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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Friday 22nd June 2007

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

491-3, 1365-9, 1375-9 and 1401-9

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords]

 

Enforcement of Mobile Homes Act 1983

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Mobile Homes Act 1983 (c. 34) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In sections 1(4), 2(2), 2(3), and 2(4), for “the court”, substitute “the tribunal”.

 

(3)    

After section 3 insert—

 

“3A    

The tribunal

 

(1)    

The local authority for the district in which the protected site is situated

 

must establish a tribunal to perform functions under this Act if the

 

occupier or the owner so requests.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations about tribunals under this

 

Act.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument.”.

 

(4)    

In section 4, and in the heading to that section, for “the court”, substitute “the

 

tribunal”.

 

(5)    

In section 5(1)—

 

(a)    

omit the definition of “the court”, and

 

(b)    

at the appropriate place insert—

 

““the tribunal” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to England and Wales, the tribunal

 

established under section 3A or, where the parties have

 

agreed in writing to submit any question arising under

 

this Act or, as the case may be, any agreement to which

 

it applies to arbitration, the arbitrator;


 
 

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(b)    

in relation to Scotland, the sheriff having jurisdiction

 

where the protected site is situated or, where the parties

 

have so agreed, the arbiter.”.

 

(6)    

After section 6(4) insert—

 

“(5)    

Section 3A extends to England and Wales only.”’.

 

Employment tribunals (weak or vexatious cases)

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Lord Chancellor must issue guidance to employment tribunals to the effect

 

that they should use their powers in such a way as to discourage the promotion of

 

weak or vexatious cases.’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

68

 

Page  44,  line  36  [Clause  59],  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

requiring enforcement agents to work subject to a published contract

 

when enforcing court fines, council tax and non-domestic rate arrears and

 

road traffic debts.’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

69

 

Page  208,  line  2  [Schedule  12],  at end insert ‘by recorded delivery mail and, in the

 

event of any failure of delivery, by personal visit by the enforcement agent, acknowledged

 

by the signature of the debtor.’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

70

 

Page  213,  line  2  [Schedule  12],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

There shall be no enforcement action until notice has been served by recorded

 

delivery mail, and in the event of any failure of delivery, by personal visit by the

 

enforcement agent, acknowledged by the signature of the debtor.’.

 


 
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