Legal Services Bill [HL] — 18 Apr 2007 at 18:16

moved Amendments Nos. 136 and 137:

Clause 36, page 18, line 8, at end insert-
"( ) This section applies to any requirement imposed on the approved regulator-

(a) by rules under section 29 (internal governance rules), (b) by a direction given under section 31 (Board directions), or (c) by section 50 (control of practising fees charged by approved regulators) or by rules under that section."

Clause 36, page 18, line 9, leave out from "the" to ", of" in line 10 and insert "failure"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

<[i>Amendment No. 138 not moved.]

moved Amendments Nos. 139 and 140:

Clause 36, page 18, line 14, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 36, page 18, line 17, leave out subsection (6)

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 37 <[i>Financial penalties: procedure]:

moved Amendments Nos. 141 to 143:

Clause 37, page 18, line 27, leave out "acts or omissions" and insert "failure"
Clause 37, page 19, line 7, leave out "acts or omissions" and insert "failure"
Clause 37, page 19, line 10, leave out "42 days" and insert "3 months"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 38 <[i>Appeals against financial penalties]:

moved Amendments Nos. 144 and 145:

Clause 38, page 19, line 35, leave out "42 days" and insert "3 months"
Clause 38, page 19, line 39, leave out "42 days" and insert "3 months"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 40 <[i>Intervention directions]:

moved Amendments Nos. 146 to 148:

Clause 40, page 20, line 40, leave out "an" and insert "a significant"
Clause 40, page 20, line 40, leave out "one or more of"
Clause 40, page 20, line 41, after "objectives" insert "taken as a whole"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 41 <[i>Intervention directions: further provision]:

moved Amendments Nos. 149 to 151:

Clause 41, page 21, line 34, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 41, page 22, line 1, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 41, page 22, line 5, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 8 <[i>Intervention directions: procedure]:

moved Amendments Nos. 152 to 155:

Schedule 8, page 154, line 10, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 8, page 154, line 19, leave out from "The" to "thinks" in line 20 and insert "Lord Chancellor must give the Board such advice as the Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 8, page 157, line 27, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Schedule 8, page 157, line 36, leave out from "The" to "thinks" in line 37 and insert "Lord Chancellor must give the Board such advice as the Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 44 <[i>Cancellation of designation as approved regulator]:

moved Amendments Nos. 156 to 158:

Clause 44, page 22, line 30, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 44, page 22, line 36, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 44, page 23, line 10, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

moved Amendments Nos. 159 to 161:

Clause 44, page 23, line 15, leave out "an" and insert "a significant"
Clause 44, page 23, line 15, leave out "one or more of"
Clause 44, page 23, line 16, after "objectives" insert "taken as a whole"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

moved Amendments Nos. 162 to 164:

Clause 44, page 23, line 25, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 44, page 23, line 26, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 44, page 23, line 28, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 9 <[i>Cancellation of designation as approved regulator]:

moved Amendment No. 165:

Schedule 9, page 163, line 24, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 45 <[i>Cancellation of designation: further provision]:

moved Amendments Nos. 166 to 169:

Clause 45, page 23, line 38, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 45, page 23, line 43, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 45, page 23, line 45, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 45, page 24, line 25, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 46 <[i>The Board's power to recommend orders made under section 45]:

moved Amendments Nos. 170 to 173:

Clause 46, page 25, line 2, leave out "Secretary of State that the Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor that the Lord Chancellor"
Clause 47, page 25, line 35, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 47, page 26, line 3, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"
Clause 47, page 26, line 7, leave out "Secretary of State" and insert "Lord Chancellor"

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Clause 48 <[i>The Board's policy statements]:

moved Amendment No. 174:

Clause 48 , page 26, line 29, at end insert-
"( ) Any statement of policy issued by the Board must-

(a) respect the principle that primary responsibility for regulation rests with the approved regulators; (b) ensure that the Board exercises its powers only where it considers that the action or inaction of an approved regulator is not an approach which the approved regulator could reasonably have taken; (c) provide that, save where there is an imminent risk of significant damage to the regulatory objectives, the Board will seek to resolve matters informally with the approved regulator before seeking its powers."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 174) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 169; Not-Contents, 130.

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