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The end of the trial

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must, during the trial period, do one of the following—

 

(a)    

make an order under section [Power to abandon trial] (order abandoning

 

trial);

 

(b)    

make an order under section [Power to advance time by one hour

 

permanently] (order advancing time by one hour permanently);

 

(c)    

publish a notice that no order of the kind mentioned in paragraph (a) or

 

(b) is to be made.

 

(2)    

Where the Secretary of State publishes a notice under subsection (1)(c), the

 

Secretary of State may by order make consequential, transitional, transitory or

 

saving provision (including provision amending a relevant enactment) in relation

 

to the expiry of the daylight saving order.

 

(3)    

An order under subsection (2) is subject to negative resolution procedure.’.

 


 

Power to abandon trial

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may, after the trial period has begun, by order make

 

provision for the order to expire at a relevant time that falls on a day before that

 

on which the trial period ends.

 

(2)    

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

 

each of the appropriate national authorities.

 

(3)    

An order under this section may make consequential, transitional, transitory or

 

saving provision (including provision amending a relevant enactment) in relation

 

to the expiry of the daylight saving order.

 

(4)    

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

 


 

Power to advance time by one hour permanently

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may, at any time during the trial period, by order make

 

provision for the daylight saving order to have effect permanently.


 
 

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(2)    

Before making an order under this section the Secretary of State—

 

(a)    

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

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First Minister in Northern Ireland, and

 

(b)    

must consult the Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Ministers.

 

(3)    

An order under this section—

 

(a)    

may amend a relevant enactment, and

 

(b)    

may make consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision.

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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 advance time

 

by one hour permanently) (NC11):—

 

Mr Angus Brendan MacNeil

 

Angus Robertson

 

Stewart Hosie

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

Dr Eilidh Whiteford

 

(a)

 

Line  5,  leave out from ‘and’ to end of line 6 and insert ‘Office of the First

 

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

 


 

Interpretation etc

 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

References in this Act to advancing the time for general purposes in the United

 

Kingdom by one hour are to making the time for general purposes in the United

 

Kingdom—

 

(a)    

during the period of summer time (within the meaning of the Summer

 

Time Act 1972), two hours in advance of Greenwich mean time, and

 

(b)    

at any other time, one hour in advance of Greenwich mean time.

 

(2)    

In this Act “appropriate national authority” means—

 

(a)    

the Scottish Ministers,

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers, or

 

(c)    

the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister in Northern

 

Ireland.

 

(3)    

In this Act “relevant enactment” means—

 

(a)    

the Summer Time Act 1972,

 

(b)    

the Interpretation Act 1978,

 

(c)    

the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 12),

 

(d)    

the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions)

 

(Publication and Interpretation etc of Acts of the Scottish Parliament)

 

Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1379) (as it continues to have effect by virtue of

 

section 55(2) of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act

 

2010),


 
 

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(e)    

the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33 (N.I.)), or

 

(f)    

any other enactment about—

 

(i)    

the time for general purposes in the United Kingdom or any part

 

of the United Kingdom, or

 

(ii)    

the interpretation of references to the time.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of this section “enactment” includes—

 

(a)    

an enactment contained in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of

 

the Interpretation Act 1978),

 

(b)    

an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the

 

Scottish Parliament,

 

(c)    

an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, Northern

 

Ireland legislation, and

 

(d)    

an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, a Measure or

 

Act of the National Assembly for Wales.

 

(5)    

Orders under this Act are to be made by statutory instrument.

 

(6)    

Where an order under this Act is subject to “affirmative resolution procedure” the

 

order may not be made unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing it has

 

been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

 

(7)    

Where an order under this Act is subject to “negative resolution procedure” the

 

statutory instrument containing it is subject to annulment in pursuance of a

 

resolution of either House of Parliament.

 

(8)    

A duty under this Act to publish a document may be complied with by publishing

 

it on an internet site.’.

 


 

Rebecca Harris

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

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Title,  line  1,  leave out from ‘to’ to ‘and’ in line 4 and insert ‘prepare and publish a report

 

on advancing the time for general purposes by one hour; to confer power on the Secretary

 

of State to advance the time for general purposes by one hour for a trial period and then

 

permanently;’.

 


 
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