Academic and Academic-Related Staff Pay
and Conditions Bill [HL]|
20. This private member's bill contains two substantive
powers and a commencement power.
21. Clause 1 provides for the establishment of
a review body to consider statutory conditions of employment etc.
of academic and academic-related staff. The review body reports
to the Secretary of State who consults the bodies referred to
in clause 2(1) and may then make an order (a "pay and conditions
order") giving effect to the review body's recommendation
or making such other provision as he thinks fit. The remaining
provisions of clause 2 give further details of the power and the
procedures. Under clause 2(8) a pay and conditions order is not
subject to Parliamentary control if it gives effect to the review
body's recommendations without material modification; if not,
the order is subject to negative procedure.
22. Clause 4(2) allows the Secretary of State
to specify by order what payments or benefits are to be regarded
as remuneration and what matters are to be regarded as professional
duties. Such an order is to be a statutory instrument but is not
made subject to Parliamentary control.
23. There is nothing in the bill which the Committee
wishes to draw to the attention of the House.