Amendments proposed to the Export Control Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     4,     line     12     [Clause     5],     leave out 'controlled'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     4,     line     17     [Clause     5],     at end insert—

    '( )   Goods may be described in the order wholly or partly by reference to the uses to which the goods, or any information recorded on or derived from them, may be put.

    ( )   The power to impose trade controls—

    (a)   shall only be exercised for the purpose of imposing controls corresponding to or connected with—

      (i)   any export controls or transfer controls imposed under section 1 or 2; or

      (ii)   any controls imposed by a directly applicable Community provision on the exportation of goods or the transfer of technology; and

    (b)   is subject to section (General restriction on purposes of control orders).'.

   

Julia Drown
Tony Worthington
Ann Clwyd
Mr Roger Berry
Mr Tony Lloyd

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Page     4,     line     35     [Clause     5],     leave out subsection (6).


   

Julia Drown
Tony Worthington
Ann Clwyd
Mr Roger Berry
Mr Tony Lloyd

42

Page     5,     line     21     [Clause     6],     at end insert—

    '(3)   Controls imposed under section 4 or 5 shall apply to 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.'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Robert Key

28

Page     5,     line     27     [Clause     7], after 'function;', insert—

    '(bb)   the time necessary to process applications;'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge
Angus Robertson
Mr Elfyn Llywd

35

Page     5,     line     33     [Clause     7],     leave out subsections (3) and (4) and insert—

    '(3)   Any published guidance relating to export licensing, which is capable of applying in relation to the exercise of functions under an order under section 1 or 2, shall be treated as guidance under this section.

    (4)   The consolidated criteria relating to export licensing decisions announced to Parliament by the Secretary of State on 26th October 2000 shall be included in the guidance referred to in subsection (3).

    (5)   Changes to any guidance issued under subsection (4) shall not take effect until laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (6)   Changes to any guidance issued under subsections (1) or (2), or under subsection (3) which does not contain any guidance made by virtue of subsection (4), shall be laid before Parliament and published within 40 days.'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

9

Page     5,     [Clause     8],     leave out lines 43 to 45 and insert—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament in respect of each year—

    (a)   a report on the operation during the year of any order under section 1 so far as relating to the export of objects of cultural interest; and

    (b)   a report on other matters relating to the operation of this Act (and any order made under it) during the year.

    (2)   A report required by subsection (1) shall be laid as soon as practicable after the end of the year to which it relates.'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Robert Key

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Page     5,     line     45     [Clause     8], at end insert—

    '( )   Such reports shall list the other member countries of the European Union and shall show in respect of each such member country any information known to the Secretary of State regarding the granting of a licence within that country in respect of an essentially identical transaction refused or regulated within the United Kingdom.'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     6,     line     7     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

' "control order" means an order under section 1(1), 2(1), 4(1) or 5(1);'.   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

11

Page     6,     line     8     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

' "objects of cultural interest" includes objects of historical or scientific interest;'.   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

12

Page     6,     line     9     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

' "technical assistance" and "technical assistance controls" have the meanings given in section 4(2);'.   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

13

Page     6,     line     10     [Clause     9],     at end insert—

' "trade controls" has the meaning given in section 5(2);'.   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

14

Page     6,     line     16     [Clause     9],     leave out subsections (2) to (5).


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

15

Page     7,     line     4     [Clause     11],     leave out 'an order under section 1 or 2' and insert 'a control order'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Robert Key

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Page     7,     line     4     [Clause     11], leave out from 'which' to 'shall' in line 5 and insert 'does not contain any provision made by virtue of (General restriction on purposes of control orders) (2), or under section 4 or 5'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

16

Page     7,     line     5     [Clause     11],     leave out '3(2)' and insert '(General restriction on purposes of control orders) (2)'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Robert Key

31

Page     7,     line     15     [Clause     11], leave out from 'containing' to end of line 18 and insert 'an order under section 14(3)'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     7,     line     16     [Clause     11],     leave out 'or 2' and insert '2, 4 or 5'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     7,     line     17     [Clause     11],     leave out '3(2)' and insert ''(General restriction on purposes of control orders)(2)'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     7,     line     18     [Clause     11],     leave out '4, 5 or'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     9,     line     3     [Schedule],     leave out paragraph 1.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     9,     line     5     [Schedule],     leave out 'An' and insert 'A control'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     9,     line     7     [Schedule],     leave out 'An' and insert 'A control'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

23

Page     9     [Schedule],     leave out lines 13 to 26 and insert—

    '4An order may be made for the purpose of imposing export controls in relation to goods of any description if it appears to the Secretary of State when the order is made that there is a risk that exportation of such goods might have a relevant consequence.

    4AAn order may be made for the purpose of imposing transfer controls in relation to technology of any description if it appears to the Secretary of State when the order is made that there is a risk that transfer of such technology might have a relevant consequence.    4BAn order may be made for the purpose of imposing technical assistance controls in relation to technical assistance of any description if it appears to the Secretary of State when the order is made that there is a risk that the provision outside the United Kingdom of such assistance might have a relevant consequence..

    4CAn order may be made for the purpose of imposing trade controls in relation to goods of any description if it appears to the Secretary of State when the order is made that there is a risk that carrying out the activities to be controlled in relation to such goods might have a relevant consequence..

    4D(1)For the purposes of this Schedule a relevant consequence, in relation to any activity, is a consequence (direct or indirect) of a kind mentioned in the following Table.'..

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge
Angus Robertson
Mr Elfyn Llywd

36

Page     9,     line     18     [Schedule],     after 'have', insert ', or contribute through cumulative impact to having,'.

   

Tony Worthington
Julia Drown
Mr Tom Clarke

32

Page     9,     line     19     [Schedule], after 'Table', insert ', or that exportation of the goods might run contrary to any of the criteria of the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports'.

   

Tony Worthington
Julia Drown
Mr Tom Clarke

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Page     9,     line     26     [Schedule], after 'Table', insert ', or that exportation of the goods might run contrary to any of the criteria of the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge
Angus Robertson
Mr Elfyn Llywd

37

Page     9,     line     33     [Schedule],     leave out from 'any' to end of line 34 and insert 'allies, EU member states and other friendly countries.'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

24

Page     10,     line     2     [Schedule],     leave out from beginning of line to 'the' in line 3 and insert 'The carrying out anywhere in the world of acts which facilitate'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge
Angus Robertson
Mr Elfyn Llywd

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Page     10,     line     2     [Schedule],     leave out from 'of' to end of line 4 and insert 'goods or technology anywhere in the world in connection with the development, production or use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

25

Page     10     [Schedule],     leave out lines 6 and 7 and insert 'The carrying out anywhere in the world of (or of acts which facilitate)—'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Dr Jenny Tonge
Angus Robertson
Mr Elfyn Llywd

39

Page     10,     line     11     [Schedule],     at end insert—

'Sustainable development
    E   An adverse effect on the sustainable development of the country to which the goods were exported, or the technology was transferred.'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

26

Page     10,     line     13     [Schedule],     leave out from beginning of line to 'acts' in line 14 and insert 'The carrying out anywhere in the world of (or of acts which facilitate)'.

   

Tony Worthington
Julia Drown
Mr Tom Clarke

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Page     10,     line     15     [Schedule], at the end, insert—

       'Economic capacity and sustainable development

    F   An adverse effect on—

    (a)   the economic capacity; or

    (b)   the sustainable development of the country to which the goods were exported, or the technology was transferred.'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

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Page     10,     line     23     [Schedule],     leave out sub-paragraph (2).


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

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.—(1)   Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at Ten o'clock on the day on which those proceedings are commenced or, if that day is a Thursday, at Seven o'clock on that day.

    (2)   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made by the House on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.


 
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