Sale of Tickets (Cultural, Entertainment, Recreational and Sporting Events) Bill 2021: Committee and Remaining Stages

Section 1 agreed to.
SECTION 2

Amendments Nos. 1 to 8, inclusive, are related and may be discussed together.

Government amendment No. 1:
In page 7, to delete lines 26 to 29.

As I said on Second Stage, these amendments delete references to UEFA Euro 2020 tickets or ticket packages, including technical amendments that must be made as a consequence of the removal of the provisions relating to the UEFA Euro 2020 football championships. The Bill currently includes a provision in section 20 banning the unauthorised sale or advertisements for sale of UEFA Euro 2020 tickets or ticket packages for matches or official events during the rescheduled Euro 2020 football championship. Its inclusion stems from a Government commitment given to UEFA as part of the bid for hosting a number of matches during the tournament in Dublin. No matches were held in Dublin due to the pandemic and it now transpires that the legislation will not be enacted and commenced before the end of the Euro 2020 tournament on 11 July. Therefore, there is no reason to retain provisions relating to Euro 2020 as part of the Bill. The Government is proposing to move an amendment in this House to remove the provisions relating to UEFA Euro 2020 tickets or ticket packages in section 20. References to UEFA Euro 2020 are also made in the Long Title of the Bill, in the definitions in section 2 and under contract terms in section 19. The deletion of these references, along with the technical amendments in sections 23, 24 and 26, are a result of the deletion of section 20.

Amendment agreed to.
Section 2, as amended, agreed to.
Sections 3 to 18, inclusive, agreed to.
SECTION 19
Government amendment No. 2:
In page 18, to delete lines 12 to 16 and substitute the following:
“(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to a term in a contract for the transfer or sale of a ticket or ticket package for an event which excludes or limits the transfer or sale of tickets or ticket packages on the grounds of safety, public health or public order.”.
Amendment agreed to.
Section 19, as amended, agreed to.
Section 20 deleted.
Sections 21 and 22 agreed to.
SECTION 23
Government amendment No. 3:
In page 20, line 29, to delete “under a relevant provision” and substitute “under section 15”.
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 4:
In page 20, lines 31 and 32, to delete “under a relevant provision” and substitute “under section 15”.
Amendment agreed to.
Government amendment No. 5:
In page 21, to delete line 4.
Amendment agreed to.
Section 23, as amended, agreed to.
SECTION 24
Government amendment No. 6:
In page 21, line 12, to delete “or 20(2)”.
Amendment agreed to.
Section 24, as amended, agreed to.
Section 25 agreed to.
SECTION 26
Government amendment No. 7:
In page 22, line 3, to delete “sections 15(3), 17(5) or 20(2)” and substitute “section 15(3) or 17(5)”.
Amendment agreed to.
Section 26, as amended, agreed to.
Section 27 agreed to.
TITLE
Government amendment No. 8:
In page 5, lines 15 to 17, to delete all words from and including “to” in line 15 down to and including “so;” in line 17.
Amendment agreed to.
Title, as amended, agreed to.
Bill reported with amendment.

When is it proposed to take Report Stage?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Bill received for final consideration.

When is it proposed to take Fifth Stage?

Is that agreed? Agreed.

Question, "That the Bill do now pass", put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 4.38 p.m. and resumed at 5 p.m.