Higher Education and Research Bill - Report (4th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 15th March 2017.

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Moved by Lord Prior of Brampton

167: Schedule 9, page 105, line 20, at end insert “after consulting the chair of UKRI”

168: Schedule 9, page 107, line 11, at end insert—“Executive Committee8A_(1) UKRI must establish a committee called “the Executive Committee”.(2) The Executive Committee is to consist of—(a) the CEO, who is to be its chair,(b) the CFO,(c) the executive chair of each of the Councils, and(d) such other members as the CEO may appoint.(3) Those appointed under sub-paragraph (2)(d)—(a) must be employees of UKRI, and(b) if they cease to be such employees, may not continue as members appointed under that provision.(4) The Executive Committee may establish sub-committees, and a sub- committee so established is referred to in this Schedule as an “Executive sub-committee”.(5) An Executive sub-committee may include persons who are not members of UKRI, Council members or employees of UKRI.(6) UKRI must pay such allowances as the Secretary of State may determine to any person who—(a) is a member of an Executive sub-committee, but(b) is not a member of UKRI, a Council member or an employee of UKRI.”

169: Schedule 9, page 107, line 13, after “Councils” insert “and the Executive Committee”

170: Schedule 9, page 107, line 33, leave out sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) and insert—“(1) UKRI, a Council and the Executive Committee may each determine their own procedure and the procedure of any relevant committee.(1A) “Relevant committee” means—(a) in the case of UKRI, a general committee,(b) in the case of a Council, a Council sub-committee established by it, and(c) in the case of the Executive Committee, an Executive sub- committee.(2) But sub-paragraph (1) is subject to the rest of this paragraph.”

171: Schedule 9, page 108, line 16, after “committee,” insert “or of the Executive Committee or any Executive sub-committee,”

172: Schedule 9, page 109, line 8, at end insert—“( ) The report must include a statement regarding how UKRI has cooperated with the OfS during that year.”

173: Schedule 9, page 109, line 31, leave out from beginning to third “the” and insert “But UKRI may do any of the following only in accordance with terms and conditions specified from time to time by”

Amendments 167 to 173 agreed.

Amendment 173A not moved.