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given up to and including

Tuesday 3rd April 2001


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CONSIDERATION OF BILL

REGULATORY REFORM BILL [LORDS]


NEW CLAUSES

Review of orders
   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   Every order made under section 1 shall 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.

    (2)   In reckoning the period of ninety days referred to in subsection (1) above, 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.

    (3)   The report described in subsection (1) above shall include a review of the effectiveness of the order and of each of the matters set out in section 6(2) above in comparison to the statements laid before Parliament when the order was first made.'.


Annual Report
   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—A Minister of the Crown shall, within twelve months of the coming into force of this Act, and each year thereafter, lay before both Houses of Parliament a report on the operation of this Act, including the uses made of the powers under this Act, the extent to which this has contributed to an increase or reduction in regulatory burdens imposed under legislation, and the Government's intentions for the use of powers under the Act in the forthcoming year.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

1

Page     1,     line     16     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In exercising the powers in subsection (1) above, Ministers shall act to simplify the law wherever possible and to produce orders which are readily comprehensible to those affected by them.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

3

Page     3,     line     9     [Clause     3],     leave out '(a)'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

2

Page     3     [Clause     3],     leave out lines 12 to 15 and insert 'is also of the opinion—

    '(a)   that the burdens created or imposed as a result of the provisions of the order are less onerous than those reduced or removed; or

    (b)   that other beneficial effects for persons affected by the provisions of the order, not including those effects which only relate to Ministers of the Crown, government departments or statutory bodies, make it desirable for the order to be made.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

4

Page     3,     line     20     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

    '(3A)   If an order under section 1 abolishes an offence contained in an enactment and the maximum penalties for that offence are greater than those specified in subsection (3) above, the order may create a new criminal offence having maximum penalties not exceeding those applicable to the offence which is abolished.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

5

Page     5,     line     3     [Clause     5],     at end insert 'and—

    (f)   in relation to the consultation described in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e) above send to each person consulted a draft copy of the document the Minister intends to lay before Parliament as far as the matters referred to in subsection (2)(a) to (f), (h) and (i) of section 6 are concerned.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

6

Page     6,     line     2     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '(ia)   a statement of the financial and other impacts specific to persons, or group of persons, expected to flow from the implementation of the proposals.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

7

*Page     8,     line     1     [Clause     9],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


 
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