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Tuesday 5th June 2007

Consideration of Lords Message

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Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill

On Consideration of a Lords Reason for insisting on their Amendments to which the Commons have disagreed and for disagreeing to the Commons Amendment to the Bill in lieu


Mr Gerry Sutcliffe

    To move, That this House insists on its disagreement with the Lords in their Amendments Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 10 but does not insist on its Amendment 10A in lieu.

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

Mr Gerry Sutcliffe


Page 2 , line 31 , leave out ‘subsection (1)’ and insert ‘this Act’.

Mr Gerry Sutcliffe


Page 13 , line 3 , at end insert the following new Clause:—

    Power to extend meaning of relevant duty of care

      (1) The Secretary of State may by order make amendments to this Act to the effect that a duty of care owed by an organisation under the law of negligence to a person who—

        (a) is in any specified form of custody or detention, or is otherwise on premises of a specified description or on premises in specified circumstances, and

        (b) is by reason of that fact a person for whose safety the organisation is responsible,

      is a “relevant duty of care”.

      (2) An order under this section—

        (a) may amend this Act so as to specify exceptions, or to restrict or disapply exceptions, as regards the application of any provision contained in this Act as a result of such an order;

        (b) may make any amendment to this Act that is incidental or supplemental to, or consequential on, an amendment made by such an order.

      (3) An order under this section is subject to affirmative resolution procedure.’.


       That the following provisions shall apply to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide 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 Tuesday 31st October 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 shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

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

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

Other proceedings

        7. Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of any messages from the Lords) may be programmed.

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