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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




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




To move the following Clause



“Underground access: environmental protection



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



carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment;



ensure that independent inspections are carried out of the integrity of


wells used;



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


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



consult with the relevant water company; and



carry out monitoring over the previous 12 month period.



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


under paragraph (e).



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.



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




To move the following Clause



“Shale gas extraction: devolution



The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.



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




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




To move the following Clause



“Route Strategies



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.



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.



Route strategies shall consider—



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


served by specified highways or run parallel to them;



the interaction between specified highways and other highways;



opportunities to secure the expeditious movement of people and freight;





opportunities to reduce environmental impacts.



The strategic highways company must—



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


strategic highways company thinks appropriate in relation to a route




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





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


whether to proceed with a route strategy.



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


have due regard to route strategies.



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



Sir Andrew Stunell


Mr Jeremy Browne




Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause



“Carbon compliance standard for new homes



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





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—



10 kg in the case of detached houses;



11 kg in the case of attached houses;



14 kg in the case of flats.



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





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]:





The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee


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Proceedings in Committee



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


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



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


which it meets.


Consideration and Third Reading



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.



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


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



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


proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading..


Other proceedings



Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on


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


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