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AMENDMENT
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Fifth Marshalled List]


 

THE BARONESS ANELAY OF ST JOHNS
THE LORD KINGSLAND
[In substitution for the second amendment to page 98, line 18
printed on sheet HL Bill 69—V(d)]

Page 98, line 18, at end insert—
"(10)  If, at the end of the Parliamentary scrutiny period, the joint committee has not resolved that the draft guidelines should be referred back to the Council, the Lord Chancellor shall make an order issuing the draft guidelines as definitive guidelines.
(11)  If, during the Parliamentary scrutiny period, the joint committee resolves that the draft guidelines should be referred back to the Council, then the Lord Chancellor shall refer the draft guidelines back to the Council.
(12)  A resolution of the joint committee under subsection (11) shall specify the joint committee's reasons for resolving that the draft guidelines should be referred back to the Council, and the Council shall have regard to the joint committee's reasons when considering whether or not to make any amendment to the draft guidelines.
(13)  The provisions of subsection (9) to (12) shall apply when draft guidelines are referred back to the Council for the first or second time under subsection (11).
(14)  If draft guidelines are referred back to the Council for a third time under subsection (11) the Council may make any amendment of the draft guidelines which it considers appropriate, having regard to the joint committee's reasons given in its resolution, and shall submit the draft guidelines to the Lord Chancellor who shall make an order issuing the draft guidelines as definitive guidelines only if a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
(15)  In this section, "the parliamentary scrutiny period" means the period of forty-two days following the day on which the guidelines were referred to the joint committee under subsection (9), provided that no account shall be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued, or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than four days."

 
 
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