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Employment Relations Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Employment Relations Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 5, line 14, at end insert ("who is a full time paid official of a union or a lawyer retained by or on behalf of the worker,") 
     Page 5, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (3)(a), where there is a trade union recognised by the employer pursuant to the provisions of this Act, the official shall be an official of that union.")
 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 6, line 26, leave out ("(whether of the same employer or not)") 
     Page 6, line 35, leave out ("(whether of the same employer or not)") 
  
Clause 15
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 8, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  The payment of higher wages or higher rates of pay or overtime or the payment of any signing on or other bonuses or the provision of other benefits having a monetary value to other workers employed by the same employer shall not constitute a detriment to any worker not receiving the same or similar payments or benefits within the meaning of subsection (1)(a) of this section so long as--
    (a)  there is no inhibition in the contract of employment of the worker receiving the same from being the member of any trade union, and
    (b)  the said payments of higher wages or rates of pay or overtime or bonuses or the provision of other benefits are in accordance with the terms of a contract of employment and reasonably relate to services provided by the worker under that contract,
and paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to this Act and sections 146 and 148(3) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 shall be construed accordingly.")
 
  
Clause 26
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 13, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of this section, "employees' representative" or "employers' representative" shall not include any trade union, trade association or political party.")
 
     Page 13, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The amount of money that the Secretary of State may spend or provide pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall not exceed in any fiscal year the sum of £100,000 or such greater sum as shall be revocably approved from time to time by simple resolution of both Houses of Parliament.")
 
     Page 13, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  The recipients of money provided pursuant to this section shall within 15 months of the provision of the money (and annually if the money is utilised over a period of more than one year) deliver to the Secretary of State accounts, audited by an accountant qualified to do so pursuant to the Companies Act 1985, as to the use made of the money.
 
    (4)  The recipients of such money shall deliver with the audited accounts a report on the use made of the funds and their appraisal of the effectiveness (or otherwise) of the steps they have taken in achieving the objects of this section.
 
    (5)  Any recipient of money who fails to comply with the provisions of subsections (3) or (4) within the time specified or such longer time that the Secretary of State may grant in individual cases shall be guilty of an offence carrying the same penalties as may be provided for by the Secretary of State pursuant to section 3 (3)(b) of this Act.")
 
     Page 13, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall make a report to both Houses of Parliament including--
    (a)  details of all sums of money provided by him pursuant to this section during the previous fiscal year and any money which was loaned but which has been repaid during that period and any interest received,
    (b)  the names of the recipients and purposes of any grants or loans made during that period, and
    (c)  a summary of the reports he has received pursuant to subsection (4) of this section and his own appraisal of all schemes and projects which are currently in progress or which have been completed during the previous fiscal year and any other information he considers relevant.")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 17, line 39, leave out ("21") and insert ("50") 
     Page 17, line 40, leave out ("21") and insert ("50") 
     Page 18, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (1)(b) there shall be excluded from the number of persons classified as "workers"--
    (a)  directors or any company secretary or manager or other officers of a limited company, and
    (b)  shareholders in any private limited company or company whose shares are not quoted on any recognised stock exchange, and
    (c)  members of a partnership.")
 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 73, line 9, leave out ("eight") and insert ("four") 
  
 
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