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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 8th January 2002

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

96

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     4,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

95

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     6,     after 'employment,' insert 'with his present employer'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

97

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     11,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

102

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     12,     leave out 'the extent of'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

99

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     14,     at end insert 'and the requirements for consultation between the employee and his employer as to when such leave may be taken'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

103

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '(c) what evidence shall be required of satisfaction of the conditions under subsection (1)'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

98

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     15,     leave out subsections (3) and (4).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

104

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     17,     leave out 'a single period of'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

105

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     20,     after 'date', insert 'which is ten days before the expected date'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

100

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     21,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

106

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     22,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

101

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     27,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

94

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '(d) make provision regarding the right to accrue holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations (1998) during periods of absence under subsection (1) above;

      (e) make provision regarding treatment of bonus payments made during periods of absence under subsection (1) above'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

125

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     36,     after 'pregnancy', insert '(in which case reference in this section to the date of the child's birth shall mean the date of the stillbirth)'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

108

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     39,     at end insert 'who is a person with whom a child is placed, or expected to be placed for adoption under the law of any part of the United Kingdom'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

109

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     42,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

110

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     1,     leave out paragraph (c).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

111

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     4,     leave out from 'supporting' to end of line 5 and insert 'another person who is also a person with whom the child is placed or expected to be placed for adoption under the law of any part of the United Kingdom'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

107

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     17,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

113

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     34,     leave out subsection (8).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

115

Clause     1,     page     3,     line     40,     after '80A' insert 'and 80B'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

114

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     11,     leave out 'maternity leave' and insert 'leave under section 80B'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

116

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     14,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

117

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     26,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

118

Clause     1,     page     4,     line     40,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

119

Clause     1,     page     5,     line     3,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

120

Clause     1,     page     5,     line     6,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

112

Clause     1,     page     5,     line     10,     at end insert—

      '(cc) make provision requiring employers to pass copies of notices received under sections 80a or 80b from employees to the Child Support Agency in specified circumstances'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

121

Clause     1,     page     5,     line     13,     leave out paragraph (e).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

122

Clause     1,     page     5,     line     23,     leave out 'entitled to take' and insert 'who is taking or has taken.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

123

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     31,     leave out 'or has been'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

130

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     32,     leave out from 'conditions' to end of line 11 on page 6 and insert 'for leave under section 80A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 he shall be entitled in accordance with the following provisions of this Part to payments to be known as "statutory paternity pay".'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

124

Clause     2,     page     5,     line     44,     leave out 'ceased to work for the employer' and insert 'exercised his right to take leave under section 80A of the Employment Rights Act 1996'.

   

Mr Kevin Hughes

91

Clause     2,     page     6,     leave out lines 1 to 6.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

126

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     7,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

131

Clause     2,     page     6,     line     14,     leave out from 'conditions' to end of line 3 on page 7 and insert 'for leave under section 80B of the Employment Rights Act 1996 he shall be entitled in accordance with the following provisions of this Part to payments to be known as "statutory paternity pay".'.

   

Mr Kevin Hughes

92

Clause     2,     page     6,     leave out lines 29 to 32.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

129

Clause     2,     page     8,     line     8,     leave out from 'State' to 'is' in line 10 and insert 'shall, by regulations, provide that all statutory paternity pay and associated employers National Insurance Contributions, together with an amount calculated by the Secretary of State to equal the average cost to employers for each employee to administer'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

127

Clause     2,     page     8,     line     13,     leave out from 'at' to end of line 15 and insert 'the lower of—

      (a) a weekly rate equivalent to 90% of the person's average weekly earnings; and

      (b) a weekly rate of Statutory Paternity Pay to be prescribed in regulations.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

128

Clause     2,     page     8,     line     15,     leave out 'kinds of rate' and insert 'rates'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

132

Clause     2,     page     8,     line     19,     leave out 'may choose' and insert 'shall agree with his employer'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

133

Clause     2,     page     8,     line     31,     leave out 'except in such cases as may be prescribed.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

147

Clause     2,     page     8,     line     45     at end insert—

    '(9)   In this section, "average weekly earnings" means the average weekly amount (as determined in accordance with regulations) of specified payments which—

      (a) were made to him or for his benefit as an employed earner, or

      (b) are (in accordance with regulations) to be treated as made to him or for his benefit as a self-employed earner,

       during the specified period.'.

 
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