Clause 3

Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:31 am ar 18 Gorffennaf 2007.

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Repeals and revocation

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Llafur, Hendon 9:45, 18 Gorffennaf 2007

This is a formal clause. It deals with the repeals and revocation schedule. It speaks for itself and shows some of the detailed regulations and pieces of legislation that will be superseded by the Bill. It makes the point that we made when referring to clause 1, when we discussed how complicated matters have become and how simple they will be if the Bill passes through the House.

Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee

I understand that the schedule exists for tidying up purposes, but does it have a legal effect? It seems that, if we pass the Bill, it will supersede existing law. If the schedule was therefore omitted from the Bill, will it make a legal difference?

Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Llafur, Hendon

It would create complications. We would end up with two Acts of Parliament and an order in conflict with the Bill. The Bill is broader than the three issues that it proposes to repeal and, in the end, it is far more sensible to have certainty in the law, which is what the clause will create.

Photo of Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Secretary (the East Midlands), Cabinet Office

I am glad to offer the Government’s support for the clause.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 3 ordered to stand part of the Bill.