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Tuesday 5th June 2007




on Consideration of Lords Message


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


Lords Reasons Nos. 2A, 3A, 5A, 6A and 10B


Mr Gerry Sutcliffe                                                                                          

Agreed to on division


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, and proposes the following


further Amendments to the Bill in lieu of the Lords Amendments:—





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





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



‘Power to extend meaning of “relevant duty of care”



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—



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



is by reason of that fact a person for whose safety the organisation is





is a “relevant duty of care”.



An order under this section—



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;



may make any amendment to this Act that is incidental or supplemental


to, or consequential on, an amendment made by such an order.


Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message: 5th June 2007



Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill, continued



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



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