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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 9th October 2007

 

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

 

1581-94, 1613, 1637-38, 1671-72, 1673 and 1675-86

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Legal Services Bill [Lords], As Amended

 

Mr Secretary Straw

 

93

 

Page  70,  line  43  [Clause  136],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The rules must provide for charges payable in relation to a complaint to be

 

reduced or waived (or partly or wholly refunded) where—

 

(a)    

the complaint is determined or otherwise resolved in favour of the

 

respondent, and

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(b)    

the ombudsman is satisfied that the respondent took all reasonable steps

 

to try to resolve the complaint under the respondent’s complaints

 

procedures.

 

(1B)    

The rules may make provision as to—

 

(a)    

the circumstances in which a complaint is to be treated as determined or

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otherwise resolved in favour of the respondent (which may include

 

circumstances where a complaint is settled, withdrawn or abandoned (or

 

treated as withdrawn or abandoned by virtue of scheme rules));

 

(b)    

matters to be taken into account by the ombudsman for the purposes of

 

subsection (1A)(b).

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(1C)    

The respondent’s complaints procedures are the procedures established by the

 

respondent, or which the respondent participates in or is subject to, in accordance

 

with regulatory arrangements (or licensing rules of the Board) made in

 

accordance with section 112.’.

 

As Amendments to Mr Secretary Straw’s proposed Amendment (No. 93):—

 

Mr David Heath

 

David Howarth

 

(a)

 

Line  2,  leave out ‘reduced or’.


 
 

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Legal Services Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr David Heath

 

David Howarth

 

(b)

 

Line  2,  leave out ‘or partly’.

 

Mr Secretary Straw

 

97

 

Page  75,  line  21  [Clause  143],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The ombudsman must give the complainant a notice stating that a report under

 

subsection (2) has been given to the relevant authorising body.’.

 

As an Amendment to Mr Secretary Straw’s proposed Amendment (No. 97):—

 

Mr David Kidney

 

(a)

 

Line  2,  at end add—

 

‘(2B)    

The relevant authorising body must report to the complainant the action which

 

has been or is to be taken by it in response to the report and the reasons for that

 

action being taken.’.

 

Mr David Heath

 

David Howarth

 

144

 

Page  2,  line  28  [Clause  3],  after ‘objectives’, insert—

 

‘(aa)    

complies with the regulatory principles as set out in section 2 of the

 

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, and’.

 

Mr David Heath

 

David Howarth

 

145

 

Page  72,  line  15  [Clause  138],  at end insert ‘or a higher sum which the Lord

 

Chancellor may by order prescribe.’.

 

Mr David Heath

 

David Howarth

 

146

 

Page  120,  line  6  [Schedule  1],  after ‘Chancellor’, insert ‘with the approval of the

 

Lord Chief Justice’.

 

Mr David Heath

 

David Howarth

 

147

 

Page  120,  line  9  [Schedule  1],  after ‘Chancellor’, insert ‘with the approval of the

 

Lord Chief Justice’.

 


 
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