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Report Stage Proceedings: 17th July 2006                

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Compensation Bill[ [], continued

 
 

‘(2)    

After subsection 1(6) of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 (c. 3), there is

 

inserted—

 

“( )    

No duty is owed by virtue of this section to any person in respect of risks

 

which are caused solely by the actions of that person.”.

 

(3)    

After subsection 2(3) of that Act, there is inserted—

 

“( )    

No duty is owed by virtue of this section to any person in respect of risks

 

which are caused solely by the actions of that person.”.’.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Not called  3

 

Page  1,  line  11  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

After subsection 1(1) of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 (c. 3), there is

 

inserted—

 

“( )    

In determining whether any, and if so what, duty is owed by virtue of

 

section 1 by an occupier of land, regard is to be had to the fact that no

 

undue burden (whether financial or otherwise) should be placed on the

 

occupier.”.

 

(3)    

After subsection 2(4)(b) of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 (c. 31), there is

 

inserted—

 

“( )    

No undue burden (whether financial or otherwise) should be placed on

 

the occupier.”.’.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Not called  4

 

Page  1,  line  11  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

In section 1 of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 (c. 3), for subsection 6A there is

 

inserted—

 

“(6A)    

No duty is owed by virtue of this section to any person in respect of—

 

(a)    

a risk resulting from the existence of any natural feature of the

 

landscape, or any river, stream, ditch or pond whether or not a

 

natural feature, or

 

(b)    

a risk of that person suffering injury when passing under or

 

through any wall, fence or gate, except by proper use of the gate

 

or of a stile.”.’.

 


 

Bridget Prentice

 

Agreed to  11

 

Page  2,  line  38  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘(5)    

The Secretary of State may by order provide that a claim for a specified benefit

 

shall be treated as a claim for the purposes of this Part.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State may specify a benefit under subsection (5) only if it

 

appears to him to be a United Kingdom social security benefit designed to provide

 

compensation for industrial injury.’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 17th July 2006                

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Compensation Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Bridget Prentice

 

Agreed to  12

 

Page  8,  line  44  [Clause  14],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

An order under section 3(5) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before,

 

and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.’.

 


 

Simon Hughes

 

Agreed to  15

 

Page  9,  line  8  [Clause  14],  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

The first order made under section 5 may not be made unless a draft has been laid

 

before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.

 

(5B)    

An order under section 5 which has the effect of removing or restricting an

 

exemption from section 3(1) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before,

 

and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.’.

 

Simon Hughes

 

Agreed to  16

 

Page  9,  line  9  [Clause  14],  leave out ‘an’ and insert ‘any other’

 

Bridget Prentice

 

Agreed to  7

 

Page  9,  line  16  [Clause  15],  leave out ‘section 1’ and insert ‘sections 1, 2 and

 

[Mesothelioma: damages]’.

 

Bridget Prentice

 

Agreed to  8

 

Page  9,  line  22  [Clause  15],  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Section [Mesothelioma: damages] shall be treated as having always had effect.

 

(4)    

But the section shall have no effect in relation to—

 

(a)    

a claim which is settled before 3rd May 2006 (whether or not legal

 

proceedings in relation to the claim have been instituted), or

 

(b)    

legal proceedings which are determined before that date.

 

(5)    

Where a claim is settled on or after that date and before the date on which this Act

 

is passed, a party to the settlement may apply to a relevant court to have the

 

settlement varied; and—

 

(a)    

a court is a relevant court for that purpose if it had, or would have had,

 

jurisdiction to determine the claim by way of legal proceedings,

 

(b)    

an application shall be brought as an application in, or by way of,

 

proceedings on the claim, and

 

(c)    

a court to which an application is made shall vary the settlement to such

 

extent (if any) as appears appropriate to reflect the effect of section

 

[Mesothelioma: damages].

 

(6)    

Where legal proceedings are determined on or after that date and before the date

 

on which this Act is passed, a party to the proceedings may apply to the court to

 

vary the determination; and—

 

(a)    

“the court” means the court which determined the proceedings,

 

(b)    

the application shall be treated as an application in the proceedings, and

 

(c)    

the court shall vary the determination to such extent (if any) as appears

 

appropriate to reflect the effect of section [Mesothelioma: damages].’.


 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 17th July 2006                

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Compensation Bill[ [], continued

 
 

Bridget Prentice

 

Agreed to  9

 

Page  9,  line  24  [Clause  16],  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

But section [Mesothelioma: damages] (and section 15(3) to (6)) shall extend to—

 

(a)    

England and Wales,

 

(b)    

Scotland, and

 

(c)    

Northern Ireland.’.

 


 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Simon Hughes

 

Not called  5

 

Page  12,  line  13  [Schedule],  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

A code of practice issued under subsection (1) shall include details of the

 

advertising standards for providers of claims management services.’.

 


 

Bridget Prentice

 

Agreed to  10

 

Title,  line  2,  after ‘duty;’, insert ‘to make provision about damages for mesothelioma;’.

 

The Bill was read the third time, and passed, with Amendments.

 


 
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