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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 9 December 2010

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Postal Services Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [9 November].

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

121

 

Clause  45,  page  28,  line  13,  leave out ‘12 months’ and insert ‘3 years’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

62

 

Clause  46,  page  28,  line  36,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

50

 

Clause  47,  page  29,  line  22,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9 December 2010                  

150

 

Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

111

 

Clause  48,  page  30,  line  9,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

112

 

Clause  48,  page  30,  line  10,  at end insert ‘provided in either case that such action

 

would not be likely to adversely affect the provision of the universal postal service in

 

accordance with the service standards specified in the universal postal service order.’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

63

 

Clause  49,  page  30,  line  33,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

122

 

Clause  49,  page  30,  leave out lines 34 and 35 and insert ‘every operator appropriate to

 

the postal service each provides’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

64

 

Clause  50,  page  31,  line  34,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

65

 

Clause  50,  page  31,  line  35,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

66

 

Clause  50,  page  31,  line  45,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9 December 2010                  

151

 

Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

55

 

Schedule  8,  page  90,  line  21,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

113

 

Clause  57,  page  35,  line  39,  leave out from ‘tariffs)’ to end of line 43.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

114

 

Clause  57,  page  35,  line  46,  leave out from ‘decision’ to end of Clause.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

123

 

Clause  59,  page  36,  line  26,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

67

 

Schedule  9,  page  99,  line  18,  leave out ‘Except as mentioned below,’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

68

 

Schedule  9,  page  99,  leave out lines 24 to 29.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

124

 

Clause  65,  page  40,  line  7,  leave out ‘5’ and insert ‘3’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9 December 2010                  

152

 

Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

125

 

Clause  67,  page  40,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the rescue as a going concern of the company subject to the order, and’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

126

 

Clause  67,  page  40,  line  34,  leave out ‘one or both of the following means’ and

 

insert ‘means of relevant transfers’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

127

 

Clause  67,  page  40,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the protection of the interests and entitlements of the employees of the

 

company subject to the order.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

128

 

Clause  67,  page  40,  line  36,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

129

 

Clause  67,  page  41,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

the protection of employees of the company is secured such that they will

 

suffer no material detriment arising out of the relevant transfer.’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

130

 

Clause  68,  page  41,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(ca)    

representatives of the employees of the company, and’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

131

 

Clause  69,  page  42,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(ea)    

before making the order call for such evidence as it think appropriate that

 

the interests and entitlements of employees of the company are to be

 

safeguarded, and’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9 December 2010                  

153

 

Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

132

 

Clause  69,  page  42,  line  19,  leave out from ‘Act’ to end of line 21 and insert ‘an

 

administration order would be likely to achieve the purpose of the administration.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

133

 

Clause  69,  page  42,  line  38,  at end insert ‘and

 

(c)    

make provisions for the safeguarding of the interest and entitlements of

 

employees of the company.’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

134

 

Clause  70,  page  43,  line  19,  at end insert ‘and

 

(c)    

the interests and entitlements of the company’s employees.’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

137

 

Schedule  10,  page  103,  line  6,  leave out ‘50,’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

138

 

Schedule  10,  page  104,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

explain how the objective of protecting the interests and entitlements of

 

employees of the company subject to the order is to be achieved, and’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

139

 

Schedule  11,  page  114,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

representatives of the employees of the old company have consented to

 

the making of the scheme, and’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

140

 

Schedule  11,  page  114,  line  21,  after ‘company’, insert ‘, the representatives of the

 

employees of that company’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9 December 2010                  

154

 

Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

141

 

Schedule  11,  page  114,  line  27,  after first ‘company’, insert ‘, the representatives of

 

the employees of that company’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

142

 

Schedule  11,  page  114,  line  30,  after ‘company’, insert ‘, and the representatives of

 

the employees of that company’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

143

 

Schedule  11,  page  114,  line  39,  at end insert ‘, including the employees of the old

 

company’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

144

 

Schedule  11,  page  114,  line  41,  at end insert ‘and the representatives of the

 

employees of the old company.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

145

 

Schedule  11,  page  116,  line  43,  at end insert ‘provided that any such modifications

 

are in the interest of fair competition and do not place the old company at a competitive

 

disadvantage.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

146

 

Schedule  11,  page  117,  line  27,  at beginning insert ‘Subject to paragraphs 19 and

 

20,’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

147

 

Schedule  11,  page  119,  line  30,  after ‘under’, insert ‘or in connection with’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

148

 

Schedule  11,  page  119,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

The new company shall procure that employees of the old company who become

 

employees of the new company as a result of a postal transfer scheme are entitled

 

to the same pension benefits in respect of their employment with the new

 

company as was the case in their employment with the old company and that such

 

employees will suffer no material detriment in relation to pension provision.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 9 December 2010                  

155

 

Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Edward Davey

 

102

 

Clause  80,  page  48,  line  38,  leave out from ‘29’ to end of line 40.

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

103

 

Clause  80,  page  49,  line  3,  leave out from ‘30’ to end of line 5.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

135

 

Clause  80,  page  49,  line  5,  at end insert ‘but not so as to reduce the extent of the

 

minimum requirements of the universal postal service.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

136

 

Clause  80,  page  49,  line  13,  at end insert ‘provided that—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State has first considered whether it is in the interest of

 

fair competition to modify or revoke any regulatory conditions

 

applicable to other postal operators; and

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State has issued a statement that he considers that the

 

modification or revocation of regulatory conditions proposed is in the

 

interest of fair competition.’.

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

104

 

Clause  80,  page  49,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(12A)    

The power conferred by subsection (2) or (5) may not be exercised at any time

 

after the postal administration order has ceased to be in force.’.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

69

 

Schedule  12,  page  128,  line  13,  at end insert ‘unless it can be identified that the

 

packet was incorrectly priced by—

 

(a)    

the postal operator, or

 

(b)    

the access point provider.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

46

 

Schedule  12,  page  136,  line  28,  after ‘consult’, insert ‘and have regard to the

 

opinion of’.


 
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