§ 3.32 p.m.
§ Read a third time.
§ Clause 38 [Crown Employment]:
§ The noble and learned Lord said: My Lords, I beg to move Amendment No. 1 and speak to the other amendments in my name in relation to this Bill. In common with the Employment Rights Bill, this Bill consolidates provisions which are soon to be superseded by the Reserve Forces Bill. Amendments Nos. 1 and 4 ensure that the Bill will reflect the law as it stands after the Reserve Forces Bill is enacted and comes into force. Amendment No. 5 makes appropriate transitional provision in case the relevant provisions come into force after the consolidating measure. Amendments Nos. 2 and 3 correct a minor technical defect in the Bill. Section 9(2) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 refers to conciliation under paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to that Act. That provision is in fact consolidated as part of Clause 18 of the Bill, so a reference to that clause needs to be substituted for the reference to paragraph 1 of Schedule 3.
§ These amendments have been approved by the chairman of the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills and I am most grateful for the assistance of my noble and learned friend Lord Lloyd of Berwick.
§ On Question, amendment agreed to.
§ Schedule 1 [Consequential amendments]:
The Lord Chancellor moved Amendments Nos. 2 and 3:
Page 31, line 2, leave out ("In section 8(7) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995,") and insert ("The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is amended as follows.
(2) In section 8(7),").
Page 31, line 4, at end insert—
("(3) In section 9(2)(a), for "paragraph 1 of Schedule 3" substitute "section 18 of the Industrial Tribunals Act 1996".").
§ On Question, amendments agreed to.557
§ Schedule 2 [Transitional provisions, savings and transitory provisions]:
The Lord Chancellor moved Amendments Nos. 4 and 5:
Page 33, line 10, leave out ("VI of the Reserve Forces Act 1980") and insert ("XI of the Reserve Forces Act 1996").
Page 33, line 17, at end insert—
(".—(1) If Part XI of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 has not come into force before the commencement of this Act, section 38 of this Act shall have effect until the relevant commencement date as if for "Part XI of the Reserve Forces Act 1996" there were substituted "Part VI of the Reserve Forces Act 1980".
(2) The reference in sub-paragraph (1) to the relevant commencement date is a reference—
§ On Question, amendments agreed to.
§ The Lord Chancellor
My Lords, I beg to move that the Bill do now pass.
Moved, That the Bill do now pass.—(The Lord Chancellor.)
On Question, Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.