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

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Ms Secretary Hewitt

38

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     1],     leave out 'weeks' and insert 'weeks' leave'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

39

Page     2,     line     27,     [Clause     1],     leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

      '(c) make provision about how leave under this section may be taken.'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

40

Page     3,     line     12     [Clause     1],     leave out 'a single period of leave of'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

41

Page     3,     line     12     [Clause     1],     leave out 'weeks' and insert 'weeks' leave'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

42

Page     3,     line     26,     [Clause     1],     leave out paragraph (d) and insert—

      '(d) make provision about how leave under this section may be taken.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

3

Page     5,     line     31     [Clause     2],     leave out 'or has been'.

   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

4

Page     5,     line     44     [Clause     2],     leave out 'ceased to work for the employer' and insert 'taken leave of absence from his employment'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

43

Page     7,     line     5,     [Clause     2],     after 'pay' insert 'in respect of any period'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

44

Page     8,     line     20,     [Clause     2],     leave out from 'choose' to 'as' in line 22 and insert 'to receive statutory paternity pay in respect of—

      (i) a period of a week, or

      (ii) two non-consecutive periods of a week,

      such week or weeks within the qualifying period'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

45

Page     8,     line     24,     [Clause     2],     leave out 'is the' and insert 'shall be determined in accordance with regulations, which shall secure that it is a'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

46

Page     8,     line     25,     [Clause     2],     after 'of' insert 'at least'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

6

Page     9,     line     17     [Clause     2],     at end add—

    '171ZFF   

       The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision for payment of Statutory Paternity Pay or a sum equivalent thereto to self-employed earners whose earnings are below such limit as the regulations may specify.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

5

Page     15,     line     8     [Clause     4],     leave out 'ceased to work for the employer' and insert 'taken leave of absence from his employment'.


   

Mr Tony Lloyd
Mr Doug Henderson
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
John McDonnell
Mr Alan Simpson
Ms Diane Abbott

Joan WalleyPaul FlynnAlice Mahon
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyFrank DobsonMr Peter Kilfoyle
Mr Brian H. DonohoeMr Harry Barnes

30

Page     32,     line     27     [Clause     22],     at end insert—

    '(1C)   The regulations shall provide that before a tribunal makes an order within subsections (1A)(a) and (b) above, it shall afford the representative a reasonable opportunity to give reasons why it should not make the order'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Norman Lamb
Brian Cotter

36

Page     32,     line     32     [Clause     22],     after 'it', insert 'that has acted vexatiously or unreasonably'.

   

Mr Tony Lloyd
Mr Doug Henderson
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
John McDonnell
Mr Alan Simpson
Ms Diane Abbott

Joan WalleyPaul FlynnAlice Mahon
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyFrank DobsonMr Peter Kilfoyle
Mr Brian H. DonohoeMr Harry Barnes

33

Page     32,     line     32     [Clause     22],     after 'payment', insert 'by way of expenses'.

   

Mr Tony Lloyd
Mr Doug Henderson
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
John McDonnell
Mr Alan Simpson
Ms Diane Abbott

Joan WalleyPaul FlynnAlice Mahon
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyFrank DobsonMr Peter Kilfoyle
Mr Brian H. DonohoeMr Harry Barnes

32

Page     32,     line     32     [Clause     22],     after 'party', insert 'other than a corporate or unincorporated body'.

   

Mr Tony Lloyd
Mr Doug Henderson
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
John McDonnell
Mr Alan Simpson
Ms Diane Abbott

51

Page     32,     line     32     [Clause     22],     after 'party', insert 'who is not legally represented'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

16

Page     33,     line     38     [Clause     24],     at end insert 'and'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

17

Page     33     [Clause     24],     leave out lines 39 to 43.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

18

Page     33,     line     46     [Clause     24],     at end insert—

    '(4)   In that section, the existing provision (as amended by subsection (3)) becomes subsection (1) and at the end there is inserted—

          "(2)   If employment tribunal procedure regulations include provision postponing the fixing of a time and place for a hearing for the purpose of giving an opportunity for the proceedings to be settled by way of conciliation and withdrawn, they shall also include provision for the parties to proceedings to which the provision for postponement applies to be notified that the services of a conciliation officer may no longer be available to them after the end of the postponement."'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

1

Page     34,     line     30     [Clause     27],     at end insert:—

    '(2A)   Regulations under (2) above shall provide that before giving any directions the President shall consult recognised tribunal user groups.'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

47

Page     37,     line     10     [Clause     32],     after '3' insert 'or [Tribunal jurisdictions to which section [Complaints about grievances] applies]'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

48

Page     37,     line     20,     leave out Clause 33.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

13

Page     37,     line     23     [Clause     33],     leave out 'preventing' and insert 'suspending'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

14

Page     37,     line     25     [Clause     33],     leave out 'preventing' and insert 'suspending'.

   

Dr Vincent Cable
Brian Cotter
Norman Lamb

15

Page     37,     line     27     [Clause     33],     leave out 'unless' and insert 'until'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

19

Page     37,     line     39     [Clause     34],     at end insert—

      '( ) one of the procedures set out in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Employment Act 2002 (dismissal and disciplinary procedures) applies in relation to the dismissal,'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

20

Page     37,     line     40     [Clause     34],     leave out 'relevant statutory'.


   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

21

Page     38,     line     1     [Clause     34],     leave out 'that' and insert 'the'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

22

Page     38,     line     9     [Clause     34],     after 'to' insert 'the application of a procedure set out in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Employment Act 2002,'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

23

Page     38,     line     9     [Clause     34],     leave out 'the relevant statutory' and insert 'such a'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

24

Page     38,     line     10     [Clause     34],     leave out 'its' and insert 'the'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

25

Page     38,     line     10     [Clause     34],     at end insert 'of such a procedure'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

26

Page     38,     line     11     [Clause     34],     leave out 'the Employment' and insert 'that'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

27

Page     38,     line     12     [Clause     34],     leave out '2002'.

   

Ms Secretary Hewitt

28

Page     38,     [Clause     34],     leave out lines 13 to 19.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

9

Page     45,     line     31     [Clause     43],     leave out from 'if' to end of line 41 and insert 'the employee has a nationally recognised qualification relevant to the role of learning representative of a trade union, as specified from time to time by the Secretary of State.'.


   

Mr John Whittingdale
Mr Philip Hammond
Mr Charles Hendry

8

Page     46,     line     19     [Clause     43],     at end insert:—

    '(8A)   The maximum number of learning representatives permitted in any work place shall be the number that is reasonable having regard to all the circumstances including, without limitation:—

      (a) the number of employees within the workplace who are members of an independent trade union recognised by the employer;

      (b) the number of recognised trade unions in the workplace; and

      (c) the diversity of employment and skill levels within the workplace.'.

 
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