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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 13 January 2014

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Deep Sea Mining Bill


 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

1

 

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  9,  after ‘Wales’ insert ‘, Scotland’.

 


 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

2

 

Schedule,  page  2,  line  30,  leave out ‘ “sovereign rights” to “other Sovereign Power”

 

substitute’ and insert ‘ “certifying” to “Power” substitute “or the Scottish Ministers

 

certifying that’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

3

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  18,  leave out from ‘(2)’ to end of line 20 and insert—

 

‘( )    

omit “subsection (4) and”, and

 

( )    

for the words from “the Secretary of State” to the end substitute—

 

“(a)    

the Secretary of State may on payment of such fee as

 

may with the consent of the Treasury be prescribed grant

 

to such persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit

 

exploration or exploitation licences, except where the

 

Scottish Ministers have power to grant the exploration or

 

exploitation licence in question;


 
 

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(b)    

the Scottish Ministers may on payment of such fee as

 

may be prescribed grant to such persons as they think fit

 

exploration or exploitation licences.”.’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

4

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  24,  after ‘fit’ insert ‘or, as the case may be, the Scottish

 

Ministers think fit’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

5

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  28,  after ‘fit’ insert ‘or, as the case may be, the Scottish

 

Ministers think fit’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

6

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  40,  after ‘State’ insert ‘or, as the case may be, the Scottish

 

Ministers’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

7

 

Schedule,  page  3,  line  43,  after ‘State’ insert ‘or, as the case may be, the Scottish

 

Ministers’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

8

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  9,  after ‘prescribed’ insert—

 

‘(ka)    

requiring payment to the Scottish Ministers of such sums as may be

 

prescribed at such times as may be prescribed;’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

9

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  11,  after ‘State’ insert ‘or, as the case may be, the Scottish

 

Ministers’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

10

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  14,  leave out from ‘Where’ to ‘grant’ in line 15 and insert ‘the

 

Secretary of State has, or the Scottish Ministers have, granted an exploration licence,

 

neither the Secretary of State nor the Scottish Ministers may’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

11

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  23,  leave out from beginning to ‘grant’ and insert ‘Neither the

 

Secretary of State nor the Scottish Ministers may’.


 
 

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Deep Sea Mining Bill, continued

 
 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

12

 

Schedule,  page  4,  line  31,  at end insert ‘or the Scottish Ministers’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

13

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  18,  after ‘environment)’ insert—

 

‘(a)    

in subsection (1)—

 

(i)    

after “State”, in the first place, insert “or, as the case may be,

 

the Scottish Ministers”,

 

(ii)    

after “State”, in the second place, insert “or the Scottish

 

Ministers”, and

 

(iii)    

after “him” insert “(or them)”, and

 

(b)    

’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

14

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(ii)    

after “State” insert “or the Scottish Ministers”, and

 

(iii)    

after “considers” insert “(or they consider)”’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

15

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘6A      

In section 6 (variation or revocation of licences), after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(3)    

This section applies in relation to an exploration or exploitation

 

licence granted by the Scottish Ministers as if references to the

 

Secretary of State were references to the Scottish Ministers.”’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

16

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  20,  leave out from ‘action)’ to end of line 21 and insert—

 

‘(a)    

in subsection (1), after “State” insert “or, as the case may be, the Scottish

 

Ministers”,

 

(b)    

in subsection (2)—

 

(i)    

for “section 2(3) above, the Secretary of State” substitute

 

“section 2(3A) above, the Secretary of State or the Scottish

 

Ministers”, and

 

(ii)    

after “considers” insert “(or they consider)”, and

 

(c)    

in subsection (4), after “State” insert “or, as the case may be, the Scottish

 

Ministers”.’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

17

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  26,  after ‘Court’ insert ‘or the Court of Session (“the

 

registering court”)’.


 
 

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Deep Sea Mining Bill, continued

 
 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

18

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  29,  leave out ‘High Court’ and insert ‘registering court’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

19

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  32,  leave out ‘appropriate’ and insert ‘registering’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

20

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  38,  leave out ‘High Court’ and insert ‘registering court’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

21

 

Schedule,  page  5,  line  45,  leave out ‘High Court’ and insert ‘registering court’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

22

 

Schedule,  page  6,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

In the application of this section in relation to Scotland references to costs are to

 

be disregarded.’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

23

 

Schedule,  page  6,  line  24,  leave out from ‘award’ to end of line 25 and insert ‘and

 

(b)    

is to be treated for the purposes of sections 18 to 22 of the Arbitration

 

(Scotland) Act 2010 (which make similar provision for Scotland) as a

 

Convention award,

 

    

whether or not (in either case) it would be so treated apart from this

 

section.”’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

24

 

Schedule,  page  6,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 11 (inspectors)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1)—

 

(i)    

after “State” insert “or the Scottish Ministers”,

 

(ii)    

after “him”, in both places, insert “(or them)”, and

 

(iii)    

after “considers” insert “(or they consider)”, and

 

(b)    

in subsection (2)—

 

(i)    

after “State”, in the first place, insert “or the Scottish

 

Ministers”, and

 

(ii)    

for “may determine with the approval” substitute “or, as the

 

case may be, the Scottish Ministers, may determine with the

 

approval (in the case of an appointment by the Secretary of

 

State)”’.


 
 

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For section 12 substitute—

 

“12    

Regulations and orders

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations—

 

(a)    

prescribing anything required or authorised to be prescribed

 

under this Act in relation to an exploration or exploitation

 

licence granted or to be granted by the Secretary of State;

 

(b)    

generally for carrying this Act into effect, except where the

 

Scottish Ministers have power to make provision under

 

subsection (2)(b).

 

(2)    

The Scottish Ministers may make regulations—

 

(a)    

prescribing anything required or authorised to be prescribed

 

under this Act in relation to an exploration or exploitation

 

licence granted or to be granted by the Scottish Ministers;

 

(b)    

generally for carrying this Act into effect.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section may, in particular, make provision with

 

respect to any of the matters mentioned in the Schedule.

 

(4)    

Regulations under this section may make different provision for

 

different cases or classes of case and may exclude the operation of any

 

provision of the regulations in specified cases.

 

(5)    

Any power of the Secretary of State to make regulations or an order

 

under this Act is exercisable by statutory instrument.

 

(6)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made under this Act by

 

the Secretary of State is subject to annulment in pursuance of a

 

resolution of either House of Parliament.

 

(7)    

Regulations under subsection (2) are subject to the negative

 

procedure, within the meaning of section 28 of the Interpretation and

 

Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.”’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

25

 

Schedule,  page  6,  line  28,  leave out ‘13 (disclosure of information)’ and insert ‘13(1)

 

(disclosure of information)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (b), for “or the Secretary of State” substitute “, the Secretary

 

of State or the Scottish Ministers”; and

 

(b)    

’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

26

 

Schedule,  page  6,  line  32,  leave out from ‘in’ to ‘applies’ in line 33 and insert ‘the

 

following enactments’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

27

 

Schedule,  page  6,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

Those enactments are—


 
 

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(a)    

Part 2 of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (deposits in the

 

sea);

 

(b)    

Part 4 of the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (marine licensing);

 

(c)    

Part 4 of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 (marine licensing).’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

28

 

Schedule,  page  7,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘          

After section 17 insert—

 

“17A  

Exercise of functions by the Scottish Ministers

 

Any provision of this Act which confers a function on the Scottish

 

Ministers is to be read as conferring a function exercisable only so far

 

as within devolved competence (within the meaning of section 54 of

 

the Scotland Act 1998).”’.

 

Sheryll Murray

 

Mr David Lidington

 

29

 

Schedule,  page  7,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In the Schedule, in paragraph 5, after “Secretary of State” insert “(or, in the

 

case of regulations made under section 12(2), the Scottish Ministers)”.’.

 


 
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