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given up to and including

Friday 23rd March 2001


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

STANDING COMMITTEE A

REGULATORY REFORM BILL [LORDS]


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

36

*Clause     1,     page     1,     line     3,     leave out 'subsections (3) to (5)' and insert 'subsections (3), (3A), (4) and (5)'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     9,     after 'is', insert 'necessary and'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     after 'a', insert 'small'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

3

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     14,     after first 'is', insert 'necessary and'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     at end insert 'if recommended by the Law Commission'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In exercising the powers in subsection (1) above Ministers shall act to simplify the law and to produce orders easily comprehensible to those affected by them.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

6

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(1B)   All Ministers of the Crown shall keep under review the legislation for which they are responsible to identify enactments suitable for amendment by regulatory reform orders under subsection (1) above.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

7

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     18,     after 'Act', insert 'other than this Act'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

35

*Clause     1,     page     2,     line     5,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   No order under this section may be made unless each House of Parliament, following any report made by a select committee of that House charged with functions of examining orders made under this Act, has passed a resolution expressing the opinion that the order is consistent with one or more of the objects set out in subsection 1(a) to (d).'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

8

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     2,     leave out 'the Minister making the order is of the opinion that'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

9

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     8,     leave out 'the Minister is of the opinion'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

10

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     9,     leave out 'that'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

11

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     12,     leave out 'that'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

12

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     15,     at end insert ', and—

    (c)   there is a net reduction in the total burden on all those affected by the changes'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

13

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     20,     at end insert 'or—

    (c)   in the case of a new criminal offence which replaces an existing offence, with any fine or sentence greater than the maximum which could have been imposed for the existing offence'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

14

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(6)   Every order made under section 1 will include a provision for the Minister to present a report on the operation of the order in the fifth year after it has come into effect and for the order to cease to be in effect if there is a resolution to that effect by either House of Parliament within ninety days of that report being laid.

    (7)   In reckoning the period of ninety days referred to in subsection (6), no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which either House is adjourned for more than four days.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

15

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(8)   The report described in subsection (6) above shall include a review of the effectiveness of the order and of each of the matters set out in section 6(2) below in comparison to the statements laid before Parliament when the order was first made.'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

30

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     39,     at end insert ', subject to such amendment or amendments as moved and agreed by both Houses in respect of any order made under section 1(1)(b) or (c).'


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

16

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     40,     leave out 'appear to him to be' and insert 'are'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

31

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     41,     at end insert 'allowing such organisations a minimum of 12 weeks to respond.'

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

17

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     43,     leave out 'appear to him to be' and insert 'are'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

18

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     3,     at end insert 'and—

    (f)   in relation to the consultation described in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) above send to each person consulted a draft copy of the document the Minister intends to lay before Parliament as described in section 6 below.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

19

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     3,     at end insert 'and—

    (g)   allow a minimum of eight weeks for the consultation described in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) above.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

20

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     3,     at end insert 'and—

    (h)   publish an invitation to other bodies to make submissions.'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

33

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The consultation required by subsection (1) above will include details of whether any savings or increases in cost are estimated to result from the proposals and, if so,—

    (a)   the reasons why savings or increases in cost should be expected, and

    (b)   if it is practicable to make an estimate of the amount, that amount and how it is calculated.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

21

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     8,     leave out 'it appears to the Minister,'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

22

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     9,     leave out 'that'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

23

Clause     5,     page     5,     line     10,     leave out 'he' and insert 'the Minister'.


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

38

*Clause     6,     page     5,     line     23,     at end insert 'and a written statement as outlined in subsection (2A)'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

24

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     1,     after 'benefits', insert 'and disbenefits'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

25

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     1,     after 'savings', insert 'or increases'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

26

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '(ia)   a statement analysing the financial and other impact on persons likely to be affected by any of the provisions of the proposed order,'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

32

Clause     6,     page     6,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(ja)   the manner and timetable of any such consultation.'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

37

*Clause     6,     page     6,     line     6,     at end add—

    '(2A)   The statement referred to in subsection (1) is a statement that in the opinion of the Minister his draft proposals do not have any significant constitutional implications.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

27

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     13,     leave out 'shall disclose the fact that the respondent has made representations, but'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

28

Clause     7,     page     6,     line     35,     at end add 'and—

    (c)   is agreed by that committee to remain confidential and not be further disclosed.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

29

Clause     10,     page     8,     line     39,     leave out 'appearing to him to be'.


   

Mr Graham Stringer

34

Clause     15,     page     11,     line     4,     leave out subsection (4).


NEW CLAUSES

Annual report   

Mr Andrew Lansley

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office shall produce an Annual Report to Parliament every year setting out the operation of this Act and any other relevant regulatory or deregulatory matters during the previous year and describing the government's programme for the use of this Act for the forthcoming year.'.


Expiry of this Act   

Mr Andrew Lansley

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This Act will expire five years after the day on which it is passed unless in the fifth year the Secretary of State for the Cabinet Office by order made by statutory instrument provides for all of the provisions of this Act to continue in force for a further period of five years.

    (2)   No order shall be made under subsection (1) above unless a draft of the order, which shall be accompanied by a review of the operation of the Act over the previous five years, has been laid before and approved by a Resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (3)   Every further successive period of five years after the day on which it is passed this Act will expire unless a further order equivalent to that described in subsection (1) above, subject to subsection (2), is made.'.


Annual Report   

Mr Brian Cotter
Dr Vincent Cable

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—A Minister of the Crown shall lay before both Houses of Parliament every 12 months from enactment of this Act a report on the operation of this Act, including a report on the operation of orders made under the Act, and any need for their amendment.'.


 
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