Results 21–40 of 1060 for speaker:Mr George Stevenson

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 23 - Inducements relating to union membership (5 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. The point has been rightly made: the word ''bribe'' does not occur either in the amendment or in the clause. Can we stick to the words in the clause please?

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 23 - Inducements relating to union membership (5 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 40, in clause 23, page 20, line 28, leave out 'or main'. No. 41, in clause 23, page 20, line 40, at end insert— '(6) It shall be a defence for the employer if the worker has asked for an inducement not to be a member of a trade union or to take part in its activities.'. No. 43, in clause 23, page 21, leave out...

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 21 - Dismissal where employees taking protected industrial action locked out (5 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. If the hon. Gentleman wishes to make a speech, he should catch my eye. Interventions should be short and to the point.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 21 - Dismissal where employees taking protected industrial action locked out (5 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I am a little worried that we are getting into legal questions as to what is reasonable and what is not. It is perfectly understandable that we should discuss that in the context of the clause, but let us keep the conversation at the level at which it has been so far.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 17 - Information about employees to be ballotedon industrial action (5 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. That is enough of yesterday's ten-minute Bill.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 17 - Information about employees to be ballotedon industrial action (5 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 9, in Clause 20, page 18, line 21, leave out 'or employee' and insert ', employee, branch or section'.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Union communications with workers after acceptance of application (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 22, in clause 5, page 6, line 10, after 'unions)', insert ', employer or non-unionised workers'.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Union communications with workers after acceptance of application (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 3, in clause 12, page 11, line 24, at end insert ', so far as that requirement is compatible with protecting the worker's privacy'. Amendment No. 23, in clause 5, page 6, line 11, at end insert— '(1A) Before sending out any information received from the CAC under paragraph 19D (4) the appointed person must...

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Union communications with workers after acceptance of application (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I accept and understand that. The Clerks' ways are sometimes weird and wonderful but they are invariably right.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Duty of employer to supply information to union (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. There will be an opportunity to go into the matter in more detail in respect of clause 5. I have allowed the debate on the security element of the proposal to be stretched because it is important and I hope that the hon. Gentleman will take that into account.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Union communications with workers after acceptance of application (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 19, in clause 5, page 5, line 24, at end insert— '(10) Unions, the employer and relevant workers shall have the right to veto the decision of the CAC following the appointment of the CAC of a suitable independent person. In this event, the CAC must appoint an alternative person as soon as reasonably possible.'.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Duty of employer to supply information to union (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following amendments: No. 20, in clause 5, page 6, line 3, at end insert— '(5) If any of the information to be supplied pursuant to sub-paragraph (2) is commercially confidential or information which may affect the security of the company or its employees, the employer shall have the right to withhold any such information.'. No. 30, in...

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 4 - Determination of appropriate bargaining unit (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: Amendment No. 17, in clause 5, page 4, line 24, leave out '19B' and insert '19BA'.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: I now move to a short announcement on Committee arrangements. Adequate notice should be given of amendments. As a general rule, my co-Chairman and I do not intend to call starred amendments, including any starred amendment that might be reached during an afternoon sitting. I hope that all Committee members understand that as I do. Clause 1 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 4 - Determination of appropriate bargaining unit (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. That is a separate amendment.

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 4 - Determination of appropriate bargaining unit (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I am a little worried that this is becoming a Second Reading debate or perhaps a clause stand part debate. Will the hon. Gentleman refer to the specific wording of the amendment?

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Clause 4 - Determination of appropriate bargaining unit (3 Feb 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Order. I respect what the hon. Gentleman says, and I shall try to reflect that in my comments, but I really would like him to get back to the amendment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry: Gas (22 Jan 2004)

Mr George Stevenson: Will my hon. Friend consider the situation whereby at present we are exporting gas to the European Union, owing to the complete failure of the European Commission to open up the gas market in the EU? That is having serious adverse effects on energy-dependent industries, such as the ceramics industry in Stoke-on-Trent, and forcing up gas prices in this country because of the artificial gas...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Pension Credit (18 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what he estimates (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples will on average receive each week from pension credit in Stoke-on-Trent in 2003–04.

Written Answers — Health: Health Care (Stoke-on-Trent) (16 Dec 2003)

Mr George Stevenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated at the North Staffordshire Hospital in each year since 1997.


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