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Notices of Amendments


given on


Thursday 12 June 2014


For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:


7-30 and 65-81


Consideration of Bill


Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, As Amended


Dr Julian Huppert


Mr Andy Slaughter


Dan Jarvis




Clause  58,  page  58,  line  11,  leave out subsections (4), (5) and (6) and insert—



On an application to the High Court or the Court of Appeal by a relevant party to


the proceedings, the court may order the intervener to pay such costs as the court


considers just.



An order under subsection (4) will not be considered just unless exceptional


circumstances apply.



For the purposes of subsection (5), exceptional circumstances include where an


intervener has in substance acted as if it were the principal applicant, appellant or


respondent in the case.”


Andy Slaughter


Dan Jarvis




To move the following Clause—


“Application of provisions to environmental claims



Sections 55 to 60 of this Act shall not apply to judicial review proceedings which


have as their subject an issue relating wholly or partly to—



the state of elements of the environment, such as air and atmosphere,


water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites, biological diversity and its


components, including genetically modified organisms, and the


interaction among these elements;



factors, such as substances, energy, noise and radiation, and activities or


measures, including administrative measures, environmental


agreements, policies, legislation, plans and programmes, affecting or


likely to affect the elements of the environment within the scope of sub-


paragraph (a) above, and cost-benefit and other economic analyses and


assumptions used in environmental decision-making;


Notices of Amendments: 12 June 2014                     



Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, continued



the state of human health and safety, conditions of human life, cultural


sites and built structures, inasmuch as they are or may be affected by the


state of the elements of the environment or, through these elements, by


the factors, activities or measures referred to in sub-paragraph (b)




Member’s explanatory statement


This amendment limits the application of the provisions of this Act on judicial review proceedings


which relate to the environment, in line with the definition of environmental information in the


Aarhus Convention.



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