Statistics and Registration Service Bill—
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lordscontinued

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Clause 13

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

87Page 7, line 7, leave out "designated as National Statistics" and insert "assessed"
88Page 7, line 9, leave out subsection (2)
89Page 7, line 19, leave out subsection (6)
 

Clause 16

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

90Page 8, line 2, after "publish" insert "—
(a)"  
91Page 8, line 2, leave out from "of" to end of line 4 and insert "official statistics, showing for each statistic or group of statistics when they were last assessed by the Board against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics and the result of that assessment"
92Page 8, line 4, at end insert ", and
(b)  a list of all persons granted pre-release access under the provisions of section 10(1A) and the terms of such access."
 

Clause 17

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

93Page 8, line 15, leave out subsection (4)
 

Clause 18

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

94Page 8, line 21, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

95Page 8, line 21, leave out "itself"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

96Page 8, line 23, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
97Page 8, line 25, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
98Page 8, line 27, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
99Page 8, line 29, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

Clause 19

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

100Page 8, line 32, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

101Page 8, line 36, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
102Page 9, line 3, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

103Page 9, line 4, at end insert—
"(   )  If the Board is prevented from making a change to the Retail Price Index because the Chancellor of Exchequer has withheld his consent under subsection (3), it shall report that fact publicly."
 

Clause 20

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

104Page 9, line 18, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

EARL OF NORTHESK
BARONESS NOAKES

105Page 9, line 25, leave out ", adapting and developing"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

106Page 9, line 25, at end insert—
"(   )  The Board shall charge for any services provided under this section and the charge for any service shall be not less than the full cost of delivering the service."
 

Clause 21

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

107Page 9, line 27, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

Clause 22

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

108Page 9, line 30, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
109Page 9, line 32, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
110Page 9, line 34, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

Clause 23

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

111Page 10, line 4, leave out "Board" and insert "National Statistician"
 

Before Schedule 1

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

112Insert the following new Schedule—
 

"SCHEDULE A1

 

COMMISSION FOR OFFICIAL STATISTICS

 

Tenure of Office

 1   (1)   Subject to paragraph 2 below, a member of the Commission shall vacate his office—
(a)  if he ceases to be a Member of the House of Commons or the House of Lords;
(b)  if another person is appointed in his place.
(2)      Subject to sub-paragraph (1) above, a member of the Commission shall hold office for the duration of the Parliament in which he is nominated or appointed and for a further period provided by paragraph 2 below.
(3)      A member of the Commission may resign at any time by notice to the Commission.
(4)      Past service is no bar to nomination or appointment as a member of the Commission.
 2   (1)   Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, on dissolution of Parliament, the members of the Commission shall continue in office until members are nominated or appointed in their place.
(2)      Where at any time after Parliament has been dissolved, it appears that a member of the Commission who is not a Member of the House of Lords—
(a)  has not been validly nominated as a candidate in the ensuing general election; or
(b)  although so nominated, has not been elected as a Member of Parliament at that election,
  that member shall resign from the Commission forthwith, but nothing in sub-paragraph (1) above or this sub-paragraph shall be taken as preventing any such member from resigning otherwise than in pursuance of this sub-paragraph.
 

Chairman

 3      The Commission shall elect a chairman from amongst its members.
 

Proceedings and business

 4   (1)   The validity of any proceedings of the Commission shall not be affected by any vacancy among the members of the Commission or by any defect in the appointment or nomination of any member.
(2)      The Commission may determine its own procedures."
 

Before Clause 24

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

113Insert the following new Clause—
  "Access to the Prime Minister
  The National Statistician shall have right of direct access to the Prime Minister on any matter involving the integrity of official statistics or a dispute with a government department regarding official statistics."
 

Clause 24

 

EARL OF NORTHESK
BARONESS NOAKES

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 24 stand part of the Bill.
 

Clause 25

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

114Page 10, line 25, at end insert—
"(   )  The report under subsection (1) shall cover public trust in offical statistics."
115Page 10, line 25, at end insert—
"(   )  The report under subsection (1) shall cover compliance with the Code of Practice for National Statistics."
116Page 10, line 25, at end insert—
"(   )  The report under subsection (1) shall include an appraisal of the discharge of the Board's duties under section 26."
117Page 10, line 25, at end insert—
"(   )  The report under subsection (1) shall include a report on the work of the committee established under section 32(2A)."
118Page 10, line 27, at beginning insert "both Houses of"
119Page 10, line 35, at beginning insert "both Houses of"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

120Page 10, line 39, leave out "as soon as possible thereafter" and insert "concurrently"
 

Clause 26

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

121Page 11, line 2, after "Board" insert "and the National Statistician"
122Page 11, line 2, leave out "its" and insert "their"
123Page 11, line 3, after "Board" insert "and the National Statistician"
124Page 11, line 3, leave out "it imposes" and insert "they impose"
 

After Clause 26

 

LORD LEA OF CRONDALL

124AInsert the following new Clause—
  "Location
(1)  The Board may locate its statistical activities in any place within the United Kingdom which it thinks necessary or expedient for the exercise of its functions.
(2)  In choosing a location or locations under subsection (1) the Board must take into account the need to—
(a)  recruit and retain suitably skilled and experienced employees;
(b)  maintain effective contacts with users of statistics, in particular within central government; and
(c)  maintain the influence of official statistics on policy."
 

Clause 27

 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

125Page 11, line 6, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

126Page 11, line 6, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

127Page 11, line 17, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

128Page 11, line 17, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

129Page 11, line 24, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

130Page 11, line 24, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

131Page 11, line 31, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

132Page 11, line 31, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

133Page 11, line 33, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

134Page 11, line 33, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

135Page 11, line 36, leave out "in writing" and insert "by order"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

136Page 11, line 40, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING

137Page 11, line 40, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

138Page 12, line 5, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

139Page 12, line 5, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

140Page 12, line 8, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

141Page 12, line 8, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

142Page 12, line 12, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

143Page 12, line 12, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

144Page 12, line 13, leave out subsection (12)
145Page 12, line 18, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Cabinet Office"
 

LORD NEWBY
LORD OAKESHOTT OF SEAGROVE BAY

146Page 12, line 18, leave out "Chancellor of the Exchequer" and insert "Prime Minister"
 

BARONESS NOAKES
LORD HOWARD OF RISING
LORD MOSER

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 27 stand part of the Bill.

 
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