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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 7 December 2011

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Daylight Saving Bill


 

Rebecca Harris

 

That the Daylight Saving Bill Committee do meet on Mondays when the House is

 

sitting at half-past Three o’clock.

 


 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

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Page  1,  line  1,  leave out Clause 1.

 


 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

2

 

Page  1,  line  15,  leave out Clause 2.

 


 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

3

 

Page  2,  line  8,  leave out Clause 3.

 



 
 

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Daylight Saving Bill, continued

 
 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

4

 

Page  2,  line  27,  leave out Clause 4.

 


 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

5

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  33,  leave out ‘the Secretary of State,’.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Report to be prepared on advancing time

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report on the potential costs and benefits of

 

advancing the time for general purposes in the United Kingdom by one hour.

 

(2)    

In preparing the report the Secretary of State must have regard to the different

 

interests of persons in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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(3)    

In this Act “the report” means the report required to be prepared under this

 

section.’.

 

As Amendments to Rebecca Harris’s proposed New Clause (Report to be prepared on

 

advancing time) (NC1):—

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(a)

 

Line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are to prepare a report

 

on the potential costs and benefits of advancing the time for general purposes for

 

their respective parts of the United Kingdom by one hour.’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(b)

 

Line  3,  leave out from ‘must’ to end of line 4 and insert ‘include the unamended


 
 

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Daylight Saving Bill, continued

 
 

reports from the devolved Governments on the costs and benefits of advancing

 

the time for general purposes for their respective parts of the United Kingdom

 

by one hour.’.

 


 

Independent Oversight Group

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must appoint a group (to be known as the Independent

 

Oversight Group) to advise the Secretary of State on the preparation of the report.

 

(2)    

A member of the group holds and vacates office in accordance with the terms of

 

his or her appointment (which may include provision about resignation or

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removal from office).

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State may—

 

(a)    

defray expenses of members of the group;

 

(b)    

make facilities available to members of the group.

 

(4)    

The group must act within any terms of reference given to it in writing by the

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Secretary of State.

 

(5)    

Such terms of reference may, in particular, include terms about—

 

(a)    

particular matters on which the group should establish the facts or give

 

advice, or

 

(b)    

the timing of advice to be given by the group.’.

 

As an Amendment to Rebecca Harris’s proposed New Clause (Independent Oversight

 

Group) (NC2):—

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(a)

 

Line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Membership of the group shall consist of three members from England, three

 

Members from Wales, three Members from Northern Ireland and three Members

 

from Scotland. The group must elect one member as chair.’.

 



 
 

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Publication of the report

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must publish the report before the end of the period of 12

 

months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

 

(2)    

But if, before the end of that period, the Independent Oversight Group

 

recommends to the Secretary of State that a longer time be allowed for

 

publication—

 

(a)    

subsection (1) does not apply, and

 

(b)    

instead, the report must be published before the end of the period of 18

 

months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State must send a copy of the report as published to each

 

appropriate national authority.’.

 


 

Power to advance time by one hour for trial period

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by order make provision for advancing the time for

 

general purposes in the United Kingdom by one hour.

 

(2)    

An order under subsection (1) is referred to in this Act as a “daylight saving

 

order”.

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(3)    

A daylight saving order may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument

 

containing it—

 

(a)    

has been laid before Parliament during the period of 12 months beginning

 

with the day on which the report is published, and

 

(b)    

has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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(4)    

Before making a daylight saving order the Secretary of State—

 

(a)    

must obtain the agreement of the Office of the First Minister and deputy

 

First Minister in Northern Ireland, and

 

(b)    

must consult the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers.

 

(5)    

The power to make a daylight saving order does not include power to make

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provision for advancing time—

 

(a)    

for only part of the year, or

 

(b)    

for only part of the United Kingdom.

 

(6)    

A daylight saving order expires at the end of the trial period (see section [The trial

 

period]).

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(7)    

Subsection (6) is subject to any order under—

 

(a)    

section [Power to abandon trial] (order abandoning trial), or

 

(b)    

section [Power to advance time by one hour permanently] (order

 

advancing time by one hour permanently).


 
 

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(8)    

A daylight saving order—

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(a)    

may amend a relevant enactment, and

 

(b)    

may make consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision.’.

 

As Amendments to Rebecca Harris’s proposed New Clause (Power to advance time by

 

one hour for trial period) (NC4):—

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(a)

 

Line  12,  leave out from ‘Northern Ireland’ to end of line 13 and insert ‘the Office

 

of the First Minister of Scotland and Office of the First Minister of Wales.’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(b)

 

Line  14,  leave out subsection (5).

 


 

The trial period

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In this Act “the trial period” means the period—

 

(a)    

beginning at the specified relevant time in the specified year, and

 

(b)    

ending at the same relevant time three years later.

 

(2)    

For the purposes of this Act the following are relevant times—

 

(a)    

one o’clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in

 

March;

 

(b)    

one o’clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in

 

October.

 

(3)    

In this section “specified” means specified in the daylight saving order.’.

 



 
 

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Duty to monitor effect of order

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must monitor the effect of a daylight saving order

 

throughout the period—

 

(a)    

beginning with the time at which the order is made, and

 

(b)    

ending with the time at which the Secretary of State complies with

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section [The end of the trial](1) (end of trial).

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must notify each of the appropriate national authorities of

 

any conclusions reached by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection (1).

 

(3)    

The reference in subsection (1) to the effect of a daylight saving order includes

 

any effect of the order having been made.’.

 

As Amendments to Rebecca Harris’s proposed New Clause (Duty to monitor effect of

 

order) (NC6):—

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(a)

 

Line  1,  after ‘State’, insert ‘, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and

 

Northern Ireland Executive’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(b)

 

Line  6,  after ‘State’, insert ‘, and the Scottish Government, Welsh Government

 

and Northern Ireland Executive’.

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(c)

 

Line  6,  leave out ‘notify each of the appropriate national authorities of’ and insert

 

‘meet and discuss’.

 



 
 

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Power to revoke order

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by order revoke a daylight saving order.

 

(2)    

No order under this section may be made after the day on which the trial period

 

begins.

 

(3)    

Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State must consult

 

each of the appropriate national authorities.

 

(4)    

An order under this section is subject to affirmative resolution procedure.’.

 


 

Power to increase length of trial period

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend section [The trial period](1)(b) (end

 

of trial period) so as to substitute a later relevant time for that for the time being

 

specified in that provision.

 

(2)    

No order under this section may be made—

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(a)    

before the day on which the report is published, or

 

(b)    

once a daylight saving order has been made, after the day six months

 

before that on which the trial period would otherwise end.

 

(3)    

Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State must consult

 

each of the appropriate national authorities.

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(4)    

An order under this section is subject to affirmative resolution procedure.’.

 

As an Amendment to Rebecca Harris’s proposed New Clause (Power to increase

 

length of trial period) (NC8):—

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(a)

 

Line  8,  leave out ‘consult’ and insert ‘obtain the agreement of’.

 



 
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