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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 18th 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

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 subsection (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 employmenttribunal 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'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

68

Clause     36,     page     39,     line     31,     leave out from 'procedures,' to end of line 32 and insert 'subsection (3) shall have effect so that the note need not comply with the specified provisions where the relevant number of employees was less than six'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

87

Clause     37,     page     39,     line     41,     leave out 'meet' and insert 'discharge'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

85

Clause     37,     page     40,     line     8,     leave out 'met' and insert 'discharged'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

86

Clause     37,     page     40,     line     12,     leave out 'met' and insert 'discharged'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

88

Clause     37,     page     40,     line     31,     leave out 'met' and insert 'discharged'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

80

Clause     38,     page     41,     line     21,     after 'document', insert 'purporting to be a document'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

81

Clause     38,     page     41,     line     28,     after 'document', insert 'purporting to be a document'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

82

Clause     38,     page     41,     line     33,     at end add 'and,

    (d)   the breach is material to the proceedings in question before the tribunal'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

83

Clause     38,     page     42,     line     15,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

84

Clause     38,     page     42,     line     18,     leave out paragraph (c).


   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

48

Page     42,     line     27,     leave out Clause 39.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

52

Clause     49,     page     52,     line     12,     after 'section', insert '29(2),'.


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Repeal of section 109 of Employment Rights Act 1996

   

Hywel Williams

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—Section 109 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18) (Upper age limit) is hereby repealed.'.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE (6TH DECEMBER 2001)

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Employment 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 at half-past Two o'clock, except that on Thursday 6th December 2001 the Committee shall not meet at half-past Two o'clock and on Tuesday 8th January 2002 the Committee shall not meet at half-past Ten o'clock;

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely Clauses 22 to 29, Schedule 2, Clauses 30 and 31, Schedule 3, Clauses 32 to 38, Schedule 4, Clauses 39 to 41, Clauses 1 to 12, Schedule 1, Clauses 13 to 21, Clauses 42 to 48, Schedule 5, Clauses 49 to 51, Schedule 6, Clause 52, Schedule 7, Clause 53, new Clauses and new Schedules relating to requests for flexible working, remaining new Clauses, remaining new Schedules;

    (3)   the proceedings on Clauses 22 to 29, Schedule 2, Clauses 30 and 31, Schedule 3, Clauses 32 to 38, Schedule 4, Clauses 39 to 41 (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 18th December 2001;

    (4)   the proceedings on Clauses 1 to 12, Schedule 1, Clauses 13 to 21 (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 15th January 2002;

    (5)   the remaining proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd January 2002.


EXCERPT FROM ORDER OF THE HOUSE (27TH NOVEMBER 2001)

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    3.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 22nd January 2002.

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


 
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