Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — Report (3rd Day) — 11 Mar 2015 at 18:44

Amendment 58A

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

58A: After Clause 147, insert the following new Clause-

“Protection for applicants for employment etc in the health service

(1) The Employment Rights Act 1996 is amended as follows.

(2) After section 49A insert-

“Part 5Aprotection for applicants for employment etc in the health service

49B Regulations prohibiting discrimination because of protected disclosure

(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations prohibiting an NHS employer from discriminating against an applicant because it appears to the NHS employer that the applicant has made a protected disclosure.

(2) An “applicant”, in relation to an NHS employer, means an individual who applies to the NHS employer for-

(a) a contract of employment,

(b) a contract to do work personally, or

(c) appointment to an office or post.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (1), an NHS employer discriminates against an applicant if the NHS employer refuses the applicant’s application or in some other way treats the applicant less favourably than it treats or would treat other applicants in relation to the same contract, office or post.

(4) Regulations under this section may, in particular-

(a) make provision as to circumstances in which discrimination by a worker or agent of an NHS employer is to be treated, for the purposes of the regulations, as discrimination by the NHS employer;

(b) confer jurisdiction (including exclusive jurisdiction) on employment tribunals or the Employment Appeal Tribunal;

(c) make provision for or about the grant or enforcement of specified remedies by a court or tribunal;

(d) make provision for the making of awards of compensation calculated in accordance with the regulations;

(e) make different provision for different cases or circumstances;

(f) make incidental or consequential provision, including incidental or consequential provision amending-

(i) an Act of Parliament (including this Act),

(ii) an Act of the Scottish Parliament,

(iii) a Measure or Act of the National Assembly for Wales, or

(iv) an instrument made under an Act or Measure within any of sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii).

(5) Subsection (4)(f) does not affect the application of section 236(5) to the power conferred by this section.

(6) “NHS employer” means an NHS public body prescribed by regulations under this section.

(7) “NHS public body” means-

(a) the National Health Service Commissioning Board;

(b) a clinical commissioning group;

(c) a Special Health Authority;

(d) an NHS trust;

(e) an NHS foundation trust;

(f) the Care Quality Commission;

(g) Health Education England;

(h) the Health Research Authority;

(i) the Health and Social Care Information Centre;

(j) the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence;

(k) Monitor;

(l) a Local Health Board established under section 11 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006;

(m) the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service;

(n) Healthcare Improvement Scotland;

(o) a Health Board constituted under section 2 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978;

(p) a Special Health Board constituted under that section.

(8) The Secretary of State must consult the Welsh Ministers before making regulations prescribing any of the following NHS public bodies for the purposes of the definition of “NHS employer”-

(a) a Special Health Authority established under section 22 of the National Health Service (Wales) Act 2006;

(b) an NHS trust established under section 18 of that Act;

(c) a Local Health Board established under section 11 of that Act.

(9) The Secretary of State must consult the Scottish Ministers before making regulations prescribing an NHS public body within any of paragraphs (m) to (p) of subsection (7) for the purposes of the definition of “NHS employer”.

(10) For the purposes of subsection (4)(a)-

(a) “worker” has the extended meaning given by section 43K, and

(b) a person is a worker of an NHS employer if the NHS employer is an employer in relation to the person within the extended meaning given by that section.”

(3) In section 230(6) (interpretation of references to employees, workers etc) for “and 47B(3)” substitute “, 47B(3) and 49B(10)”.

(4) In section 236(3) (orders and regulations subject to affirmative procedure) after “47C,” insert “49B,”.”

Amendment 58A agreed.

Amendments 59 to 59F not moved.

Clause 148: Financial penalty for failure to pay sums ordered by employment tribunal etc

Amendment 60

Moved by Baroness Neville-Rolfe

60: Clause 148, page 127, leave out lines 20 to 23 and insert-

“(2) “Financial award”-

(a) means a sum of money (or, if more than one, the sums of money) ordered by an employment tribunal on a claim involving an employer and a worker, or on a relevant appeal, to be paid by the employer to the worker, and

(b) includes-

(i) any sum (a “costs sum”) required to be paid in accordance with an order in respect of costs or expenses which relate to proceedings on, or preparation time relating to, the claim or a relevant appeal, and

(ii) in a case to which section 16 applies, a sum ordered to be paid to the Secretary of State under that section.

(2A) Subsection (2)(b)(i) applies irrespective of when the order was made or the amount of the costs sum was determined.”

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 13.8%
Con134 (+1 tell) 057.7%
Crossbench12 37.9%
Green0 1100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Judge0 16.7%
Lab0 118 (+2 tell)53.3%
LDem57 (+1 tell) 054.7%
PC0 150.0%
UUP2 0100.0%
Total:205 12641.7%

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Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchaye

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