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(h)    

the total level of remuneration of the highest paid chief officer (A);

 

(i)    

the total level of remuneration of the lowest paid member of staff (B);

 

(j)    

the total number of staff being paid the amount set out in paragraph (3)(i);

 

(k)    

the number of staff paid less than 10 per cent. above the amount set out

 

in paragraph (3)(i);

 

(l)    

the number of staff paid less than 20 per cent. above the amount set out

 

in paragraph (3)(i);

 

(m)    

the highest paid chief officer’s remuneration as a multipe of the lowest

 

paid member of staff’s remuneration using the formulation A/B;

 

(n)    

the pay multiple to be maintained as set out in paragraph (3)(m).’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  306

 

Page  19,  line  1  [Clause  21],  leave out ‘senior’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  307

 

Page  19,  line  3  [Clause  21],  at end insert ‘and lower paid staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  308

 

Page  19,  line  5  [Clause  21],  leave out ‘senior’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  309

 

Page  19,  line  11  [Clause  21],  leave out ‘senior’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  310

 

Page  19,  line  13  [Clause  21],  leave out ‘senior’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  311

 

Page  19,  line  16  [Clause  21],  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

Where any of the posts to be included in the pay policy statement are not full-

 

time, the information given in the pay policy statement must be expressed as a

 

full-time equivalent.’.


 
 

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Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  312

 

Page  19,  line  29  [Clause  24],  at end insert ‘or its lower paid staff.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  313

 

Page  19,  line  30  [Clause  24],  leave out ‘senior’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  373

 

Page  19,  line  39  [Clause  24],  leave out ‘senior’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  314

 

Page  20,  line  35  [Clause  26],  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

any employee of the relevant authority whose remuneration exceeds that

 

of any chief officer as defined in this section.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  315

 

Page  20,  line  35  [Clause  26],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In this Chapter “lower paid staff’, means each of the following—

 

(a)    

the lowest paid member of staff,

 

(b)    

staff paid less than 20 per cent. above the amount paid to the lowest paid

 

member of staff.

 

(2B)    

In this Chapter “staff” means any staff whether directly or indirectly employed by

 

a relevant authority and who are not chief officers.

 

(2C)    

In this Chapter “indirectly employed” means staff employed other than by a

 

relevant authority to undertake work for a relevant authority and which is funded

 

by that authority. Any reference to indirect employment, indirect employer or

 

indirectly employed staff, shall be construed accordingly.

 

(2D)    

In this Chapter the provisions of section 231 (associated employers) of the

 

Employment Rights Act 1996 shall apply to indirect employment arrangements.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  316

 

Page  20,  line  36  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘, or lowest paid member of

 

staff’.


 
 

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Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  317

 

Page  20,  line  38  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’s’, insert ‘, or lowest paid member of

 

staff’s’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  318

 

Page  20,  line  40  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘, or lowest paid member of

 

staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  319

 

Page  20,  line  41  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  320

 

Page  20,  line  43  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  283

 

Page  20,  line  44  [Clause  26],  leave out ‘is’ and insert ‘or lowest paid member of

 

staff is’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  284

 

Page  20,  line  45  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’s’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of

 

staff’s’.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  285

 

Page  21,  line  1  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’s’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of

 

staff’s’.


 
 

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Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  286

 

Page  21,  line  4  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  287

 

Page  21,  line  5  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  288

 

Page  21,  line  7  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  289

 

Page  21,  line  8  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  290

 

Page  21,  line  11  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  291

 

Page  21,  line  13  [Clause  26],  after ‘officer’, insert ‘or lowest paid member of staff’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

Not called  292

 

Page  21,  line  15  [Clause  26],  after ‘officers’, insert ‘or lowest paid members of

 

staff’.

 


 

New Clauses relating to Part 2

 

Further warning notices

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Added  nc13

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘(1)    

This section applies to a local or public authority which has been given a notice

 

under section 32 in respect of an EU financial sanction which is or includes a

 

penalty payment.

 

(2)    

Before imposing a requirement on a local or public authority to which this section

 

applies to make a further payment under this Part, a Minister of the Crown must

 

give a further warning notice to the authority and follow the procedures set out in

 

that notice (subject to any changes to those procedures made under subsection

 

(8)).

 

(3)    

A further warning notice is a notice stating that the Minister believes—

 

(a)    

that acts of that authority may have caused or contributed to the

 

continuing infraction of EU law for which the EU financial sanction in

 

question was imposed; and

 

(b)    

that, if acts of that authority did cause or contribute to that continuing

 

infraction of EU law, it would be appropriate to consider requiring the

 

authority to make a further payment under this Part in respect of any

 

relevant periodic payments.

 

(4)    

In this section “relevant periodic payments” means periodic payments falling due

 

from the United Kingdom as part of the EU financial sanction in question

 

which—

 

(a)    

have not already been the subject of an EU financial sanction notice

 

given to the authority; and

 

(b)    

fall due before a date specified in the further warning notice.

 

(5)    

The date so specified must not be later than the day on which the further warning

 

notice is given to the authority in question.

 

(6)    

The warning notice must also—

 

(a)    

set out the Minister’s reasons for making the statements mentioned in

 

subsection (3);

 

(b)    

if the Minister thinks it appropriate to do so, specify the amount of the

 

payment the Minister considers the authority would be required to pay on

 

the assumption that the relevant circumstances have not changed since

 

the most recent EU financial sanction notice was given to the authority;

 

(c)    

set out the procedures for determining—

 

(i)    

whether the authority should be required to make a payment in

 

respect of any relevant periodic payments, and

 

(ii)    

the amount of any payment the authority is to be required to

 

make;

 

(d)    

invite the authority to make representations to the Minister about—

 

(i)    

any change of circumstances since the most recent EU financial

 

sanction notice, or

 

(ii)    

anything else that may be relevant to the determination of the

 

matters mentioned in paragraph (c)(i) and (ii).

 

(7)    

The further warning notice may contain such other information as the Minister

 

considers appropriate (including, in particular, anything of a description

 

mentioned in section 31(3)(b) to (e)).

 

(8)    

The Minister may, before the matters mentioned in subsection (6)(c)(i) and (ii)

 

are determined, give the authority a notice stating any changes that the Minister

 

has decided to make to any procedures or other information set out in the further

 

warning notice.

 

(9)    

A further warning notice given to a local or public authority may be withdrawn

 

at any time before the matters mentioned in subsection (6)(c)(i) and (ii) are


 
 

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determined, but this does not prevent another further warning notice being given

 

to the authority.’.

 


 

Further EU financial sanction notices

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Added  nc14

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A Minister of the Crown may give a further EU financial sanction notice to a local

 

or public authority to which section [Further warning notices] applies in respect

 

of any relevant periodic payments (within the meaning of that section).

 

(2)    

A further EU financial sanction notice may be given only if the Minister is

 

satisfied that acts of that authority have caused or contributed to the continuing

 

infraction of EU law for which the EU financial sanction in question was

 

imposed.

 

(3)    

Section 32(2) and (3) to (5) apply to a further EU financial sanction notice as they

 

apply to an EU financial sanction notice under section 32.

 

(4)    

In the application of those provisions to a further EU financial sanction notice,

 

references to the total amount of the sanction are to be read as referring to the total

 

amount of the relevant periodic payments that are the subject of the notice.’.

 


 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Not called  353

 

Page  22,  line  1,  leave out Clause 30.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  132

 

Page  22,  line  7  [Clause  30],  leave out ‘260’ and insert ‘260(2)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  133

 

Page  22,  line  14  [Clause  30],  at end insert ‘; or

 

(b)    

in the case of an EU financial sanction that is or includes a penalty

 

payment, by a further EU financial sanction notice under section [Further

 

EU financial sanction notices] given by the Minister to that authority

 

after complying with the requirements of section [Further warning

 

notices].’.

 


 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Not called  354

 

Page  22,  line  28,  leave out Clause 31.


 
 

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Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  134

 

Page  23,  line  29  [Clause  31],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

If the EU financial sanction to which the warning notice relates is or includes a

 

penalty payment, the sanction is to be treated for the purposes of the warning

 

notice as excluding any periodic payment which falls due from the United

 

Kingdom on or after a date specified in the warning notice.

 

(3B)    

The date so specified must not be later than the day on which the warning notice

 

is given to the authority in question.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  135

 

Page  23,  line  39  [Clause  31],  leave out ‘a further’ and insert ‘another’.

 


 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Not called  355

 

Page  23,  line  41,  leave out Clause 32.

 


 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  136

 

Page  24,  line  1  [Clause  32],  at end insert ‘and the total amount of that sanction,’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  137

 

Page  24,  line  10  [Clause  32],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

If the EU financial sanction to which the notice relates is or includes a penalty

 

payment, the sanction is to be treated for the purposes of the notice as excluding

 

any periodic payment which falls due from the United Kingdom on or after the

 

date specified under section 31(3A) in the warning notice given to the authority.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  138

 

Page  24,  line  11  [Clause  32],  leave out ‘specified in the notice’ and insert ‘required

 

to be paid by the authority’.

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Not called  356

 

Page  24,  line  23,  leave out Clause 33.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

Agreed to  139

 

Page  24,  line  33  [Clause  33],  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the Council of the Isles of Scilly.’.


 
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