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Amendments to the Fire Services Bill

Fire Services Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


 

Clause 1

 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 1, line 6, at end insert—
"(   )  The Secretary of State may make an order under subsection (1) only after any current offer to fire brigade members has been the subject of a secret postal ballot of such members within the previous three months, unless the order is to require fire brigade members to be given the opportunity to take part in a secret postal ballot on terms and conditions organised by an appropriate independent body."
 

THE LORD McCARTHY
THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
THE LORD WEDDERBURN OF CHARLTON

Page 1, line 16, at end insert—
"(2A)  Before the Secretary of State makes directions by virtue of section 1(1)(b) which affect local needs or any other matters within the terms of section 19 of the Fire Services Act 1947 as amended by section 7 of the Fire Services Act 1959, he shall engage in consultation with local authorities and other persons who would legitimately have expected to be consulted—
(a)  if he had been exercising powers under section 19 of the Fire Services Act 1947 before the amendment of part of that section in section (Fire Brigade establishment schemes: removal of Secretary of State's functions) of the Local Government Act 2003; or
(b)  in a manner parallel to the terms of guidance on consultation issued for and advice on "best practice" given to fire authorities in respect of Integrated Risk Management Planning, or in the absence of such final guidance the current draft thereof."
Page 1, line 24, at end insert—
"(   )  Where a report under subsection (3)(c) shows that there is no dispute or disagreement between the members of that body concerning the matters dealt with in his proposals, whether or not they agree with his proposals or prefer provisions different from his proposals, withdraw his proposals and engage in new consultation with them."
Page 2, line 5, at end insert—
"(4B)  Before giving a direction under section 1(1)(b) which would be likely to affect or modify working conditions or conditions of service of fire brigade members, the Secretary of State shall submit proposals and consider a report in parallel fashion to the requirements of subsection (3) on orders under section 1(1)(a)."
Page 2, line 18, at end insert—
  "or retrospectively to modify or fix any condition of service."
Page 2, line 19, after "made" insert "or direction given"
 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 2, line 19, leave out "two years" and insert "one year"
 

THE LORD McCARTHY
THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
THE LORD WEDDERBURN OF CHARLTON

Page 2, line 21, at end insert "or direction"
 

THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS MADDOCK

Page 2, line 21, at end insert—
"(   )  No order made under subsection (1) shall enable the Secretary of State to take any action provided by that subsection after the period provided by subsection (7)."
 

Clause 2

 

THE LORD McCARTHY
THE BARONESS TURNER OF CAMDEN
THE LORD WEDDERBURN OF CHARLTON

Page 2, line 31, at end insert "but does not include conditions relating to termination or loss of employment by reason of redundancy or otherwise"
Page 3, line 5, at end insert "but do not include property in the form of rights arising from or under a contract of employment or a contract with any person who undertakes to do or perform any work or services."

 
 
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