Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill — Report — Amendment 1 — 26 Apr 2023 at 16:15
Moved by Lord Fox
1: The Schedule, page 3, line 31, at end insert-“(5) The powers conferred by this section must not be exercised unless a consultation on the potential impact of their use has been carried out, published, and reviewed by a committee of each House of Parliament whose remit includes either the wider UK workforce and industrial relations, or the sector to which the regulations in question relate.(6) Such consultations must-(a) be carried out by the Secretary of State and involve representatives of any relevant unions, employers and other interested parties,(b) include an assessment of the potential impact of the minimum service regulations on the rights of workers to strike, the effectiveness of the relevant services, and the impact on the wider public,(c) consider services in all categories listed in subsection (4), and(d) include reference to respective service levels outside of strike action.(7) The results of the consultation and the reviews by committees must be published in a report, and the Secretary of State must lay a copy of the report before Parliament.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment would require a consultation to be carried out and reviewed before the powers in section 234B can be used.
Ayes 221, Noes 197.
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