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( )    

The Secretary of State shall publish the information received from the Health and

 

Safety Executive in accordance with sub-paragraph ( ).”

 

New Clauses

 

Tom Greatrex

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Exploitation of petroleum on deep-level land: cumulative impacts

 

The Secretary of State should amend the National Planning Policy Framework to

 

require planning authorities to consider the cumulative impacts of exploiting

 

petroleum on deep-level land.”

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Underground access: environmental protection

 

(1)    

All sites extracting petroleum under the provisions of section 38 must—

 

(a)    

carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment;

 

(b)    

ensure that independent inspections are carried out of the integrity of

 

wells used;

 

(c)    

publicly disclose the chemicals used for the extraction process, and the

 

proportions in which they are used on a well-by-well basis;

 

(d)    

consult with the relevant water company; and

 

(e)    

carry out monitoring over the previous 12 month period.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations specify what data shall be required

 

under paragraph (e).

 

(3)    

Regulations under subsection (2) must specify as required data the levels of

 

methane in the groundwater and ecological studies, that data shall include but is

 

not limited to levels of methane in the groundwater and ecological studies.

 

(4)    

Regulations under subsection (2) must be made by statutory instrument and may

 

not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by

 

a resolution of each House of Parliament.”

 



 
 

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Tom Greatrex

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Shale gas extraction: devolution

 

(1)    

The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In Schedule 5, Part II, section D2, after “gas other than through pipes.”, insert—

 

            

“the licensing of onshore shale gas extraction underlying Scotland.

 

            

responsibility for mineral access rights for onshore extraction of shale

 

gas in Scotland.”

 


 

Richard Burden

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Walking and cycling

 

Within six months of the day on which this Act is passed, Her Majesty’s

 

Government shall lay before Parliament a strategy which establishes long-term

 

commitment and funding to increase rates of walking and cycling, including in

 

the planning of infrastructure projects.”

 


 

Richard Burden

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Route Strategies

 

(1)    

The strategic highways company shall produce route strategies for all highways

 

under its control (“specified highways”) and shall ensure such strategies remain

 

up to date.

 

(2)    

In deciding how to divide up specified highways into route strategies, the

 

strategic highways company shall have due regard to local government

 

boundaries and travel to work areas.

 

(3)    

Route strategies shall consider—

 

(a)    

other transport modes, including railways and port facilities, that are

 

served by specified highways or run parallel to them;

 

(b)    

the interaction between specified highways and other highways;

 

(c)    

opportunities to secure the expeditious movement of people and freight;

 

and

 

(d)    

opportunities to reduce environmental impacts.

 

(4)    

The strategic highways company must—

 

(a)    

carry out such consultation, and arrange for such publicity, as the

 

strategic highways company thinks appropriate in relation to a route

 

strategy;


 
 

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(b)    

consult such persons, and such descriptions of persons, as may be

 

prescribed;

 

(c)    

have regard to the responses to the consultation and publicity in deciding

 

whether to proceed with a route strategy.

 

(5)    

In setting or varying a Roads Investment Strategy, the Secretary of State shall

 

have due regard to route strategies.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations about route strategies.”

 


 

Sir Andrew Stunell

 

Mr Jeremy Browne

 

NC6

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Carbon compliance standard for new homes

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must within six months of the passing of this Act make

 

regulations under section 1(1) of the Building Act 1984 for the purpose of

 

ensuring that all new homes built from 2016 achieve a carbon compliance

 

standard.

 

(2)    

For the purpose of subsection (1), “carbon compliance standard” means an

 

absolute limit on the predicted emissions of carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse

 

gases expressed as equivalents) per square metre of the internal floor space per

 

year of—

 

(a)    

10 kg in the case of detached houses;

 

(b)    

11 kg in the case of attached houses;

 

(c)    

14 kg in the case of flats.

 

(3)    

Any further regulations made by the Secretary of State requiring persons

 

constructing new homes to achieve reductions in carbon dioxide emissions

 

elsewhere than on the site of such homes shall only be applicable in

 

circumstances where the improvements set out in subsection (2) have been

 

achieved.”

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

Clause  49,  page  54,  line  41,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the words inserted by the Lords to avoid questions of privilege.

 

 

Order of the House [8 DECEMBER 2014]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Infrastructure Bill [Lords]:

 

Commital

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee


 
 

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Proceedings in Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 15 January 2015.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading..

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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