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Schedule 18

 

LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL

 

LORD WALLACE OF TANKERNESS

 

BARONESS NORTHOVER

48*Page 201, line 29, leave out ", race or religion or belief" and insert "or race"
 

Clause 158

 

BARONESS WARSI

 

BARONESS MORRIS OF BOLTON

49Page 101, line 42, leave out "as qualified as" and insert "equally qualified to"
 

Clause 196

 

BARONESS WARSI

 

BARONESS MORRIS OF BOLTON

50Page 122, line 21, at end insert—
"(   )  It is not a contravention of this Act for—
(a)  a person or organisation which provides tourism or holiday services to place age limits on group holidays or holidays catering for people of particular ages;
(b)  a person or organisation to design and provide financial products for specific market segments qualified by age or age groups;
(c)  a person or organisation to provide insurance programmes where the calculations of the premiums for such programmes are based on reasonable evidence of the underlying differences in risk based on the purchaser's age or age group."
 

After Clause 196

 

BARONESS WARSI

 

BARONESS MORRIS OF BOLTON

51Insert the following new Clause—
  "Insurance
  A person does not contravene this Act so far as relating to the use of age by insurers only by provision of a service to persons if—
(a)  significant detriment to the elderly or another age group cannot be demonstrated; and
(b)  non-differentiation would have an adverse impact on age groups."
 

Before Clause 201

 

BARONESS FLATHER

 

BARONESS COX

52Insert the following new Clause—
 "Protected characteristics: Sharia courts
  Protected characteristics: Sharia courts
(1)  Within two months of the end of each calendar year the Secretary of State must commission a report on the judgments of Sharia courts in the United Kingdom made in the past year and the compatibility of those judgments within the provision in this Bill.
(2)  A report under subsection (1) must in particular contain—
(a)  details of the sorts of cases most commonly dealt with in Sharia courts;
(b)  details of the judgments given in a proportionate sample of those cases; and
(c)  details of whether those judgments appear to adversely affect any group who share a particular protected characteristic under this Act.
(3)  The Secretary of State must lay the report before Parliament within twelve months of the end of the calendar year in question."
 

LORD ALLI

 

BARONESS BUTLER-SLOSS

 

BARONESS CAMPBELL OF SURBITON

53*Insert the following new Clause—
 "Civil partnerships
  Civil partnerships on religious premises
(1)  The Civil Partnership Act 2004 is amended as follows.
(2)  Omit section 6(1)(b) and section 6(2).
(3)  In section 6A, after subsection (2), insert—
"(   )  Regulations under this section may provide that premises approved for the registration of civil partnerships may differ from those premises approved for the registration of civil marriages."
(4)  In section 6A, after subsection (3), insert—
"(   )  For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Act places an obligation on religious organisations to host civil partnerships if they do not wish to do so.""
 

Clause 201

 

BARONESS WARSI

 

BARONESS MORRIS OF BOLTON

54Page 125, line 1, leave out paragraph (b)
55Page 125, line 14, leave out "2 years" and insert "12 months"
56Page 125, line 16, leave out "2 years" and insert "12 months"
 

Schedule 24

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

57Page 224, line 6, at end insert—
 "Section (Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.) (election candidates: diversity information)"
 

Clause 206

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

58Page 128, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  regulations under section (Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.) (election candidates: diversity information);"
 

Schedule 26

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

59Page 230, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  an act which is unlawful because it amounts to a contravention of section (Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.) of that Act (information about diversity in range of candidates etc.),"
 

Clause 210

 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

60*Page 131, line 4, at end insert—
 ""substantial" means more than minor or trivial;"
 

Clause 214

 

LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL

 

LORD WALLACE OF TANKERNESS

 

BARONESS NORTHOVER

61Page 132, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )  Paragraphs 8 and 9 of Schedule 9 shall cease to have effect at the end of 31st December 2011."

 
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