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S.C.F.

Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 17th 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

217

Clause     42,     page     44,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Information received by a complainant in response to a form served on a respondent as prescribed in subsection (2) above shall be treated as confidential by the complainant and shall be used by the complainant only in relation to proceedings before an employment tribunal or an employment appeals tribunal.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

216

Clause     43,     page     45,     line     8,     leave out 'permit an employee of his' and insert ', in respect of each establishment or bargaining unit (whichever is the smaller) in which he has employees, permit one employee'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

198

Clause     43,     page     45,     line     8,     leave out 'an employee of his' and insert 'one employee of his per bargaining unit or establishment whichever is the smaller.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

224

Clause     43,     page     45,     line     12,     after 'take', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

218

Clause     43,     page     45,     line     22,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

219

Clause     43,     page     45,     line     29,     at end insert—

      '(aa) the employer has given his approval in writing to the appointment (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed)'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

221

Clause     43,     page     45,     line     33,     after '(2)' insert 'and has obtained a nationally recognised qualification relevant to those activities'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

220

Clause     43,     page     45,     leave out lines 35 to 41.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

228

Clause     43,     page     45,     line     43,     at end add—

    '(5A)   This section shall not apply to an employer who has obtained and who maintains "Investors in People" status'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

222

Clause     43,     page     46,     line     1,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

223

Clause     43,     page     46,     line     19,     at end insert 'and shall not exceed fourteen working days per annum without the agreement in writing of the employer'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

225

Clause     43,     page     46,     line     41,     after 'take', insert 'reasonable'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

226

Clause     43,     page     47,     line     4,     at end insert—

      '(aa) the training condition referred to in section 168A(4) of this Act is met in relation to him.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

227

Clause     43,     page     47,     line     8,     leave out subsection (6).


   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Norman Lamb

213

Clause     45,     page     47,     line     28,     leave out 'employees' and insert 'workers'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

230

Clause     45,     page     47,     line     33,     at end insert 'of an employee by an employer where the employment has the nature and characteristics of permanent employment and where the successive periods have, in aggregate, exceeded two years'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Norman Lamb

215

Clause     45,     page     47,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   For the first two years of an employee's fixed term employment the regulations will not apply to occupational pension schemes.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

231

Clause     45,     page     47,     line     41,     at end insert 'and any regulations made under this paragraph shall take into account all benefits and remuneration received by the relevant employees in fixed-term employment and by comparable employees in permanent employment with the employer in determining whether any such employees are treated less favourably than employees in permanent employment.'.

   

Mr Brian Cotter
Mr Norman Lamb

214

Clause     45,     page     48,     leave out lines 37 to 39 and insert—

       '"worker" means an individual who has entered into or works under (or where employment has ceased, worked under)—

      (i) a contract of employment, or

      (ii) any other contract, whether express or implied and (if it is express) whether oral or in writing, whereby the individual undertakes to do or perform personally any work or services for another party to the contract whose status is not by virtue of the contract that of a client or customer of any profession or business undertaking carried on by the individual;

       and any reference to a worker's contract shall be construed accordingly.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

232

Clause     46,     page     49,     line     5,     leave out 'average' and insert 'normal'.


   

Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

197

Page     49,     line     24,     leave out Clause 47.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

52

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

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

229

Clause     49,     page     52,     line     12,     leave out 'or 33' and insert ', 33 or 45'.


   

Mr Alan Johnson

211

Schedule     6,     page     67,     line     9,     leave out '171ZL(1)' and insert '171ZN(1)'

   

Mr Alan Johnson

212

Schedule     6,     page     68,     line     9,     leave out '171ZM(1)' and insert '171ZN(1)'

   

Mr Alan Johnson

200

Schedule     6,     page     69,     line     14,     at end insert—

      'In section 48 (right to present complaint of detriment to employment tribunal), for "or 47C" there is substituted ", 47C or 47D".'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

201

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     27,     at end insert—

      'In section 191(2) (provisions of the Act which have effect in relation to Crown employment), for paragraph (c) there is substituted—

          "(c) Parts 6 to 8A,".'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

202

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     27,     at end insert—

      'In section 192(2) (provisions of the Act which have effect in relation to service as a member of the armed forces)—

            (a)   in paragraph (aa), for "section 45A" there is substituted "sections 45A and 47D", and

            (b)   for paragraph (c) there is substituted—

          "(c) Parts 7, 8 and 8A,".'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

203

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     27,     at end insert—

      'In sections 194(2) and 195(2) (provisions of the Act which have effect in relation to employment as a member of the House of Lords or House of Commons staff)—

            (a)   in paragraph (c), for "and 47C" there is substituted ", 47C and 47D", and

            (b)   for paragraph (e) there is substituted—

          "(e) Parts 7, 8 and 8A,".'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

204

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(1) Section 199 (application of the Act to mariners) is amended as follows.

    (2) In subsection (2) (provisions not applying to share fishermen)—

            (a)   after "47C," there is inserted "47D,", and

            (b)    for "Parts VII and VIII" there is substituted "Parts 7, 8 and 8A".

    (3) In subsection (8) (provisions whose application is subject to the limitation in subsection (7)), for paragraph (d) there is substituted—

          "(d) Parts 7, 8 and 8A,".'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

205

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     27,     at end insert—

     In section 225 (definition of calculation date for the purposes of the calculation of a week's pay in relation to cases connected with rights during employment), at the end there is inserted—

          "(6)   Where the calculation is for the purposes of section 80I, the calculation date is the day on which the application under section 80F was made.".'.

   

Mr Alan Johnson

206

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     31,     leave out paragraph 38 and insert—

    '(1) Section 227(1) (maximum amount of week's pay) is amended as follows.

    (2) Before paragraph (a) there is inserted—

          "(za) an award of compensation under section 80I(1)(b),".

    (3) For "or" at the end of paragraph (b) there is substituted—

          "(ba) an award under section 112(5), or".'.

 
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