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Thursday 28th 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. 2B, 3B, 5B, 6B and 10E


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 Amendments 10C and 10D in lieu and proposes the


following further Amendments to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendments Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 10:—





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




Page  3,  leave out line 25.




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 restrict or disapply exceptions as regards the


application of any provision contained in this Act as a result of such an




Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message: 28th June 2007



Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill, continued



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


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



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


As an Amendment to the Clause inserted into the Bill after Clause 19 by Lords Amendment


No. 33:—


Mr Gerry Sutcliffe




Line  30,  at end insert—


‘“premises” includes land, buildings and moveable structures;’.



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