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Thursday 18th October 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE B


EXPORT CONTROL BILL

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the order of the Committee [17th July].

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Charles Hendry

54

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     6,     at end insert—

       '"armed conflict" means any armed conflict between—

    (a)   the armed forces of foreign states,

    (b)   the armed forces of a foreign state and dissident armed forces or other armed groups; or

    (c)   armed groups.'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Charles Hendry

55

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     12,     at end insert—

       '"foreign military assistance" means military services or military-related services, or any attempt, encouragement, incitement or solicitation to render such services, except under the authority of the Secretary of State, in the form of—

    (a)   military assistance to a party to an armed conflict by means of—

            (i)   advice or training;

            (ii)   personnel, financial, logistical, intelligence or operational support;

            (iii)   personnel recruitment;

            (iv)   medical or para-medical services; or

            (v)   procurement of equipment;

    (b)   security services for the protection of individuals involved in armed conflict or their property;

    (c)   any action aimed at overthrowing a government or undermining the constitutional order, sovereignty or territorial integrity of a state;

    (d)   any other action that has the result of furthering the military interests of a party to the armed conflict but not humanitarian or civilian activities aimed at relieving the plight of civilians in an area of armed conflict.'.

   

Mr Robert Key
Mr Charles Hendry

50

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     30,     leave out subsection (5).


   

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 Nigel Griffiths

65

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     14,     leave out '6(1) or'.

   

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'.


NEW CLAUSES

End-use monitoring

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall by order require that, for any activities in relation to which controls are capable of being imposed by an order under section 1, 2, 4 or 5, provision shall be made for follow-up monitoring of the use made of the goods exported, the technology transferred, the technical assistance provided or the goods traded.

    (2)   In this section "follow-up monitoring" means the undertaking of activities designed to verify that the use to which the goods, technology or technical assistance are put, and the identity of the end-users of the goods, technology or technical assistance, are consistent with the obligations stipulated in the relevant licence or end-use documentation.

    (3)   The "activities" referred to in subsection (2) may include but not be limited to physical inspection of the designated goods or technology within the territory of the state or the jurisdiction of the end-user stipulated in the relevant licence or end-use documentation.'.


Licensed production overseas

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State may by order make provision for or in connection with the imposition of controls regulating the licensed production of controlled goods overseas.

    (2)   In this section "licensed production" means production under commercial licence from a United Kingdom person, United Kingdom company or company based in the United Kingdom of that entity's proprietary controlled goods or technology.

    (3)   An order under this section may make provision in connection with any controls that may be imposed by a directly applicable Community provision on licensed production agreements.

    (4)   Controls shall be imposed under this section on acts done outside the United Kingdom, but only if they are done by a person who is, or is acting under the control of, a United Kingdom person, United Kingdom company, or company based in the United Kingdom.'.


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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