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

Here you can browse the Supplement (c) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Employment Relations Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 1, line 19, after ("compilation") insert ("and misuse") 
     Page 1, line 21, after ("the") insert ("lawful") 
     Page 2, line 2, after ("of") insert ("restricting or preventing") 
     Page 2, line 2, at end insert ("whether by way of positive or negative discrimination") 
     Page 2, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State may make similar regulations to those provided for in sub-section (3) of this section to prohibit--
    (a)  the production of lists of employers involved in any trade dispute or goods or services made or handled by such employers;
    (b)  the blacklisting of such employers, goods or services;
    (c)  the boycotting of any such employers or goods or services (including the supply to them of such goods or services).")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 2, line 36, after ("must") insert ("if required to by the decision of the Central Arbitration Committee") 
     Page 3, line 2, at end insert ("including an appropriate evaluation in writing (a copy of which shall be provided to the employer contemporaneously with the union) of its efficiency and value and cost effectiveness") 
     Page 3, line 10, leave out ("six") and insert ("twelve") 
  
Clause 33
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 16, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)(a)  Where regulations are made or are laid before Parliament for approval under this Act for the purpose of implementing any European Union Directive in United Kingdom Law, the Secretary of State shall simultaneously in each case publish a statement setting out where those regulations go beyond the minimum requirement of the Directive.
    (b)  A statement under subsection (3)(a) shall also give estimates of--
          (i)  the cost to business which will arise from the regulations, and
          (ii)  the cost which would have arisen from implementing the minimum standards permissible under the Directive.")
 
     Page 16, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Twelve months after the coming into force of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Department of Trade and Industry shall publish a detailed qualitative and quantitative report, following consultation with representatives of employers and trade unions and any other persons or bodies whom the Secretary of State shall deem it expedient to consult on the impact on the economy of its provisions.")
 
  
Before Clause 37
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("(  )  (1)  Where it seems to the Secretary of State that the operation of this Act is damaging the economy of the country or reducing its competitiveness in respect of--
    (a)  a particular industry or trade or group of workers;
    (b)  a particular category or size of business (reckoned by the number of persons in its workforce);
    (c)  an economic emergency attending more than one section of industry; or
    (d)  a particular part of the country;
he may by Order suspend the operation of all or any part of this Act (to be specified in the Order) for a period of not more than 40 working days subject to renewal from time to time in a further order or orders.
 
    (2)  No order shall be made under subsection (1) unless a draft thereof has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
Suspension.
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE BARONESS DENTON OF WAKEFIELD
THE BARONESS SECCOMBE
 
     Page 30, 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;
    (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.")
 
     Page 42, line 2, leave out ("21") and insert ("50") 
     Page 42, line 27, 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;
    (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.")
 
 
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