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Amendment Paper as at
Wednesday 19th April 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE C


RECYCLED CONTENT OF NEWSPRINT BILL

   

Mr Robert Syms

4

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 5 to 16 and insert—

    '(1) The Secretary of State shall within one year of the passing of this Act make regulations requiring local authorities to ensure that an increasingly greater proportion of newspapers and magazines produced shall be collected and recycled.'.

   

Mr Robert Syms

5

Clause     1,     page     1,     leave out lines 17 to 29 and insert—

    '(3) Newspaper publishers shall be required, in close co-operation with the Government, to continue to achieve stringent targets compatible with factors beyond the control of the industry.'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

1

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     26,     leave out from 'regarding' to end of line 29 and insert '—

      (a) the definition of the publications to which the requirements apply;

      (b) the measures to be taken to ensure that compliance with the requirements is reported to and monitored by the Secretary of State; and

      (c) the method by which an average minimum proportion is calculated for the purposes of subsection (3) above.'.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

2

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '( ) In this section and section 2 "recycled fibre" has such meaning as may be prescribed in regulations made under this section.'.


   

Mr Robert Syms

6

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     9,     leave out from 'with' to end of line 18 and insert 'the most recent available accurate figure concerning the average recycled content of newsprint used across the industry.'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

3

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     14,     leave out subsection (2).


NEW CLAUSE

Offences and penalties

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '. Any person who fails to comply with section 1(2), 1(3) or 2 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable—

      (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum; or

      (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine.'.


 
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