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Friday 6th April 2001


STANDING COMMITTEE B

PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY BILL [LORDS]


    RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

       The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following resolution at its meeting on Thursday 5th April (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Private Security Industry Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesday 10th April at five minutes to Ten o'clock and, from Tuesday 24th April, on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at five minutes to Ten o'clock and half-past Two o'clock;

    (2)   7 sittings in all shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill by the Committee; and

    (3)   proceedings on the bill shall be brought to a conclusion at the seventh sitting at Seven o'clock.

       Mr Charles Clarke has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee. Debate on such a motion may continue for half an hour (Sessional Order C(6) relating to Programming (7th November 2000)).


   

Mr Bruce George

2

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     19,     at end insert—

       'Without prejudice to subsections (3) and (4), the Authority will—

    (a)   carry out a fundamental review of the practice and operation of the Act;

    (b)   send to the Secretary of State a written report on the review within three years of the provisions coming into force; and if different days have been appointed within three years of the first provision coming into force; and the Secretary of State shall lay a copy of such a report before each House of Parliament.'.


   

Mr Bruce George

3

Clause     9,     page     7,     leave out lines 42 to 44 and insert—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall prescribe conditions on which a licence must be granted and the power of the Authority to impose additional conditions for such a licence and will prescribe or impose'.

   

Mr Bruce George

4

Clause     9,     page     8,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '(6)   The Secretary of State and the Authority shall take into account mandatory and other conditions set in member states of the European Union in prescribing the conditions under subsection (1).

    (7)   The Secretary of State and the Authority shall ensure that in establishing the conditions specified under subsection ( ) a licence holder will not be disadvantaged by reason of the prescribed conditions in seeking to gain recognition in another member state of the European Union.'.


   

Mr Bruce George

5

Clause     17,     page     13,     line     26,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

Mr Charles Clarke

1

Clause     26,     page     19,     line     20,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr Bruce George

6

Schedule     1,     page     20,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(4)   In making appointments to the Authority the Secretary of State shall have due regard to the desirability of ensuring the Authority includes persons representative of, or who have experience of

    (a)   the private security industry,

    (b)   the police service,

    (c)   the employees' interest,

    (d)   the insurance industry,

    (e)   the consumers' interest,

    (f)   local authorities

    and that no single interest will predominate.'.


   

Mr Bruce George

7

Schedule     2,     page     26,     line     21,     at end insert—

'In-house security operatives

    2A.   Without prejudice to Paragraph 2 this paragraph applies (subject to the following provisions of this paragraph) to the activities of an operative providing manned guarding activities where he provides those services exclusively for an employer who is not a private security employer.'.

   

Mr Bruce George

8

Schedule     2,     page     28,     line     36,     at end insert—

'Intruder alarm installers

    (7)   This paragraph applies (subject to the following provisions of this paragraph) to the activities of—

    (a)   installing, servicing, repairing, coding, recoding or related activity in relation to intruder alarms;

    (b)   installing, servicing, repairing or related activity in relation to intruder alarm monitoring stations;

    This paragraph does not apply to any activities where a person undertakes any of the activities set out in sub-paragraphs (a) or (b), relating to premises of which he is the owner.

Locksmiths

    8.—(1)   This paragraph applies (subject to the following provisions of this paragraph) to the activities of—

    (a)   installing, making, servicing, repairing, coding or recoding locking mechanisms operated by means of an electrical, electronic, magnetic, mechanical or other process;

    (b)   cutting, making, selling or providing restricted keys;

    (c)   installing, selling, servicing or repairing safes, vaults or strongboxes;

    (2)   This paragraph does not apply to any activities referred to in subsection (1) where a person undertakes any of the activities set out in (1)(a)(b)(c) relating to premises of which he is the owner.

    (3)   In this paragraph "restricted key" means a key that is stamped "master", "do not copy", "do not duplicate", "restricted" or any other similar restrictive expression.'.


 
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