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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 24th October 2007

 

Proceedings

 

on Consideration of Lords Message

 

Legal Services Bill [Lords]


 

Lords Amendment No. 4A

 

Bridget Prentice                                                                                              

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House does not insist on Commons Amendment No. 4 to which the Lords

 

have disagreed, disagrees to Lords Amendment No. 4A proposed in lieu of that Amendment and

 

proposes the following Amendments to the Bill in lieu of Lords Amendment No. 4A—

 

 

  (a)

 

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Page  7      ,  line  15  ,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

Where P is an independent trade union, persons provided with relevant services

 

do not constitute the public or a section of the public where—

 

(a)    

the persons are provided with the relevant services by virtue of their

 

membership or former membership of P or of another person’s

 

membership or former membership of P, and

 

(b)    

the services are excepted membership services.

 

(5B)    

Subject to subsection (5C), “excepted membership services” means relevant

 

services which relate to or have a connection with—

 

(a)    

relevant activities of a member, or former member, of the independent

 

trade union;

 

(b)    

any other activities carried on for the purposes of or in connection with,

 

or arising from, such relevant activities;

 

(c)    

any event which has occurred (or is alleged to have occurred) in the

 

course of or in connection with such relevant activities or activities

 

within paragraph (b);

 

(d)    

activities carried on by a person for the purposes of or in connection with,

 

or arising from, the person’s membership of the independent trade union;

 

    

and such other relevant services as the Lord Chancellor may by order specify.

 

(5C)    

The Lord Chancellor may by order make provision about the circumstances in

 

which relevant services do or do not relate to, or have a connection with, the

 

matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (5B).’.

 

  (b)

 

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Page  7,  line  21,  after ‘subsection’ insert ‘(5B), (5C) or’.

 

  (c)

 

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Page  7,  line  24,  at end insert—


 
 

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Message: 24th October 2007 

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Legal Services Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

‘(9)    

In subsection (5B), “relevant activities”, in relation to a person who is or was a

 

member of an independent trade union, means any employment (including self-

 

employment), trade, occupation or other activity to which the person’s

 

membership of the trade union relates or related.’.

 


 

Lords Amendments Nos. 10A, 11A, 11B, 12A, 13A, 14A and 14C agreed to.

 

Lords Amendment No. 15A

 

Bridget Prentice                                                                                              

Agreed to

 

To move, That this House disagrees to Lords Amendment No. 15A but proposes the following

 

Amendment in lieu thereof—

 

 

  (a)

 

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Line  10,  at end insert—

 

    

‘and, in preparing that statement, the Board must have regard to the principle that

 

the Board should not exercise any of those functions by reason of an act or

 

omission of an approved regulator unless the act or omission was unreasonable.’.

 


 

Lords Reasons Nos. 74A, 75A, 76A, 77A, 81A, 82A, 83A, 84A, 85A, 86A, 87A and 88A

 

Bridget Prentice                                                                                              

Agreed to on division

 

To move, That this House does not insist on Commons Amendments Nos. 74 to 77 and 81 to

 

88 to which the Lords have disagreed, but proposes the following Amendments to the Bill in lieu

 

of Commons Amendments Nos. 74 to 77 and 81 to 88—

 

 

  (a)

 

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Page  121      ,  line  6,  leave out ‘with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice’.

 

  (b)

 

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Page  121      ,  line  10,  leave out ‘with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice’.

 

  (c)

 

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Page  121      ,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

Before appointing an ordinary member, the Lord Chancellor must consult the

 

Lord Chief Justice about the process for appointment of the member and about

 

the person selected for appointment.’.

 

  (d)

 

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Page  121      ,  line  16,  leave out ‘and Lord Chief Justice’.

 

  (e)

 

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Page  122      ,  line  17,  leave out ‘and Lord Chief Justice’.

 

  (f)

 

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Page  123      ,  line  6,  leave out ‘with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice’.

 

  (g)

 

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Page  123      ,  line  8,  leave out ‘and Lord Chief Justice’.

 

  (h)

 

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Page  123      ,  line  11,  leave out ‘and Lord Chief Justice are’ and insert ‘is’.

 

  (i)

 

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Page  123      ,  line  21,  leave out sub-paragraph (5).


 
 

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Legal Services Bill[ [Lords], continued

 
 

  (j)

 

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Page  123      ,  line  23,  leave out ‘the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice remove’ and

 

insert ‘removing’.

 

  (k)

 

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Page  123      ,  line  24,  leave out from ‘member’ to end of line 25 and insert ‘under sub-

 

paragraph (1)(b), the Lord Chancellor must consult—

 

(a)    

the Lord Chief Justice, and

 

(b)    

if the ordinary member is not the chairman, the chairman.’.

 

  (l)

 

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Page  123      ,  line  26,  leave out ‘and Lord Chief Justice’.

 

 


 
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