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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 13th December 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE F


EMPLOYMENT BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee (6th December).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

41

Clause     27,     page     34,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Where employment tribunal procedure regulations include provisions enabling the President to make directions about the procedure of employment tribunals they shall also include provision requiring the President to consult with such users and representatives of users of the employment tribunals as appear to him to be appropriate before making such directions'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

42

Clause     28,     page     34,     line     31,     at end add—

    '(2)   In section 9(1) of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996, after paragraph (a) there is inserted—

      "(aa) for enabling the Tribunal to strike out any case which is found by a review conducted under paragraph (a) above to be without merit and where in the opinion of the Tribunal, no purpose would be served in allowing the case to be determined at a hearing, and".'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

5

Page     34,     line     26,     leave out Clause 28.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

79

Clause     29,     page     35,     line     9,     leave out subsection (b).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

50

Clause     29,     page     35,     line     16,     at end insert—

      '(c) make provision for the Standard Procedures to apply in classes of cases specified for that purpose in the order and for the Modified Procedures to apply in classes of cases specified for that purpose in the order.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

51

Clause     29,     page     35,     line     16,     at end insert—

      '(c) make provision for the Schedule not to apply to certain classes of cases'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

45

Clause     29,     page     35,     line     18,     at end add 'and any other organisation representing persons appearing to the Secretary of State to be likely to be affected by the order.'.


   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

29

Schedule     2,     page     57,     line     8,     after 'writing', insert 'in the form of a statement.'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

30

Schedule     2,     page     57,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(3)   Where the employer contemplates dismissing or taking disciplinary action against the employee for a reason other than redundancy, then the employer must investigate fully before preparing the statement.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

69

Schedule     2,     page     57,     line     17,     after 'employee', insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

70

Schedule     2,     page     57,     line     21,     at end insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

71

Schedule     2,     page     57,     line     27,     after 'employee', insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

72

Schedule     2,     page     58,     line     2,     at end insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

73

Schedule     2,     page     58,     line     6,     after 'employee', insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

74

Schedule     2,     page     58,     line     19,     after 'employee', insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

75

Schedule     2,     page     58,     line     23,     at end insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

76

Schedule     2,     page     58,     line     27,     after 'employee', insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

77

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     10,     after 'taken', insert 'within one month of the previous step or action and in any case'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

31

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     13,     at beginning insert 'Notice,'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

47

Schedule     2,     page     59,     line     19,     at end add—

    '(4)   The right referred to in section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 to be accompanied by a single companion applies to meetings under this section.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

53

Clause     30,     page     35,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The Secretary of State shall by regulations prescribe a procedure for certification by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, or by a Tribunal or by the Secretary of State of model agreements to follow procedures other than the statutory procedure as being not inconsistent with the requirements of the statutory procedure'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

54

Clause     31,     page     36,     line     34,     leave out paragraph (d).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

55

Clause     31,     page     36,     line     36,     leave out paragraph (e).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

56

Clause     31,     page     36,     line     45,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

57

Clause     31,     page     36,     line     48,     leave out paragraph (c).


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

58

Clause     32,     page     37,     line     16,     leave out paragraph (c).


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

63

Clause     33,     page     37,     line     19,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

59

Clause     33,     page     37,     line     19,     leave out 'any of'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

60

Clause     33,     page     37,     line     25,     leave out 'unless', to end of line 26 and insert 'the relevant statutory procedure has been complied with by the court.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

61

Clause     33,     page     37,     line     27,     leave out paragraph (2).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

62

Clause     33,     page     37,     line     30,     after 'Service', insert 'and any other organisation representing persons appearing to the Secretary of State to be likely to be affected by the regulations'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

46

Clause     33,     page     37,     line     30,     at end add—

    '(4)   Nothing in the regulations shall prevent a claim if there are exceptional circumstances which would make preventing a claim to an employment tribunal or preventing a employment tribunal from hearing a claim unjust or inequitable.'.


   

Mr Rob Marris

78

Clause     34,     page     38,     line     1,     leave out from '(1),' to 'shows' in line 4 and insert failure by an employer to follow a procedure in relation to the dismissal of an employee shall not be regarded for the purposes of section 98(4)(a) as by itself making the employer's action unreasonable if he'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

27

Clause     34,     page     38,     line     5,     after 'procedure', insert 'and the dismissal would have been fair apart from this section.'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

49

Clause     34,     page     38,     line     12,     leave out 'Chapter 1 of'.

   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

28

Clause     34,     page     38,     line     16,     at end insert—

      '(c) references to 'a procedure' or to 'the procedure' in subsection (2) refer to non-statutory procedures that the employer is obliged to follow.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

64

Clause     34,     page     38,     line     26,     leave out 'be required to'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

66

Clause     34,     page     38,     line     28,     at end insert 'and in determining whether such an award would result in injustice the tribunal shall have regard to the resources available to the employer to enable him to ensure compliance with statutory procedures'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

65

Clause     34,     page     39,     line     8,     leave out 'be required'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

67

Clause     34,     page     39,     line     10,     at end add 'and in determining whether such an award would result in injustice the tribunal shall have regard to the resources available to the employer to enable him to ensure compliance with statutory procedures'.

 
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