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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 6 December 2012

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Growth and Infrastructure Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the

 

Committee [13 November 2012].

 


 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

117

 

Clause  23,  page  28,  line  40,  after ‘individual’, insert ‘fully paid up’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

118

 

Clause  23,  page  28,  line  40,  after ‘company’, insert ‘, or procures the issue or

 

allotment to the individual of fully paid up shares in its parent undertaking,’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

119

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  1,  leave out ‘and no more than £50,000’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

120

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  2,  at end insert ‘, and

 

( )    

the individual gives no consideration other than by entering into

 

the agreement.’.


 
 

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Ian Murray

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

105

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the employee has entered into such an agreement on a voluntary basis.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

106

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Before entering into an agreement with a company as set out in subsection (1), an

 

individual is entitled to seek advice and assistance from anyone of the

 

following—

 

(a)    

a trade union official;

 

(b)    

a workplace representative; or

 

(c)    

a legal representative;

 

    

and the costs of that advice and assistance shall be met by the company.’.

 

Andrew Stunell

 

115

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Secretary of State shall make such regulations or issue such codes and advice

 

as is necessary to provide that no employee who declines to enter into a voluntary

 

agreement under subsection (1)(a) shall suffer any consequential detriment.’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

121

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulation 30 of the Additional Paternity Leave Regulations 2010 (S.I.

 

2010/1055) (requirement for employee to notify employer of intention to

 

return to work during additional paternity leave period) is to be read in

 

the case of an employee who is an employee owner as if for “six weeks’

 

notice”, in each place it appears, there were substituted “16 weeks’

 

notice.’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

122

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (1) so as to

 

increase the sum for the time being specified there.’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

123

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  29,  leave out from ‘means’ to end of line 31 and add ‘—

 

(a)    

a company or overseas company (within the meaning, in each

 

case, of the Companies Act 2006) which has a share capital, or

 

(b)    

a European Public Limited-Liability Company (or Societas

 

Europaea) within the meaning of Council Regulation 2157/2001/

 

EC of 8 October 2001 on the Statute for a European Company.”’.


 
 

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Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

124

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  31,  at end add ‘, and

 

“parent undertaking” has the same meaning as in the Companies Act 2006’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

107

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

This section may not come into force until the Secretary of State has published a

 

full analysis of the impact on employees’ income tax and national insurance

 

contributions of becoming an employee owner.’.

 

Ian Murray

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

108

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

Before the end of three years beginning with the day on which this section comes

 

into force, the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

carry out a review of employee ownership status;

 

(b)    

set out the conclusions of the review in a report; and

 

(c)    

publish the report.

 

(8)    

The report referred to in section (7) above must in particular—

 

(a)    

set out the objectives intended to be achieved by the introduction of

 

employee ownership;

 

(b)    

assess the extent to which those objectives have been achieved; and

 

(c)    

assess whether those objectives remain appropriate or whether this

 

section should be repealed.’.

 

Andrew Stunell

 

116

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

The Secretary of State shall issue such guidance as is necessary to provide that

 

refusal to enter a voluntary agreement under subsection (1)(a) by any person shall

 

not be grounds for reducing or withdrawing any state benefit to which they are

 

entitled by virtue of their current employment status.’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

125

 

Clause  23,  page  29,  line  31,  at end add—

 

‘(2)    

In section 236(3) of that Act (orders and regulations subject to affirmative

 

resolution procedure), for “or 125(7)” substitute “, 125(7) or 205A(5A)”’.

 



 
 

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Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

126

 

Clause  27,  page  30,  line  27,  after ‘Sections’ insert ‘[Permitted development rights

 

for changes of use: prior approvals],’.

 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Ian Murray

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

93

 

Clause  27,  page  30,  line  29,  leave out ‘16 and 22’ and insert ‘and 16’.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Removal of Planning Act 2008 consent and certification requirements

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Planning Act 2008 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In section 127 (compulsory acquisition of statutory undertakers’ land, and rights

 

over statutory undertakers’ land)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (2), for the words from “Secretary of State” to the end

 

substitute “Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters set out in

 

subsection (3).”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (5), for the words from “Secretary of State” to the end

 

substitute “Secretary of State is satisfied of the matters set out in

 

subsection (6).”;

 

(c)    

omit subsection (7).

 

(3)    

Section 137 (consent of statutory undertakers etc required to extinguishment of

 

right of way over land on which they have apparatus) is repealed.

 

(4)    

In section 138 (extinguishment of rights, and removal of apparatus, of statutory

 

undertakers etc)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (4), for the words from “only if” to the end substitute “only

 

if the Secretary of State is satisfied that the extinguishment or removal is

 

necessary for the purpose of carrying out the development to which the

 

order relates.”;

 

(b)    

after subsection (4) insert—

 

“(4A)    

In this section “statutory undertakers” means persons who are, or

 

are deemed to be, statutory undertakers for the purpose of any

 

provision of Part 11 of TCPA 1990.

 

(4B)    

In this section the following terms have the meanings given in

 

paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 17 to the Communications Act

 

2003—


 
 

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“electronic communications apparatus”;

 

“electronic communications code”;

 

“electronic communications code network”;

 

“operator”.”;

 

(c)    

omit subsections (5) and (6).

 

(5)    

In Schedule 12 (modifications of Act in its application to Scotland), in paragraph

 

18, for “Section 137(7)” substitute “Section 138(4A)”.’.

 


 

Permitted development rights for changes of use: prior approvals

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

NC14

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

In section 60 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (planning permission

 

granted by development order) after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), where planning

 

permission is granted by a development order for development consisting

 

of a change in the use of land in England, the order may require the

 

approval of the local planning authority, or of the Secretary of State, to

 

be obtained—

 

(a)    

for the use of the land for the new use;

 

(b)    

with respect to matters that relate to the new use and are specified

 

in the order.”

 

(2)    

In section 70A(5) of that Act (“relevant application” includes an application for

 

approval under section 60(2)) after “60(2)” insert “or (2A)”.’.

 


 

Purpose of planning

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In Part 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 insert—

 

“13A  

The Purpose of Planning

 

(1)    

The purpose of the planning system is to positively promote the long term

 

spatial organisation of land in order to achieve sustainable development.

 

(2)    

In the Planning Act 2008, sustainable development means managing the

 

use, development and protection of land and natural resources in a way,

 

or at a rate, which enables people and communities to provide for their

 

legitimate social, economic and cultural wellbeing while sustaining the


 
 

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potential of future generations to meet their own needs by respecting

 

environmental limits.

 

(3)    

In achieving sustainable development, planning should—

 

(a)    

positively identify suitable land for development in line with the

 

economic, social and environmental objectives so as to improve

 

the quality of life, wellbeing and health of people and

 

communities;

 

(b)    

contribute to sustainable economic development;

 

(c)    

protect and enhance the natural and historic environment and

 

quality of existing communities and the countryside;

 

(d)    

ensure long term sustainable patterns of resource use;

 

(e)    

positively promote civic beauty through high quality and

 

inclusive design; and

 

(f)    

ensure the planning system is open, transparent, participative and

 

accountable.”.’.

 


 

Requirement for local development documents to contribute to social cohesion and

 

inclusion

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 19 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (preparation

 

of local development documents) after subsection (1A) insert—

 

“(1B)    

Local development documents must (taken as a whole) include policies designed

 

to secure that the development and use of land in the local planning authority’s

 

area contribute to social cohesion and inclusion by addressing the needs of all

 

sections of the community and in particular requirements relating to age, sex,

 

ethnic background, religion, disability and income.”’.

 


 

Development plan documents: climate change policies

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 19 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (preparation

 

of local development documents) after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Development plan documents must (taken as a whole) include policies

 

designed to secure that the development and use of land in the local

 

planning authority’s area contribute to the mitigation of and adaptation to


 
 

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climate change in line with the objectives and provisions of the Climate

 

Change Act 2008.”.’.

 


 

Sustainable development as a criterion for deciding development consent applications

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 105 of the Planning Act 2008 (decisions of Secretary of State) after

 

subsection (2)(a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

the objective of achieving sustainable development”.’.

 


 

Planning Act 2008 pre-application procedure

 

Bob Blackman

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Planning Act 2008 is amended as follows:

 

(2)    

After section 54 insert—

 

“Chapter 4

 

General

 

54A Pre-application procedure: waivers 

 

(1)    

An applicant may, at any time before or after making an application,

 

submit a request in writing to the Secretary of State for a direction that

 

any provision contained in this Part or in rules or regulations made under

 

this Part shall not apply (or shall apply in part only) to the application.

 

(2)    

A request made under subsection (1) shall give reasons for the request.

 

(3)    

Where a request is made under subsection (1) and the Secretary of State

 

is satisfied that it is impossible, impracticable or unnecessary for the

 

applicant to comply with any provision contained in this Part or in rules

 

or regulations made under this Part, the Secretary of State may—

 

(a)    

direct that the provision in question shall not apply, or shall apply

 

in part only, to the application in question; and


 
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