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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 19th July 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE B


EXPORT CONTROL BILL

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [16th July].

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

20

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     31,     leave out 'falling to be'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

21

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     38,     leave out 'under this section' and insert 'under subsection (1) or (2)'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

22

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     39,     leave out 'in such manner as the Secretary of State may think fit' and insert 'within 28 days of issuance'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

23

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     44,     leave out 'or 2' and insert '2, 4 or 5'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

24

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     46,     at end add—

    '(5)   Any change to the guidance referred to in subsection (4) which alters the criteria relating to export licensing decisions shall not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (6)   Any change to the guidance referred to in subsection (4) which does not alter the criteria relating to export licensing decisions shall be laid before Parliament and published within 40 days of issuance.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

4

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     1,     leave out 'Annual Reports' and insert 'Transparency'.

   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

5

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     2,     leave out 'as soon as practicable after the end of 2002' and insert 'within seven months after the end of 2001'.

   

Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

43

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     4,     after '6(1)', insert 'with due care towards commercial confidentiality'.

   

Mr Richard Page
Mr James Gray

44

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     4,     after '6(1)', insert 'which would include the work of Export Licensing'.

   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

6

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     4,     at end add—

    '(2)   The report referred to in section 9(1) may each year be considered by a parliamentary Select Committee or Select Committees.

    (3)   The Government shall allow parliamentary scrutiny of licence applications before they are finally granted or refused.

    (4)   The role of Parliament in scrutinising licence applications shall be advisory only.'.


   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

1

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     44,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

2

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     27,     leave out from '(c)' to end of line 29 and insert 'financing, transportation, freight-forwarding, or taking any other action (or agreeing with another to do so) that facilitates the manufacture, export or import of a defence article or defence service, irrespective of its origin, are activities which facilitate the acquisition or disposal of goods'.

   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

3

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     30,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

14

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     17,     leave out 'may'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

15

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     18,     after '(a)', insert 'shall'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

16

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     19,     after '(b)', insert 'may'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

17

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     21,     after '(c)', insert 'may'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

18

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     25,     after '(d)', insert 'may'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

19

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     26,     after '(e)', insert 'may'.


   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

7

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     6,     leave out 'an order under section 1 or 2 which contains any provision made by virtue of section 3(2)' and insert—

    '(a)   an order under section 1 or 2 which does not contain any provision made by virtue of section 3(2); or

    (b)   an order under section 4, 5 or 15(3)'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

25

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     6,     leave out 'or 2 which contains any provision made by virtue of section 3(2)' and insert ', 2, 4, 5 or 15(3)'.

   

Mr Malcolm Savidge

8

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     14,     after 'order', insert 'under section 1 or 2 which contains any provision made by virtue of section 3(2), or an order'.

   

Mr Malcolm Savidge
Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

9

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     17,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

26

Clause     15,     page     8,     line     22,     after 'overseas territory', insert 'no more than 40 days after this Act is granted Royal Assent'.


EXCERPT FROM THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE (9TH JULY 2001)

Standing Committee
    3.—(1)   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 23rd October 2001.

    (2)   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE (17TH JULY 2001)

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Export Control Bill the Standing Committee do meet on Tuesdays at half-past Ten o'clock and at half-past Four o'clock and on Thursdays at half-past Nine o'clock and half-past Four o'clock;

    (2)   the proceedings on the Bill shall be taken in the following order, namely, Clause 1, Clause 3, the Schedule, Clauses 8 and 9, Clause 2, Clauses 4 to 7, Clauses 10 to 15, New Clauses, New Schedules;

    (3)   the proceedings on the Bill shall be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 23rd October at One o'clock.


 
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