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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 13 December 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Fisheries Bill


 

[Seventh and Eighth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 

Clause 12 Agreed to.

 

Clause 13 Agreed to.

 


 

Jim Shannon

 

Not selected  13

 

Schedule  2,  page  31,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

  “(2A)  

No conditions may be attached to any sea fishing licence that restricts any

 

person from operating under that licence on the basis of their nationality.”


 
 

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  64

 

Schedule  2,  page  31,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

A sea fishing licensing authority must attach to any sea fishing licence

 

appropriate conditions with respect to the safety of the boat and its crew.”

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Negatived on division  65

 

Schedule  2,  page  31,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

The conditions attached to any licence must include a national landing

 

requirement prescribed in regulations under section (National landing

 

requirement).”

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  66

 

Schedule  2,  page  31,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

Conditions attached to any sea fishing licence must include a prohibition on the

 

use of any form of electric pulse beam trawl fishing.”

 

Peter Aldous

 

Withdrawn after debate  22

 

Schedule  2,  page  31,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“1A      

The Marine Management Organisation must, within one week of a sea fishing

 

licence being issued in respect of a foreign fishing boat, publish—

 

(a)    

any conditions attached to that licence, and

 

(b)    

the estimated monetary value of that licence.”

 

Luke Pollard

 

Sue Hayman

 

Matthew Pennycook

 

Mr Paul Sweeney

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  75

 

Schedule  2,  page  34,  line  19,  leave out “negative” and insert “affirmative”

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

Peter Aldous

 

Not called  92

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  21,  after “11(5)” insert “or section (Ban on electric pulse

 

fishing)”

 

Peter Aldous

 

Withdrawn after debate  93

 

Clause  14,  page  8,  line  21,  after “11(5)” insert “or section (Ban on sandeel

 

fishing)”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 15 Agreed to.

 

Clause 16 Agreed to.

 


 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  17,  page  9,  line  36,  leave out from “contains” to end of line 36 and insert—

 

“( )    

in Part 1, consequential amendments relating to the provision made by

 

sections 7 and 8;

 

( )    

in Part 2—

 

(i)    

minor amendments relating to the licensing of fishing boats, and

 

(ii)    

consequential amendments relating to the provision made by

 

sections 9 to 16;

 

( )    

in Part 3, transitional provision relating to the provision made by sections

 

9 to 16.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  7

 

Schedule  3,  page  39,  line  15,  leave out from “(interpretation),” to end of line and

 

insert —

 

“( )    

in subsection (1), at the appropriate place, insert—

 

“British fishing boat” means a fishing boat—

 

(a)    

which is registered in the United Kingdom

 

under Part 2 of the Merchant Shipping Act

 

1995,

 

(b)    

which is British-owned, or

 

(c)    

which is registered under the law of Jersey,

 

Guernsey or the Isle of Man;”;

 

( )    

in that subsection, in the definition of “sea fish”, omit “4,”;


 
 

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( )    

after subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

In any order or regulations made under this Act “foreign

 

fishing boat” means (unless the contrary intention appears) a

 

fishing boat which is not a British fishing boat.””

 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  8

 

Schedule  3,  page  39,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“Fishery Limits Act 1976

 

5A         

In the Fishery Limits Act 1976, omit section 3 (which substitutes section 4 of

 

the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967).

 

Fisheries Act 1981

 

5B         

In the Fisheries Act 1981, omit section 20 (which amends section 4 of the Sea

 

Fish (Conservation) Act 1967).

 

Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1992

 

5C         

In the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1992, omit section 1 (which amends section

 

4 of the Sea Fish (Conservation) Act 1967).

 

Government of Wales Act 2006

 

5D  (1)  

The Government of Wales Act 2006 is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In Schedule 3A (functions of Ministers of Crown etc exercisable concurrently

 

or jointly with Welsh Ministers)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph 1(2), in the table, in the entry for the Sea Fish

 

(Conservation) Act 1967, in column 2—

 

(i)    

omit “(a) section 4 (licensing of fishing boats), and”;

 

(ii)    

for “sections 4 and” substitute “section”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph 2(2)(b), omit sub-paragraph (i);

 

(c)    

in paragraph 2(3), omit “4 or”.

 

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

 

5E  (1)  

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In section 4 (licensing of fishing boats)—

 

(a)    

omit subsections (1) to (6);

 

(b)    

in subsection (7), for “that section” substitute “section 4 of the Sea

 

Fish (Conservation) Act 1967 (licensing of fishing boats)”.

 

      (3)  

In section 7 (regulations supplementary to sections 4 and 4A of the Sea Fish

 

(Conservation) Act 1967), omit “4 or”.

 

      (4)  

In section 196 (charging for commercial fishing licences), omit subsection (1).

 

      (5)  

Omit section 197 (grant of licences subject to conditions imposed for

 

environmental purposes).

 

      (6)  

In section 284 (power to require production of certain equipment), in

 

subsection (2)(a), for “section 4(6) or” substitute “paragraph 1 of Schedule 2

 

to the Fisheries Act 2019 or section.”


 
 

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

George Eustice

 

Agreed to  9

 

Schedule  3,  page  39,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

“Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) Regulations 1994

 

6A  (1)  

The Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/2813) are

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In regulation 1 (citation, commencement and interpretation)—

 

(a)    

in the heading, after “commencement” insert “, application”;

 

(b)    

after paragraph (1) insert—

 

  “(1A)  

These regulations apply in relation to—

 

(a)    

licences granted under section 10 of the Fisheries

 

Act 2019 (licensing of British fishing boats) in

 

respect of Welsh fishing boats;

 

(b)    

licences granted under section 12 of that Act

 

(licensing of foreign fishing boats) by the Welsh

 

Ministers; and

 

(c)    

licences granted under section 4A of the Sea Fish

 

(Conservation) Act 1967 (licensing of vessels

 

receiving trans-shipped fish)—

 

(i)    

in respect of Welsh fishing boats, or

 

(ii)    

by the Welsh Ministers in respect of

 

foreign fishing boats.”;

 

(c)    

in paragraph (2), for the definition of “licence” substitute—

 

““licence” means a licence to which these regulations

 

apply (see regulation 1(1A));”;

 

(d)    

in paragraph (2), in the definition of “nominee”, in paragraph (b), for

 

“in a member State and having a place of business” substitute “, and

 

having a place of business,”;

 

(e)    

in paragraph (2), for the definition of “sea fishing licence” substitute—

 

““sea fishing licence” means a licence to which these

 

regulations apply by virtue of regulation 1(1A)(a) or

 

(b);”;

 

(f)    

in paragraph (2), at the end insert—

 

““Welsh fishing boat” means a fishing boat—

 

(a)    

which is registered in the United Kingdom

 

under Part 2 of the Merchant Shipping Act

 

1995, and

 

(b)    

whose entry in the register specifies a port in

 

Wales as the port to which the boat is to be

 

treated as belonging.”

 

      (3)  

In regulation 2 (communication of licences and notices)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (1), in the opening words, for “a nominee” substitute “an

 

appropriate recipient”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (1), for sub-paragraph (d) substitute—

 

“(d)    

subject to paragraph (6), transmitting it to the

 

appropriate recipient by means of an electronic

 

communication to an address which the

 

appropriate recipient has specified in accordance

 

with sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph.”;


 
 

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(c)    

for paragraph (2) substitute—

 

    “(2)  

A notice shall be effected by communicating it to an

 

appropriate recipient—

 

(a)    

in any of the ways specified in paragraph (1);

 

(b)    

by publishing it on a website, the address of which

 

is indicated on the licence to which the notice

 

relates; or

 

(c)    

in accordance with paragraph (3).”;

 

(d)    

after that paragraph insert—

 

  “(2A)  

In this regulation, “an appropriate recipient” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to a licence or notice relating to a Welsh

 

fishing boat—

 

(i)    

the owner or charterer of the fishing boat,

 

or

 

(ii)    

a nominee of that owner or charterer; and

 

(b)    

in relation to a licence or notice relating to any

 

other fishing boat, the owner or charterer of the

 

fishing boat.”;

 

(e)    

in paragraph (3), in the closing words, omit “granted by the

 

appropriate Minister,”;

 

(f)    

after paragraph (4) insert—

 

    “(5)  

A notice, other than a notice published in accordance with

 

paragraph (3), must—

 

(a)    

specify the name, port letters and number of the

 

fishing boat named in the licence to which the

 

notice relates, or

 

(b)    

in the case of a notice in respect of two or more

 

licences, specify the name, port letters and number

 

of the fishing boats named in the licences.

 

      (6)  

A licence or notice may be communicated to a person by

 

means of an electronic communication only if the

 

following conditions are met—

 

(a)    

the use of the electronic communication results in

 

the information contained in the licence or notice

 

being available to the person in all material

 

respects as it would appear in a licence or notice

 

given in printed form, and

 

(b)    

the person has specified an address for the purpose

 

of receiving such communications.”

 

      (4)  

In regulation 3 (delivery of licences and giving of notices)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (3), for “a nominee’s” substitute “an”;

 

(b)    

after paragraph (3) insert—

 

  “(3A)  

A notice communicated in accordance with regulation

 

2(2)(b) (publication on website) shall be treated as given

 

immediately it is published.”

 

      (5)  

In regulation 4 (time at which licences and notices to have effect)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a) omit “, and a notice which is communicated in

 

accordance with regulation 2(2)(b),”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), omit the “and” at the end;


 
 

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(c)    

after paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(ba)    

a notice which is communicated in accordance with

 

regulation 2(2)(b) (publication on website) shall have

 

effect 24 hours after it is treated as given in

 

accordance with regulation 3; and”.

 

Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 1999

 

6B  (1)  

The Scotland Act (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 1999 (S.I.

 

1999/1512) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In Schedule 1 (functions conferred on Minister of the Crown), omit paragraph

 

1.

 

      (3)  

In Schedule 2 (functions exercisable by Scottish Ministers), omit paragraph 1.

 

Scotland Act 1998 (Concurrent Functions) Order 1999

 

6C  (1)  

The Scotland Act 1998 (Concurrent Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1592) is

 

amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In Schedule 1—

 

(a)    

in column 1, omit the entry for section 4 of the Sea Fish (Conservation)

 

Act 1967, and

 

(b)    

omit the corresponding entry in column 2.

 

Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2011

 

6D  (1)  

The Sea Fishing (Licences and Notices) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 (S.I.

 

2011/70) are amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In regulation 1 (citation, commencement, extent and application)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (2), omit the words from “and the Scottish zone” to the

 

end;

 

(b)    

for paragraph (3) substitute—

 

    “(3)  

These regulations apply in relation to—

 

(a)    

licences granted under section 10 of the Fisheries

 

Act 2019 (licensing of British fishing boats) in

 

respect of Scottish fishing boats;

 

(b)    

licences granted under section 12 of that Act

 

(licensing of foreign fishing boats) by the Scottish

 

Ministers; and

 

(c)    

licences granted under section 4A of the Sea Fish

 

(Conservation) Act 1967 (licensing of vessels

 

receiving trans-shipped fish)—

 

(i)    

in respect of Scottish fishing boats, or

 

(ii)    

by the Scottish Ministers in respect of

 

foreign fishing boats.”

 

      (3)  

In regulation 2 (interpretation)—

 

(a)    

for the definition of “licence” substitute—

 

““licence” means a licence to which these regulations

 

apply (see regulation 1(3));”;

 

(b)    

in the definition of “nominee”—

 

(i)    

in paragraph (b) for “a member State” substitute “the United

 

Kingdom”;

 

(ii)    

in the closing words, omit “Scottish”;


 
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