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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 25 June 2009

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Equality Bill


 

[Thirteenth and Fourteenth Sittings]


 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

Withdrawn  203

 

Clause  99,  page  73,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

internal party elections.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 100 Agreed to.

 


 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

Not called  204

 

Clause  101,  page  74,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

An association is deemed to have at least 25 members for the purposes of

 

subsection (1)(a) if it has been reconstituted or formed out of an association of at

 

least 25 members.’.

 

Lynne Featherstone

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

Not called  205

 

Clause  101,  page  74,  line  4,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

The Solicitor General

 

Agreed to  79

 

Schedule  15,  page  207,  line  35,  leave out from ‘who’ to end of line 36 and insert

 

‘—

 

(a)    

are, or are seeking to become or might wish to become, members,


 
 

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Equality Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

are associates, or

 

(c)    

are, or are likely to become, guests.’.

 

The Solicitor General

 

Agreed to  80

 

Schedule  15,  page  208,  line  1,  leave out from ‘relevant’ to end of line 2 and insert

 

‘matters are—

 

(a)    

access to a benefit, facility or service;

 

(b)    

being admitted to membership or invited as a guest.’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Schedule 16 Agreed to.

 

Clause 107 to 117 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Mark Harper

 

John Penrose

 

Mr John Baron

 

Withdrawn  16

 

Clause  118,  page  85,  line  28,  leave out paragraph (c).

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

John Penrose

 

Mr John Baron

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  118,  page  85,  line  29,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

In the event that an employment tribunal finds that an employer has contravened

 

a term modified or included by an equality clause, the employer shall be required

 

to undertake an audit, to be known as an equal pay audit, and to make the results

 

of the audit available in a manner prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary

 

of State.’.

 

Mr Mark Harper

 

John Penrose

 

Mr John Baron

 

Not called  18

 

Clause  118,  page  86,  line  8,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 119 to 129 Agreed to.

 


 

The Solicitor General

 

Agreed to  81

 

Clause  130,  page  95,  line  27,  after ‘offence’, insert ‘under this Act’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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Equality Bill, continued

 
 

Clauses 131 to 137 Agreed to.

 


 

The Solicitor General

 

Agreed to  82

 

Clause  138,  page  100,  line  16,  after ‘of’, insert ‘or made under’.

 

The Solicitor General

 

Agreed to  83

 

Clause  138,  page  100,  line  19,  after ‘of’, insert ‘or made under’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 139 to 142 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 30 June at 10.30 am.

 


 

CORRIGENDUM

 

In Public Bill Committee Proceedings on the Equality Bill, 23 June 2009, page 35,

 

leave out—

 

‘Clauses 74 to 76 agreed to.

 

 

and insert—

 

‘Clauses 74 to 75 agreed to.

 

Schedule 7 Agreed to.

 

Clause 76 agreed.’.

 


 
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