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Amendments to the Regulatory Reform Bill [H.L.]

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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Regulatory Reform Bill [H.L.] to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD DAHRENDORF
 
1     Page 1, line 6, leave out ("(3) and") and insert ("(2A) to") 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
2     Page 1, line 9, after ("any") insert ("charitable, educational or business") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
3     Page 1, line 9, leave out ("with a view to") and insert ("for the primary purpose of achieving") 
4     Page 1, line 13, leave out ("the burden") and insert ("it is necessary to retain the burden and the burden to be retained") 
  
BY THE LORD PHILLIPS OF SUDBURY
THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
5*     Page 1, line 14, leave out ("retention") and insert ("re-enactment") 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
6     Page 1, line 15, leave out paragraph (c) 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
7     Page 1, line 16, at end insert--
    ("(  )  is necessary to compensate for the removal of an existing burden")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
8     Page 1, line 18, at beginning insert ("is necessary for the purpose of reforming that legislation and") 
9     Page 1, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Such order as is provided for in subsection (1) may, for the purpose of achieving one or more of the objects set out in subsection (1), make new provision having the effect of imposing a burden which--
    (a)  affects any person in the carrying on of an activity, but
    (b)  is necessary for the purpose of reforming that legislation and is proportionate to the benefit which is expected to result from its creation.")
 
  
BY THE LORD CAMPBELL OF ALLOWAY
THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
10     Page 1, line 20, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  An order may not be made under subsection (1) above--
    (a)  until a Select Committee of either House, or both Houses, upon scrutiny of the draft order as laid has reported that such order if made would be in conformity with the provision of such subsection and would not impose any offence, obligation, liability or administrative control not in force on the date on which this Act takes effect which involves the burden of any sanction, or increase the burden of any sanction, in force on the date on which this Act takes effect, and
    (b)  unless both Houses of Parliament shall have debated and approved the making of such order as laid in draft, or (if so advised) as amended.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
11     Page 1, line 23, after ("Act") insert (", save for this Act,") 
12     Page 1, line 24, after ("made") insert ("and which contains provision that it shall be deemed as "legislation" within the meaning of this subsection") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD DAHRENDORF
 
13     Page 2, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  An order under this section must include provision made by virtue of subsection (1)(a).")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
14     Page 2, line 25, leave out ("the Minister thinks") and insert ("is") 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
15     Page 2, line 28, leave out ("includes") and insert ("means") 
16     Page 2, line 30, leave out first ("or") and insert ("but not one") 
17     Page 2, line 34, leave out ("or") and insert ("but not") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
18     Page 2, line 35, leave out ("only affects") and insert ("affects only") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
19     Page 2, line 35, leave out ("only affects") and insert ("rests upon") 
  
Clause 3
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
20     Page 3, line 1, leave out from ("if") to third ("the") in line 2 
21     Page 3, line 2, after ("opinion") insert ("that the purpose of the order is not politically controversial and") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
22     Page 3, line 3, after ("remove") insert ("or reduce") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
23     Page 3, line 7, leave out ("the Minister is of the opinion that") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
24     Page 3, line 7, after ("opinion") insert ("--
    (a)")  
 
25     Page 3, line 10, at end insert (", and
    (b)  that the extent to which the order removes or reduces one or more burdens, or has other beneficial effects for persons affected by the burdens imposed by the existing law, makes it desirable for the order to be made.")
 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD PHILLIPS OF SUDBURY
 
26*     Page 3, line 34, at end insert ("subject to such amendment or amendments as both Houses shall agree upon in respect of any order made under section 1(1)(b) or (c)") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
27     Page 3, line 44, leave out (", transitional or supplemental") and insert ("or transitional") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD DAHRENDORF
 
28     Page 3, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Sections 1(2A) and 3(2)(b) do not apply to a subordinate provisions order.")
 
  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
29     Page 4, line 36, leave out ("appear to him to be") and insert ("are") 
30     Page 4, line 39, leave out ("appear to him to be") and insert ("are") 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
31     Page 4, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In fulfilling the requirements of subsection (1), the Minister shall comply with the provisions of the code of practice for written consultation in force at the time at which the Minister decides to consult on his proposal.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
32     Page 5, line 5, leave out ("it appears to the Minister") 
33     Page 5, line 6, leave out ("that") 
34     Page 5, line 7, leave out ("he") and insert ("the Minister") 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
35     Page 5, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The period of consultation under subsection (1) shall normally be twelve weeks.
 
    (  )  The Minister may vary the time if--
    (a)  he is of the opinion that it is essential to do so; and
    (b)  he includes the reasons for his decision in his report to Parliament under section 6.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
36     Page 5, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The consultation required by subsection (1) and any further consultation undertaken as mentioned in subsection (3), shall be carried out in accordance with the criteria laid down in the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultation Exercises as issued from time to time.")
 
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD DAHRENDORF
 
37     Page 5, line 23, leave out paragraph (b) and insert--
    ("(b)  how the proposals further the object mentioned in section 1(1)(a),")
 
38     Page 5, line 24, after ("proposals") insert ("also") 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE EARL OF NORTHESK
 
39     Page 5, line 28, at end insert ("or improved, and ensured") 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD DAHRENDORF
 
40     Page 5, line 35, leave out from ("satisfied") to end of line 36 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
41     Page 5, line 41, leave out ("and, if so, either the estimated amount or") and insert (", the estimated amount and") 
  
BY THE LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON
 
42     Page 5, line 41, leave out from ("so") to end of line 42 and insert ("--
          (i)  the reasons why savings or increases in cost should be expected, and
          (ii)  if it is practicable to make an estimate of the amount, that amount and how it is calculated,")
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
43     Page 6, line 1, after ("consultation,") insert--
    ("(  )  the period allowed for such consultation,")
 
  
Clause 7
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
44     Page 6, line 9, leave out ("shall") and insert ("may") 
  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD NORTON OF LOUTH
 
45     Page 6, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The period for parliamentary consultation may be extended by a period not exceeding twenty days if a committee of either House, vested with responsibility for considering the document, resolves prior to the expiration of the sixty days specified in subsection (2) that such an extension is necessary.")
 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD VINSON
THE LORD FREEMAN
 
46     Leave out Clause 9 
  
Clause 10
 
  
BY THE LORD VINSON
THE LORD FREEMAN
 
47     Leave out Clause 10 
  
Clause 11
 
  
BY THE LORD VINSON
THE LORD FREEMAN
 
48     Leave out Clause 11 
  
Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD VINSON
THE LORD FREEMAN
 
49     Page 9, line 27, leave out ("5 of, and Schedule 1 to,") 
  
After Clause 12
 
  
BY THE LORD DAHRENDORF
 
50     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  A Minister of the Crown shall lay before both Houses of Parliament from time to time a report on the operation of this Act, including a report on the operation of orders made under the Act, and any need for their amendment.")Report to Parliament.
  
BY THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
THE LORD KINGSLAND
 
51     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Subject to subsection (2) this Act will cease to have effect at the end of the period of 5 years beginning on the day on which it is passed.
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State may, in the year immediately preceding the expiry of this Act, by order extend the effect of this Act for a further period of 5 years.
 
    (3)  An order made under subsection (2) shall be made by statutory instrument.
 
    (4)  No order shall be made under subsection (2) unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.")
Duration.
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD VINSON
THE LORD FREEMAN
 
52     Page 10, line 2, at beginning insert--
 
    ("(  )  In paragraph 3(a) of Schedule 1 to the 1994 Act, omit "(i) that he is considering taking the action and the reasons why he is considering it" and substitute "(i) that he intends to take action and the reasons why"")
 
 
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