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Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

36

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

“(4)    

“Public Authority” means—

 

(a)    

a Minister of the Crown, a government department and public body

 

(including a local authority), and

 

(b)    

a person carrying out any function of a public nature that is not a

 

devolved function, a parliamentary function or a function of any of the

 

following persons—

 

(i)    

the OEP;

 

(ii)    

a court or tribunal;

 

(iii)    

either House of Parliament;

 

(iv)    

a devolved legislature;

 

(v)    

the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers, a Northern Ireland

 

department or a Minister within the meaning of the Northern

 

Ireland Act 1998.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

14

 

Clause  121,  page  111,  line  17,  leave out “may” and insert “must”

 


 

Rebecca Pow

 

71

 

Schedule  17,  page  222,  line  36,  leave out from beginning to end of line 9 on page

 

223 and insert—

 

“Demesne land

 

3    (1)  

Where land belongs to Her Majesty in right of the Crown but is not held for an

 

estate in fee simple absolute in possession—

 

(a)    

Her Majesty in right of the Crown is to be regarded for the purposes of

 

Part 7 and this Schedule as holding an estate in fee simple absolute in

 

possession in the land, and

 

(b)    

any estate granted or created out of the land is to be regarded for those

 

purposes as derived from that estate in fee simple.

 

      (2)  

The land referred to in sub-paragraph (1) does not include land which becomes

 

subject to escheat on the determination of an estate in fee simple absolute in

 

possession in the land if—

 

(a)    

it is land to which an obligation under a conservation covenant related

 

when the estate determined, or

 

(b)    

it is not land to which such an obligation related at that time and Her

 

Majesty in right of the Crown has not taken possession or control of

 

the land, or entered into occupation of it.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

37

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Land subject to escheat

 

3A  (1)  

This paragraph applies where land becomes subject to escheat on the

 

determination of an estate in fee simple absolute in possession in land to which

 

an obligation under a conservation covenant relates.

 

      (2)  

The conservation covenant is not terminated on the determination of that

 

estate, even though the appropriate authority has no liability in respect of the

 

obligation unless and until the Crown—

 

(a)    

takes possession or control of the land, or enters into occupation of it,

 

or

 

(b)    

becomes the holder of—

 

(i)    

an estate granted by the Crown out of the land, or

 

(ii)    

an estate in land derived (whether immediately or otherwise)

 

from an estate falling within sub-paragraph (i).

 

      (3)  

If the Crown takes possession or control of the land, or enters into occupation

 

of it—

 

(a)    

the Crown is to be regarded for the purposes of Part 7 and this

 

Schedule as holding an estate in fee simple in possession in the land,

 

and

 

(b)    

that estate is to be regarded for those purposes as immediately derived

 

from the determined estate.

 

      (4)  

If the Crown grants an estate out of the land after having previously taken

 

possession or control of the land, or entered into occupation of it, the estate is

 

to be regarded for the purposes of Part 7 and this Schedule as immediately

 

derived from the estate mentioned in sub-paragraph (3)(a).

 

      (5)  

But if the Crown grants an estate out of the land without having previously

 

taken possession or control of the land, or entered into occupation of it—

 

(a)    

the acts of the Crown in granting that estate are not to be regarded for

 

the purposes of Part 7 and this Schedule as taking possession or control

 

of the land, or entering into occupation of it, and

 

(b)    

the new estate is to be regarded for those purposes as immediately

 

derived from the determined estate.

 

      (6)  

In this paragraph and paragraph 3B “the Crown” means Her Majesty in right

 

of the Crown or of the Duchy of Lancaster, or the Duchy of Cornwall, as the

 

case may be.”

 

Bona vacantia

 

3B  (1)  

This paragraph applies where an estate in land to which an obligation of the

 

landowner under a conservation covenant relates vests in the Crown as bona

 

vacantia.

 

      (2)  

The appropriate authority has no liability in respect of the obligation in relation

 

to any period before the Crown takes possession or control of the land or enters

 

into occupation of it.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment replaces paragraphs 3 and 4 of Schedule 17 with three new paragraphs.

 

Paragraph 3A is new and deals with the application of Part 7 to land to which a conservation

 

covenant relates which becomes subject to escheat to the Crown (for example where the land is

 

disclaimed by a trustee in bankruptcy). Paragraphs 3 and 3B are derived from the current

 

paragraph 3, subject to some minor changes arising from consideration of paragraph 3A.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

38

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

187

 

Schedule  19,  page  229,  line  9,  at end insert “provided that such regulations do not

 

regress upon the scope or purpose of REACH regulations as applied prior to the amended

 

regulations being enacted”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

3

 

Schedule  19,  page  229,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

  “(1A)  

Regulations made under this paragraph must not regress upon the protections

 

or standards of any Article or Annex of the REACH Regulation.

 

    (1B)  

Subject to sub-paragraph (1A), the Secretary of State—

 

(a)    

must make regulations under this paragraph to maintain, and

 

(b)    

may make regulations under this paragraph to exceed

 

          

        parity of all protections and standards of chemical regulation with any new or

 

amended regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

concerning the regulation of chemicals.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would set a minimum of protections under REACH and remove the possibility that

 

a Secretary of State might lower standards than are in place currently, whilst reserving the right

 

for them to set higher standards should they choose.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

107

 

Schedule  19,  page  229,  line  16,  leave out sub-paragraph (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the high degree of discretion when setting REACH Chemical regulations

 

afforded the Secretary of State by Clause 127 in the Bill. Without this amendment the Secretary of

 

State is able to make wide provisions to chemical regulations.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

39

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

174

 

Schedule  19,  page  229,  line  32,  at end insert “provided that such regulations do not

 

regress upon the scope or purpose of the REACH enforcement regulations as applied prior

 

to the amended regulations being enacted”

 

Rebecca Pow

 

72

 

Schedule  19,  page  230,  line  47,  leave out “the National Assembly for Wales” and

 

insert “Senedd Cymru”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.

 

Rebecca Pow

 

73

 

Schedule  19,  page  230,  line  48,  leave out “Assembly” and insert “Senedd”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

175

 

Schedule  19,  page  231,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“5A      

Before making regulations under this Schedule the Secretary of State must

 

publish, and lay before Parliament, a report setting out—

 

(a)    

the nature and extent of the consultation undertaken under paragraph

 

5,

 

(b)    

a summary of consultation responses received,

 

(c)    

a statement on how effect has been given to the responses, and

 

(d)    

the reasons for not giving effect to those recommendations or advice

 

contained in the responses which have not been given effect.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires Ministers to publish a report about the consultation process under

 

paragraph 5.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Alex Sobel

 

108

 

Schedule  19,  page  231,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

            

“Article 13 (General requirements for generation of information on intrinsic

 

properties of substances)”


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

40

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Alex Sobel

 

109

 

Schedule  19,  page  231,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

            

“Article 26 (Duty to inquire prior to registration)

 

            

Article 27 (Sharing of existing data in the case of registered substances)

 

            

Article 30 (sharing of information involving tests)”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

176

 

Schedule  19,  page  231,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

    

“Articles 32, 33 and 34 (communication in the supply chain & a right to know for

 

consumers)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment includes Article 32, 33 and 34 of REACH (communication in the supply chain &

 

a right to know for consumers) in the “protected provisions” that may not be amended under

 

Schedule 19.

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Alex Sobel

 

110

 

Schedule  19,  page  231,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

            

“Article 40(2) (third party information)”

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Alex Sobel

 

111

 

Schedule  19,  page  232,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

            

“save insofar as they contain endpoints for tests using animals”

 


 

Rebecca Pow

 

58

 

Clause  126,  page  113,  line  28,  leave out “the National Assembly for Wales” and

 

insert “Senedd Cymru”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.

 

Rebecca Pow

 

59

 

Clause  126,  page  113,  line  36,  leave out “the National Assembly for Wales” and

 

insert “Senedd Cymru”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

41

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Rebecca Pow

 

60

 

Clause  126,  page  113,  line  37,  leave out “Assembly” and insert “Senedd”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

149

 

Clause  127,  page  114,  line  11,  leave out subsection (1)(b)

 

Rebecca Pow

 

61

 

Clause  127,  page  114,  leave out line 32 and insert “Senedd Cymru”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.

 

Rebecca Pow

 

62

 

Clause  127,  page  114,  line  35,  leave out “the National Assembly for Wales” and

 

insert “Senedd Cymru”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Abena Oppong-Asare

Jessica Morden

Alex Sobel

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

2

 

Clause  131,  page  117,  line  21,  leave out “on such day as the Secretary of State may

 

by regulations appoint” and insert “at the end of the period of six months beginning with

 

the day on which this Act is passed”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to prevent the Secretary of State from choosing not to enact parts of the Bill.

 

Currently multiple provisions including the whole of Part 1 (environmental governance), Part 6

 

(nature and biodiversity) and Part 7 (Conservation Covenants) could never be enacted, even after

 

the Bill has received Royal Assent.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2020                     

42

 

Environment Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

151

 

Clause  131,  page  118,  line  2,  leave out “on such day as the Welsh Ministers may by

 

regulations appoint” and insert “at the end of a period of six months beginning with the

 

day on which this Act is passed”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

152

 

Clause  131,  page  118,  line  23,  leave out “on such day as the Scottish Ministers may

 

by regulations appoint” and insert “at the end of a period of six months beginning with the

 

day on which this Act is passed”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Luke Pollard

 

Ruth Jones

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Jessica Morden

 

Thangam Debbonaire

Abena Oppong-Asare

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

 

153

 

Clause  131,  page  118,  line  29,  leave out “on such day as the Department of

 

Agriculture Environment and Rural affairs in Northern Ireland may appoint” and insert

 

“at the end of a period of six months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed”

 


 

Rebecca Pow

 

63

 

Clause  132,  page  119,  line  38,  leave out “the National Assembly for Wales” and

 

insert “Senedd Cymru”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See Amendment 28.


 
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