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House of Commons

 
 

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

 

51

 

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

 

“(4)    

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.

 

(5)    

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

 

circumstances apply.

 

(6)    

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

 

NC53

 

To move the following Clause—

 

“Application of provisions to environmental claims

 

(7)    

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—

 

(a)    

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;

 

(b)    

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;


 
 

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Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, continued

 
 

(c)    

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)

 

above.”

 

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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