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Notices of Amendments


given on


Tuesday 22nd July 2008


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Employment Bill [Lords] Committee 1, 3 and 5-6


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Employment Bill [Lords]


Fair Employment Commission


Sarah Teather


Lorely Burt




To move the following Clause:—



The Secretary of State shall appoint a body, to be known as “the Fair Employment


Commission”, to discharge the functions conferred or imposed on the Fair


Employment Commission under this section.



The Secretary of State may refer the matters specified in subsection (3) to the


Commission for their consideration.



Those matters are—



the operation of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998;



the operation of the Employment Agencies Act 1973;



the operation of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;



the operation of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004; and



such matters relating to this Act as the Secretary of State thinks fit.



In considering the matters specified in subsection (3) the Commission may carry


out such inspections of workplaces as it considers necessary.



Where matters are referred to the Commission under subsection (3) above, the


Commission shall, after considering those matters, make a report to the Secretary


of State which shall contain the Commission’s recommendations about each of


those matters.’.


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