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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 16 December 2014

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Infrastructure Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the

 

Programming Sub-Committee.

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 15 December (Standing Order

 

No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 16

 

December) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 16 December;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am on Thursday 18 December;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 6 January;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 8 January;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 January;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 January;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1;

 

Clauses 2 and 3; Schedule 2; Clauses 4 to 13; Schedule 3; Clauses 14 to 29;

 

Schedule 4; Clauses 30 to 33; Schedule 5; Clauses 34 to 37; Schedule 6;

 

Clauses 38 to 45; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 46 to 49; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 15 January.


 
 

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Mr John Hayes has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

To move, That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by

 

the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Schedule  1,  page  69,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)

 

67A      

In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958, in the table at the end of

 

paragraph 3, at the appropriate place in Part 2 insert “A strategic highways

 

company for the time being appointed under Part 1 of the Infrastructure Act

 

2014.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would cause the administrative records of a strategic highways company to be

 

public records for the purposes of the Public Records Act 1958, and would cause the company to

 

have duties under the Act in relation to the preservation of those records.

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Before appointing a strategic highways company the Secretary of State must

 

consult all highways authorities in the area to be specified under section 1(a)

 

responsible for roads in that area other than the roads specified under 1(b). This

 

consultation must cover—

 

(a)    

the structure of the new organisation;

 

(b)    

the appointment of at least one non-executive director representing those

 

authorities to the board of the new company; and

 

(c)    

any other matter which the Secretary of State deems relevant.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  4,  after first “the”, insert “joint social, economic and

 

environmental”


 
 

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Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy upon the

 

condition and development of the local roads network and local transport

 

provision;

 

(d)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy on links with

 

other nationally and regionally significant transport and infrastructure

 

projects, including ports and airports; and

 

(e)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy on the growth

 

plans of city regions and sub-regional bodies.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

how the strategic highways company will co-operate with Network Rail

 

for the effective integration of strategic road and rail planning and

 

development, including a long route or utilisation strategies.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

a target for vocational qualifications to be gained by individuals

 

employed by the strategic highways company and carrying out activities

 

in connection with preparing for, and constructing, the network referred

 

to in section 1(1)(b)

 

Richard Burden

 

Schedule  2,  page  82,  line  17,  after “relate”, insert—

 

“(d)    

the circumstances in which the Road Investment Strategy will allow the

 

strategic highways company to undertake commercial services or charge

 

for services”

 

Richard Burden

 

Schedule  2,  page  82,  line  23,  after “and”, insert—

 

“(i)    

how that strategy is expected to impact upon the condition and

 

development of the local road network and local transport

 

provision and the growth plans of city regions and sub-

 

regions;

 

(ii)    

how that strategy is expected to impact on the growth plans of

 

city regions and sub-regional bodies;

 

(iii)    

how that strategy is expected to impact upon the condition and

 

development of links with other nationally and regionally

 

significant transport and infrastructure projects, including

 

ports and airports; and


 
 

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(iv)    

an assessment of the structural condition of the strategic and

 

local road networks.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

provision of services for the conveyance of passengers or freight”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  32,  at beginning insert “In order to contribute to the

 

achievement of sustainable development”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  33,  leave out “effect of” and insert “desirability of securing

 

improvements through”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Nothing in this Act shall alter the accountability of the Secretary of State to

 

Parliament for the highways specified under section 2(1)(b)

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  39,  at end insert “including on matters of remuneration,

 

management, financial arrangements and staffing”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  40,  after “authority”, insert—

 

“( )    

how the strategic highways company’s exercise of its functions or

 

achievement of its objectives affects communities located near the

 

highways for which it is the highway authority.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  40,  after “authority”, insert—

 

“( )    

the views of road users in general; and


 
 

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( )    

the environment.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  22,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  2,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  12,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  32,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Richard Burden

 

Schedule  3,  page  87,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

the change in employment shall not alter the terms and conditions of that

 

person’s employment.”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  20,  page  12,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(iii)    

which is not a species of Community Interest as defined under

 

the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992)”

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  23,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

  “NOTE. The common name or names given in the first column of this

 

Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any

 

dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken

 

into account.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This secures that the scientific name of the animals listed is determinative.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  21,  page  23,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

  “NOTE. The common name or names given in the first column of this

 

Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any

 

dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken

 

into account.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This secures that the scientific name of the animals listed is determinative,

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Norman Baker

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  39,  line  1,  leave out Clause 36.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This deletes the Clause that puts into primary legislation a new duty to maximise the economic

 

recovery of UK oil and gas.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Clause  36,  page  39,  line  10,  after “industry”, insert “and the co-ordination of the

 

transportation and storage of CO2”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Caroline Lucas

 

Norman Baker

 

Parliamentary Star    

Page  45,  line  12,  leave out Clauses 38 to 43.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This deletes the Clauses that change the trespass law by introducing a new right to use deep-level

 

land, which would allow fracking companies to drill beneath people’s homes and land without

 

their permission and to leave any substance or infrastructure in the land.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Clause  38,  page  45,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State shall, before the award of licences in relation to the use of

 

deep-level land for onshore oil and gas exploration, issue additional planning

 

guidance introducing a presumption against such developments within or under

 

protected areas and functionally linked land.”

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Clause  39,  page  45,  line  32,  leave out “any substance” and insert “substances

 

approved by the Environment Agency”

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Clause  39,  page  46,  line  2,  after “use”, insert “, subject to the conditions laid out in

 

planning permission”

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Clause  39,  page  46,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

 

(a)    

The right of use shall be conditional on operators undertaking site-by-site

 

measurement, monitoring and public disclosure of existing and future

 

fugitive emissions.

 

(b)    

In this section, “fugitive emissions” shall mean releases arising from, but

 

not limited to, flaring, venting, storage and transportation leakages.”

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Clause  39,  page  46,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Before a well design is commenced or adopted in connection with the

 

exploitation of petroleum the right of use requires the Health and Safety

 

Executive to inspect the well so as to satisfy itself that—

 

(a)    

so far as is reasonably practicable, there can be no unplanned escape of

 

fluids from the well; and

 

(b)    

risks to the health and safety of persons from it or anything in it, or in

 

strata to which it is connected, are as low as is reasonably practicable.

 

( )    

Where the Health and Safety Executive is satisfied that a condition in subsection

 

( ) is met, it shall give notice to the Secretary of State.


 
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