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 House of Commons

 Notices of Amendments

 given up to and including

 Monday 13 January 2014

 New Amendments handed in are marked thus

 Amendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 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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 Deep Sea Mining Bill, continued

 (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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 Deep Sea Mining Bill, continued

 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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 Deep Sea Mining Bill, continued

 (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)”.’.