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Consideration of Bill: 27th June 2007                  

1506

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Commencement of Chapter 1 of Part 3

 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The provisions of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of this Act shall not come into force until

 

a registration scheme for bailiffs and enforcement agents, enforcement agency

 

businesses and enforcement trade associations has been set up and implemented

 

in accordance with the Private Security Industry Act 2001 or this Act.’.

 


 

Applications for relief under section 15: legal aid

 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Lord Chancellor must by regulations make provision for legal aid for

 

applicants for relief under section 15.’.

 


 

Uniforms

 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘All enforcement agents, both private and Crown-employed, must at all times

 

wear such uniform or other means of identification as shall be prescribed.’.

 


 

Enforcement by taking control of goods

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

There shall be a form of enforcement against corporeal moveable property for

 

recovery of money owed that it is to be known as taking control of goods.

 

(2)    

Taking control of goods shall include selling them to recover a sum of money.

 

(3)    

Schedule 12 applies where an enactment, writ or warrant confers power to take

 

control of goods.


 
 

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(4)    

Regulations may make provision about taking control of goods, including

 

provision determining the time when control is taken.

 

(5)    

Any liability of an enforcement agent (including criminal liability) arising out of

 

his securing goods on a highway is excluded to the extent that he acted in

 

accordance with Schedule 12 and with reasonable care.’.

 


 

Independent regulatory authority for bailiffs and enforcement agents

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

nc6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Lord Chancellor must by regulations establish an independent regulatory

 

authority for bailiffs and enforcement agents.

 

(2)    

Regulations under subsection (1) must make provision for—

 

(a)    

the licensing of enforcement agents;

 

(b)    

the approval of the businesses and organisations which employ them;

 

(c)    

the accreditation of the professional bodies which represent them;

 

(d)    

the setting of standards of conduct;

 

(e)    

the monitoring of performance;

 

(f)    

the investigation of complaints;

 

(g)    

the punishment of failure to comply with standards of conduct; and

 

(h)    

the provision of redress where appropriate.’.

 


 

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(5), 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”.


 
 

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(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;

 

(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.’.

 


 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

6

 

Page  5,  line  4  [Clause  7],  leave out ‘chambers’ and insert ‘divisions’.

 


 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

4

 

Page  20,  line  4  [Clause  22],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

The Tribunal Procedure Rules shall make provision for the granting by a judge of

 

the First-tier Tribunal of legal aid for appropriate advice and representation in

 

relation to any decision within the jurisdiction of the tribunal systems.’.

 



 
 

Consideration of Bill: 27th June 2007                  

1509

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Simon Hughes

 

72

 

Page  26,  line  43  [Clause  31],  at end insert—

 

‘(11)    

The Lord Chancellor may be regulations provide for the payment of pensions,

 

allowances or gratuities by way of compensation to or in respect of such persons

 

who suffer loss of office as a result of the abolition of a tribunal by virtue of this

 

section as may be so specified or so determined.

 

(12)    

Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (11), regulations under this

 

section may make provision—

 

(a)    

as to the circumstances in which compensation is payable;

 

(b)    

as to the amounts which are to be payable by way of compensation;

 

(c)    

as to the manner in which and the person to whom any claim for

 

compensation is to be made; and

 

(d)    

for the determination of all questions arising under the regulations.’.

 


 

Vera Baird

 

43

 

Page  41,  line  37  [Clause  54],  leave out ‘and (3)’ and insert ‘to (3B)’.

 

Vera Baird

 

44

 

Page  41,  line  38  [Clause  54],  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “the Lord Chief Justice, after consulting the Lord Chancellor,”

 

substitute “the Lord Chancellor”, and

 

(b)    

for “the Lord Chief Justice may, after consulting the Lord Chancellor,”

 

substitute “the Lord Chancellor may”.’.

 

Vera Baird

 

45

 

Page  41,  line  39  [Clause  54],  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1ZA)    

The Lord Chancellor may not appoint a holder of relevant office under

 

subsection (1) without the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice.

 

(1ZB)    

Section 85 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (selection of certain

 

office holders) does not apply to an appointment to which subsection

 

(1ZA) applies.

 

(1ZC)    

In this section a “holder of relevant office” means a person who holds, or

 

has held within two years ending with the date when his appointment

 

under this section takes effect—

 

(a)    

any office listed in column 1 of Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 2, or

 

(b)    

the office of district judge.”’.

 



 
 

Consideration of Bill: 27th June 2007                  

1510

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Vera Baird

 

46

 

Page  42,  line  7  [Clause  54],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

For subsection (3) substitute—

 

“(3)    

An appointment under this section may extend until the day on which a

 

person attains the age of seventy-five years if it is an appointment of a

 

holder of relevant office.”

 

(3B)    

In subsection (7) for “subsection (1)” substitute “subsection (1ZA)”.

 

(3C)    

In section 92(1) of the Supreme Court Act 1981 (c. 54) after “this section” insert

 

“, to section 91(3)”.’.

 

Vera Baird

 

47

 

Page  42,  line  8  [Clause  54],  leave out ‘3’ and insert ‘2’.

 

Vera Baird

 

48

 

Page  42,  line  10  [Clause  54],  leave out from ‘entry’ to ‘, insert’ in line 12 and insert

 

‘for an assistant recorder appointed under section 24(1) of the Courts Act 1971 (c. 23)’.

 

Vera Baird

 

49

 

Page  42,  line  13  [Clause  54],  leave out ‘Section 91(1ZA) of the Supreme Court Act

 

1981’ and insert ‘Section 91(1) of the Supreme Court Act 1981, unless subsection (1ZA)

 

of that section applies to the appointment’.

 

Vera Baird

 

50

 

Page  42,  line  20  [Clause  54],  leave out subsections (5) and (6).

 


 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

37

 

Page  43,  line  21,  leave out Clause 57.

 

Mr Oliver Heald

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

10

 

Page  43,  line  28  [Clause  57],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The Lord Chancellor shall issue National Standards or other guidance requiring

 

enforcement agents and those acting on their behalf not to act oppressively or

 

disproportionately with regards to vulnerable and other persons.’.

 


 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

21

 

Page  44,  line  4  [Clause  58],  leave out paragraph (c).


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 27th June 2007                  

1511

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

33

 

Page  44,  line  6  [Clause  58],  leave out from ‘as’ to end of line 10 and insert ‘a

 

constable’.

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

34

 

Page  44,  line  11  [Clause  58],  leave out subsections (4) and (5).

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

35

 

Page  44,  line  29  [Clause  59],  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

for certificates to be issued to—

 

(i)    

officers of a Government department, and

 

(ii)    

persons appointed under section 2(1) of the Courts Act 2003 who

 

are directly employed by a Government department or an

 

executive agency;’.

 

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

 

23

 

Page  46,  line  32  [Clause  68],  leave out second ‘the’ and insert ‘any commercial’.

 


 

Simon Hughes

 

Jenny Willott

 

8

 

Page  53  [Clause  84],  leave out lines 13 to 15.

 


 

Mark Fisher

 

83

 

Page  99,  line  18  [Clause  129],  after ‘with’, insert ‘the Due Diligence Guidelines

 

for Museums, Libraries and Archives on Collecting and Borrowing Cultural Material

 

published from time to time by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in relation

 

to that object and’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 27th June 2007                  

1512

 

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mark Fisher

 

84

 

Page  99,  line  20  [Clause  129],  at end insert ‘(including provenance and if

 

appropriate ownership) on a public register for the purpose of inviting any person who

 

asserts a claim to that object to raise an objection to its inclusion in the exhibition within

 

a specified period.’.

 


 

Mark Fisher

 

85

 

Page  100,  line  10  [Clause  129],  at end insert—

 

‘(9A)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations for the establishment of an

 

independent committee, such as the Spoliation Advisory Committee, to monitor

 

the publication and reporting of specified information, the compliance of

 

museums and galleries with the Due Diligence Guidelines for Museums,

 

Libraries and Archives on Collecting and Borrowing Cultural Material published

 

from time to time by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the

 

handling of claims made or objections raised in relation to any object.’.

 


 

Mark Fisher

 

86

 

Page  101,  line  4  [Clause  131],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

It shall be a condition of such approval that any approved institution has agreed

 

to apply to each and every object the Due Diligence Guidelines for Museums,

 

Libraries and Archives on Collecting and Borrowing Cultural Material published

 

from time to time by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.’.

 

Mark Fisher

 

87

 

Page  101,  line  6  [Clause  131],  after ‘particular,’, insert ‘it must withdraw

 

approval’.

 

Mark Fisher

 

88

 

Page  101,  line  10  [Clause  131],  after ‘reason),’, insert ‘and the institution has

 

failed to improve its procedures having received a warning from the appropriate authority

 

specifying a reasonable time frame in which to do so,’.

 

Mark Fisher

 

89

 

Page  101,  line  12  [Clause  131],  at end insert ‘and, in the case of failure which is

 

capable of remedy, has failed to remedy the failure having received a warning from the

 

appropriate authority specifying a reasonable time frame in which in which to do so.’.

 



 
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