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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 9 December 2010

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Postal Services Bill


 

[nineteenth and twentieth sittings]


 

Clause 44 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  121

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  62

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  50

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not selected  111

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  63

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  122

 

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

 

the postal service each provides’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not selected  64

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  65

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  66

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Schedule 5 Agreed to.

 

Clause 51 Agreed to.


 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Schedule 6 Agreed to.

 

Clause 52 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 7 Agreed to.

 

Clause 53 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  55

 

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

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 54 to 56 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  113

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  114

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 58 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  123

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 60 to 64 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  67

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  68

 

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

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  124

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 66 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  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

 

Not called  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

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Not called  128

 

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


 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  130

 

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

 

‘(ca)    

representatives of the employees of the company, and’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  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’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Not called  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.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  134

 

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


 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

(c)    

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 71 Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  137

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  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’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 


 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  140

 

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

 

employees of that company’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  141

 

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

 

the employees of that company’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  142

 

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

 

the employees of that company’.


 
 

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Postal Services Bill, continued

 
 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  143

 

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

 

company’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  144

 

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

 

employees of the old company.’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  146

 

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

 

20,’.

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Not called  147

 

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

 

Nia Griffith

 

Gordon Banks

 

Negatived on division  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.’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 72 to 79 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Edward Davey

 

Agreed to  102

 

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

 

Mr Edward Davey

 

Agreed to  103

 

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


 
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