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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Wednesday 13 February 2019

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 4 to 7

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Fisheries Bill, As Amended


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the

 

order in which they relate to the Bill.

 


 

Mrs Sheryll Murray

 

Scott Mann

 

Martin Vickers

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Exiting the Common Fisheries Policy

 

It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that the UK leaves the

 

Common Fisheries policy no later than the end of 11 p.m. on 29th March 2019.”

 

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 13 February 2019                  

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Benyon

 

Peter Aldous

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(A1)    

This section applies to any public authority having any function relating to fishing

 

activities or fisheries management.

 

(A2)    

Every public authority to which this section applies must exercise its functions in

 

order to achieve the fisheries objectives”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would place a legal duty on any public authority with any function related to

 

fisheries to achieve the objectives. Without this duty objectives are established but with no clear

 

obligation for authorities to deliver them.

 

Richard Benyon

 

Peter Aldous

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

The fisheries policy authorities must publish, at least every three years, an update

 

on progress made against the objectives set out in the fisheries objectives.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require national authorities to publish an update on progress made against

 

the objectives to ensure accountability.

 


 

Richard Benyon

 

Peter Aldous

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

Any determination under subsection (1) must be in accordance with international

 

law, having regard to the interdependence of stocks, in order to maintain the stock

 

population above a level capable of producing the maximum suitable yield and to

 

ensure long-term viability of the stock population.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment protects against short-term political pressure to set catch limits higher than

 

scientific advice and would ensure that catch limits are set at sustainable levels, in line with CFP

 

Regulation, UN Conventions on the Law of the Sea and Fish Stock Agreement and Sustainable

 

Development Goal 14.

 

Richard Benyon

 

Peter Aldous

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  10,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

When determining fishing opportunities under this section, if the current biomass

 

of the stock or the level of fishing mortality consistent with achieving the

 

maximum sustainable yield is not able to be estimated reliably using the best

 

available scientific advice, the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

not use the absence of, or any uncertainty in, that evidence as a reason for

 

postponing or failing to determine fishing opportunities for the stock,


 
 

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

have regard to the interdependence of stocks, the biological

 

characteristics of the stock, and any environmental conditions affecting

 

the stock, and

 

(c)    

determine the maximum quantity of sea fish that may be caught by

 

British fishing boats—

 

(i)    

at a quantity which functions as a suitable scientific proxy with

 

similar intent to the objectives of maximum sustainable yield,

 

and

 

(ii)    

consistent with the scientific evidence objective and the

 

precautionary objective.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is to ensure that a suitable proxy is used to determine fishing opportunities for

 

data-deficient stocks.

 


 

Peter Aldous

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

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Clause  20,  page  11,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

in the second sentence—

 

(i)    

for “may” substitute “shall”; and

 

(ii)    

for “the history of compliance, the contribution to the local

 

economy and historic catch levels” substitute “and the social and

 

economic contribution to the local economy, thereby recognising

 

the fishery as public property held on trust for the people.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is to ensure that it is mandatory for relevant national authorities to use the impact

 

of fishing on the environment, social and economic contribution to the local economy as criteria

 

when distributing fishing opportunities.

 


 

Mrs Sheryll Murray

 

1

 

Clause  45,  page  29,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State must make regulations under subsection (3) so that all

 

provisions of this Act come into force no later than 11 p.m. on 29th March 2019.”


 
 

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Fisheries Bill, continued

 
 

David Duguid

 

Ross Thomson

 

Craig Tracey

 

Stephen Kerr

 

John Lamont

 

Bill Grant

Douglas Ross

 

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Clause  45,  page  29,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State must make regulations under subsection (3) so that all

 

sections in this Act come into force no later than 31 December 2020.”

 

 

Order of the House [21 November 2018]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Fisheries Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

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

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Wednesday 19 December.

 

3.    

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

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration aspnd up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

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

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration 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 up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 13 February 2019