Civil Service (Special Advisers) Bill Marshalled List of Amendments Further Consideration Stage Monday 20 May 2013

Amendments tabled up to Thursday, 16 May 2013 and selected for debate

Amendment 1

Clause 2 , Page 1, Line 13

Leave out ‘Commissioners’ and insert ‘Department of Finance and Personnel’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 2

Clause 2 , Page 1

Leave out subsections (4) and (5)

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 3

Clause 2 , Page 1, Line 22

Leave out ‘Commissioners’ and insert ‘Department’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 4

Clause 3 , Page 2

Leave out lines 4 to 11 and insert -

‘(1) This section applies where an appointment, or proposed appointment, of a person as a special adviser is referred to the Department under section 2(2) or (5).

(2) The Department must, within 14 days of the referral, establish a review panel and refer the matter to it.

(3) The review panel must determine whether the person is eligible for appointment as, or to continue to hold appointment as, a special adviser.

(4) The person is only eligible if the review panel is’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 5

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 6

Leave out from ‘or’ to end of line 7

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 6

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 9

Leave out ‘, or to continue to hold appointment as,’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 7

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 11

Leave out ‘, or to continue to hold appointment as,’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 8

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 17

Leave out from ‘contrition’ to the end of line 18 and insert -

‘regret for and acknowledgement of, and accepts the gravity and consequences of, the offence to which the serious criminal conviction relates,’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 9

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 19

Leave out paragraph (b) and insert -

‘(b) whether the person has demonstrated, where applicable, a commitment to non-violence and exclusively peaceful and democratic means for political change,’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 10

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 23

At end insert -

‘, in consultation with the Commissioner for Victims and Survivors.’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 11

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 23

At end insert -

‘(d) any information which the proposed appointee wishes to submit in writing.’

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 12

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 24

Leave out ‘Commissioners’ and insert ‘Department’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 13

Clause 3 , Page 2, Line 26

At end insert -

‘(5) The Department must—

(a) appoint independent persons to be members of the review panel,

(b) pay those persons such fees, allowances or expenses as appear appropriate,

(c) provide the review panel with staff, accommodation or other facilities as appear appropriate.

(6) A review panel may regulate its own procedure.

(7) A review panel only remains in existence for so long as is necessary for it to exercise its functions.’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 14

Clause 4 , Page 2, Line 28

Leave out ‘the Commissioners’ and insert ‘a review panel’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 15

Clause 4 , Page 2, Line 32

Leave out ‘Commissioners’ and insert ‘review panel’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 16

Clause 4 , Page 2, Line 34

Leave out ‘Commissioners’ and insert ‘review panel’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 17

Clause 10 , Page 4

Leave out lines 28 and 29

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 18

Clause 11 , Page 4

Leave out clause 11

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

Amendment 19

Clause 12 , Page 5, Line 2

Leave out ‘Sections 2(5), 3, 7, 8’ and insert ‘Sections 1, 2(5), 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 20

The Schedule , Page 6

Leave out the Schedule

Mr Dominic Bradley
Mr Alban Maginness

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