principles'.


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 and Third Reading shall be concluded in two days.

    5.   On consideration, proceedings on Government new clauses shall be taken on the first day and shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   All other proceedings on consideration shall be taken on the second day and shall, so far as not previously concluded, be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on that day.

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

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

Other Proceedings

    9.   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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