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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 4 December 2012

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Growth And Infrastructure Bill


 

[Eleventh and Twelfth Sittings]


 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Withdrawn  96

 

Clause  13,  page  15,  line  26,  after ‘may’, insert ‘subject to consultation’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  52

 

Clause  13,  page  15,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The transitional provision that may be included in an order under subsection

 

(5)(a) specifying an additional trigger or terminating event includes provision for

 

this section to apply where such an event has occurred before the order is made

 

or before it comes into force and as to its application in such a case.’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  97

 

Clause  13,  page  16,  line  1,  leave out from ‘apply’ to the end of line 3 and add ‘in

 

relation to an application under section 15(1) of the Commons Act 2006 which—

 

(a)    

is sent before the day on which this section comes into force, or

 

(b)    

is in an area which is not covered by an adopted local plan or an adopted

 

neighbourhood development plan.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  98

 

Schedule  4,  page  40,  leave out lines 21 to 27.


 
 

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Growth And Infrastructure Bill, continued

 
 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  99

 

Schedule  4,  page  40,  leave out lines 38 to 47.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  100

 

Schedule  4,  page  41,  leave out lines 27 to 34.

 

Schedule Agreed to on division.

 

Clauses 14 to 18 Agreed to.

 


 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  79

 

Clause  19,  page  20,  line  10,  leave out ‘(3)(a)’ and insert ‘(3)’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  80

 

Clause  19,  page  20,  leave out line 12 and insert ‘the words from “unless” to the end

 

substitute “unless—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State is satisfied that one of subsections (4) to (5)

 

applies, and

 

(b)    

that fact, and the subsection concerned, are recorded in the order

 

or otherwise in the instrument or other document containing the

 

order.”,’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  81

 

Clause  19,  page  20,  line  34,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

omit subsections (6) to (10) (provision about certificates under

 

subsection (3)(b)).’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  82

 

Clause  19,  page  20,  line  38,  leave out from second ‘allotment’ to ‘after’ in line 39

 

and insert ‘)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (2) (special parliamentary procedure does not apply if

 

Secretary of State certifies that one of subsections (3) to (5) applies) for

 

the words from “unless” to the end substitute “unless—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State is satisfied that one of subsections

 

(3) to (5) applies, and

 

(b)    

that fact, and the subsection concerned, are recorded in

 

the order or otherwise in the instrument or other

 

document containing the order.”,


 
 

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(b)    

’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  83

 

Clause  19,  page  21,  line  10,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

omit subsections (6) to (10) (provision about certificates under

 

subsection (2)(b)).’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  84

 

Clause  20,  page  22,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

paragraph 22 of Schedule 3 to the Harbours Act 1964 (harbour

 

revision or empowerment order authorising compulsory

 

purchase of, or of rights over, inalienable National Trust land or

 

land forming part of a common, open space or fuel or field

 

garden allotment),

 

(d)    

paragraph 12 or 13 of Schedule 4 to the New Towns Act 1981

 

(order authorising compulsory purchase of local authority land,

 

inalienable National Trust land or land forming part of a

 

common, open space or fuel or field garden allotment), or

 

(e)    

section 12 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 (order

 

authorising compulsory purchase of, or of rights over,

 

inalienable National Trust land or land forming part of a

 

common, open space or fuel or field garden allotment).

 

(4)    

A reference in this Act to land to which a special-acquisition provision

 

applies is to be read as follows—

 

(a)    

“land” has the same meaning as it has for the purposes of the

 

special-acquisition provision, and

 

(b)    

in the case of a special-acquisition provision mentioned in

 

subsection (3)(c) or (e), the reference is to—

 

(i)    

land (as so defined) belonging to the National Trust

 

which is held by the Trust inalienably, or

 

(ii)    

land (as so defined) forming part of a common, open

 

space or fuel or field garden allotment.

 

(5)    

The definition of “the National Trust” given by section 7(1) of the

 

Acquisition of Land Act 1981, and section 18(3) of that Act (meaning of

 

“held inalienably”), apply for the purposes of subsection (4)(b)(i).

 

(6)    

In subsection (4)(b)(ii) “common”, “fuel or field garden allotment” and

 

“open space” have the same meaning as in section 19 of that Act.”’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  85

 

Clause  20,  page  22,  line  26,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(5A)    

In section 3(4A)—

 

(a)    

the reference in the opening words to the order to which a

 

petition relates is to be read as a reference to the order containing

 

the special authorisation to which a petition relates, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a) the reference to the order being one that relates

 

to proposals of the kind mentioned is to be read as a reference to

 

the Chairmen being of the opinion that removal of the special

 

authorisation from the order would be inconsistent with

 

proposals of that kind.’.

 

Michael Fallon

 

Nick Boles

 

Agreed to  86

 

Clause  20,  page  25,  line  13,  leave out from ‘in’ to end of line 15 and insert

 

‘paragraphs 4(2) and 5(2) of Schedule 3 (certain compulsory purchase orders subject to

 

special parliamentary procedure so far as authorising acquisition of rights over special

 

land if owner objects to the order) for “the order” substitute “the compulsory purchase of

 

the rights”.

 

(7A)    

In paragraph 12 of Schedule 4 to the New Towns Act 1981 (certain compulsory

 

purchase orders subject to special parliamentary procedure so far as authorising

 

acquisition of special land if owner objects to the order) for “to the order”

 

substitute “to the acquisition of the land”.

 

(7B)    

In each of the following provisions (which refer to orders confirmed by Act under

 

section 6 of the 1945 Act) before “6” insert “4 or”—

 

section 44(1) of the Harbours Act 1964,

 

section 27 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981,

 

paragraph 16(a) of Schedule 4 to the New Towns Act 1981,

 

paragraph 6(6)(a) of Schedule 11 to the Water Industry Act 1991,

 

paragraph 6(6)(a) of Schedule 19 to the Water Resources Act 1991, and

 

section 12(3)(b) of the Transport and Works Act 1992.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Withdrawn  101

 

Clause  21,  page  25,  line  23,  after ‘may’, insert ‘subject to regulations excluding

 

sites of special environmental or historic importance,’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Withdrawn  102

 

Clause  21,  page  25,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(1B)    

The Secretary of State must publish his reasons for giving a direction under this

 

subsection.’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  109

 

Clause  21,  page  25,  leave out line 33.


 
 

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Growth And Infrastructure Bill, continued

 
 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  103

 

Clause  21,  page  25,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the development does not involve surface mineral extraction or

 

quarrying.’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  104

 

Clause  21,  page  25,  line  36,  leave out ‘thinks’ and insert ‘considers that, subject to

 

published criteria,’.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  110

 

Clause  21,  page  25,  leave out line 43.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  111

 

Clause  21,  page  26,  line  10,  leave out from ‘project)’ to end of line 11.

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  112

 

Clause  21,  page  26,  leave out lines 12 and 13 and insert—

 

‘(5)    

In this section, “business or commercial project” means a project which consists

 

of any of the following—

 

(a)    

offices and research and development facilities;

 

(b)    

manufacturing and processing proposals;

 

(c)    

warehousing, storage and distribution facilities;

 

(d)    

conference and exhibition centres;

 

(e)    

leisure, tourism and sports and recreation facilities;

 

(f)    

extractive industries (mining and quarrying); and

 

(g)    

mixed-use developments, including one or more of the above uses but not

 

retail where it is the main or predominant use or housing except where it

 

is incidental.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State may by order, subject to consultation—

 

(a)    

amend subsection (5) to add a new type of project or vary or remove an

 

existing type of project;

 

(b)    

make further provision, or amend or repeal existing provision, about the

 

types of project which are, and are not, within subsection (5).

 

(7)    

An order under subsection (6)(b) may amend this Act.’.

 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Withdrawn  91

 

Clause  21,  page  26,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(6)    

The Secretary of State must prepare and lay before Parliament a proposal for a

 

national policy statement, setting out national policy in relation to this section.’.


 
 

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Growth And Infrastructure Bill, continued

 
 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Ian Murray

 

Not called  113

 

Clause  21,  page  27,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

In section 105 (decisions in cases where no national policy statement has effect)

 

after subsection (2)(c) insert—

 

    

‘and in the case of a business or commercial development project shall make the

 

decision in accordance with the relevant local plan’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Nick Raynsford

 

Ian Murray

 

Roberta Blackman-Woods

 

Negatived on division  92

 

Clause  22,  page  28,  line  30,  at end add—

 

‘(11)    

The Secretary of State may not by order appoint for this section to come into force

 

until—

 

(a)    

he has published calculated estimates of the total numbers of those

 

ratepayers who would be liable to pay more and of those who would be

 

liable to pay less to their billing authority if this section were or were not

 

brought into force, and

 

(b)    

he has consulted with representatives of those likely to be affected by the

 

bringing into force of this section, after publishing the information

 

required under subsection (11)(a).’.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30 am


 
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