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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 25th July 2007

 

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

 

1581-94, 1613 and 1637-38

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Legal Services Bill [Lords], As Amended

 

Handling of complaints by approved regulator

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

nc5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Board may direct that complaints within the jurisdiction of the ombudsman

 

scheme and of such description as are specified in the direction shall be

 

determined by an approved regulator instead of an ombudsman.

 

(2)    

The Board may by further direction vary or withdraw a direction given under

 

subsection (1).

 

(3)    

Before giving a direction under this section the Board must consult—

 

(a)    

the OLC,

 

(b)    

the approved regulator concerned, and

 

(c)    

such other persons as the Board considers it reasonable to consult.

 

(4)    

If the Board gives a direction under this section, it must—

 

(a)    

give a copy to the OLC, the Secretary of State, the approved regulator

 

concerned, and any person consulted under subsection (3)(c), and

 

(b)    

publish the direction in the way it thinks fit.

 

(5)    

A direction under this section may include—

 

(a)    

transitional provision in relation to complaints already being dealt with

 

under the ombudsman scheme or by an approved regulator, and

 

(b)    

incidental, supplemental or consequential provision, including provision

 

applying a provision of or made under this Part, with or without

 

modifications, to the determination of a complaint by an approved

 

regulator.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 25th July 2007                  

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Legal Services Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

70

 

Page  82,  line  16  [Clause  157],  at end insert ‘unless in relation to a complaint which

 

is determined by an approved regulator pursuant to a direction made under section

 

[Handling of complaints by approved regulator]’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

71

 

Page  82,  line  20  [Clause  157],  after ‘(3)’, insert ‘and except as permitted by

 

subsection (1)’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

72

 

Page  73,  line  42  [Clause  140],  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

Where a determination has become final and binding in accordance with this

 

section, the complainant may appeal to the High Court against the determination,

 

the terms of any direction made under section 137(2), or any omission to make

 

such a direction.’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

73

 

Page  73,  line  42  [Clause  140],  at end insert—

 

‘(10B)    

Where a determination has become final and binding in accordance with this

 

section, the respondent may appeal to the High Court against the determination

 

or any direction made under section 137(2).’.

 

Nick Herbert

 

Mr Henry Bellingham

 

Mr Jonathan Djanogly

 

Mr David Burrowes

 

74

 

Page  73,  line  44  [Clause  140],  after ‘proceedings’, insert ‘(except an appeal under

 

subsection (10A) or (10B))’.

 


 
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