Committee (and remaining stages)

Part of Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill – in the House of Lords at 1:58 am on 7th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice 1:58 am, 7th April 2010

Yes, I am content that the Scottish legislation will be effective. This has been looked into.

Clause 62 disagreed.

Clauses 63 to 65 disagreed.

Schedule 10 : Judicial appointments etc

Amendment 138 not moved.

Schedule 10 disagreed.

Clauses 66 and 67 disagreed.

Clause 68 : The office of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Amendment 139 not moved.

Clause 68 disagreed.

Clause 69 : Status of the Comptroller and Auditor General etc

Amendment 140 not moved.

Clause 69 disagreed.

Clause 70 disagreed.

Clause 71 : Remuneration package of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Amendment 141 not moved.

Clause 71 disagreed.

Clause 72 : Resignation or removal of the Comptroller and Auditor General

Amendments 142 and 143 not moved.

Clause 72 disagreed.

Clauses 73 and 74 disagreed.

Schedule 11 : The National Audit Office

Amendments 144 to 147 not moved.

Schedule 11 disagreed.

Clause 75 disagreed.

Schedule 12 disagreed.

Clauses 76 to 80 disagreed.

Schedules 13 and 14 disagreed.

Clauses 81 and 82 disagreed.

Clauses 83 to 85 agreed.

Clause 86 : Freedom of information

Amendment 148

Moved by Lord Bach

148: Clause 86, page 50, line 13, at end insert-

"(2) The Secretary of State may by order make transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the coming into force of paragraph 4 of Schedule 15 (which reduces from 30 years to 20 years the period at the end of which a record becomes a historical record for the purposes of Part 6 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000).

(3) An order under subsection (2) may in particular-

(a) make provision about the time when any records are to become historical records for the purposes of Part 6 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and

(b) make different provision in relation to records of different descriptions.

(4) An order under subsection (2) is to be made by statutory instrument.

(5) A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (2) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament."