New clause 1 - The Gangmasters Licensing Authority
Gangmasters (Licensing) Bill
'(1) There shall be a body known as the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (in this Act referred to as ''the Authority'').
(2) The functions of the Authority shall be—
(a) to carry out the functions relating to licensing that are conferred on it by this Act,
(b) to ensure the carrying out of such inspections as it considers necessary of persons holding licences under this Act,
(c) to keep under review generally the activities of persons acting as gangmasters,
(d) to supply information held by it to specified persons in accordance with the provisions of this Act,
(e) to keep under review the operation of this Act, and
(f) such other functions as may be prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary of State.
(3) The Authority may do anything that it considers is calculated to facilitate, or is incidental or conducive to, the carrying out of any of its functions.
(4) The Authority shall not be regarded—
(a) as the servant or agent of the Crown, or
(b) as enjoying any status, immunity or privilege of the Crown,
and the property of the Authority shall not be regarded as property of, or property held on behalf of, the Crown.
(5) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision as to—
(a) the status and constitution of the Authority,
(b) the appointment of its members,
(c) the payment of remuneration and allowances to its members, and
(d) such other matters in connection with its establishment and operation as he thinks fit.
(6) Schedule (The Authority: consequential amendments of enactments) amends certain enactments in consequence of the establishment of the Authority.'.—[Jim Sheridan.]
Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.