Amendments proposed to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

93

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     29,     leave out 'subsections (3) and (4)' and insert 'the remainder of this section'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

94

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '( ) Subsection (1) does not entitle a person to enter or be on any access land unless the appropriate countryside body has certified that the land is accessible.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

95

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '( ) Subsection (1) does not entitle a person to enter or be on any access land unless the appropriate countryside body has certified—

      (a) that adequate signage and means of access have been provided;

      (b) that any necessary byelaws have been confirmed; and

      (c) that an adequate system of wardens will be provided by an access authority or a district council;

    in respect of that access land.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

96

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '( ) Subsection (1) does not entitle a person to enter or be on any access land unless the access authority has published notice that, having consulted the relevant local access forum, it considers there is local support for the access to that access land under this Part.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

81

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     36,     after 'with', insert 'subsection (1)(a),'.

   

Mr David Heath

158

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     36,     after '2', insert ', subsections 1(a) or 1(c);'.

   

Mr David Heath

212

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     37,     after 'II', insert '(other than section 24)'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

82

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     37,     leave out from 'II' to end of line 39 and insert 'he shall be guilty of an offence and be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1 on the standard scale.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

83

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     38,     leave out 'the remainder of that day' and insert 'one calendar month'.

   

Mr David Heath

159

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     38,     leave out from 'day' to end of line 39.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

84

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     38,     leave out from second 'of' to end of line 39 and insert 'any access land.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

126

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     39,     leave out from 'any' to end of line and insert 'access land'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

125

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(4A) Where on any day a person becomes a trespasser on any access land (the "relevant land") because of a failure to comply with Schedule 2 or with any restriction imposed under Chapter II, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

128

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '( ) Where a person is convicted of an offence on any access land, the court by which he is convicted, in addition to dealing with him in any other way, may also require the person not to enter any access land for a specified period.'.

   

Mr David Heath

213

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(4A) Where a person becomes a trespasser because of a failure to comply with a restriction imposed under section 24, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

85

Clause     2,     page     2,     leave out lines 42 to 46.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

129

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     42,     leave out from '"owner"' to end of line 46 and insert 'means a person interested in land'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

131

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '( ) Any person who intentionally obstructs any warden, ranger, officer or agent of an access authority or a district council, or any person interested in land, or his agent or any person authorised by him, in the enforcement of the general restrictions in Schedule 2 and any other restrictions imposed in relation to access land under Chapter II, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

130

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     46,     at end insert—

    '( ) The general restrictions in Schedule 2 and any other restrictions imposed in relation to the land under Chapter II may be enforced by—

      (a) any person interested in the access land in question;

      (b) any person acting on behalf of, or with the authority of, any person interested in the land;

      (c) any warden appointed under the provisions of section 18 of this Act; or

      (d) any police officer or officer of the Environment Agency or Nature Conservancy Council.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

132

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert 'commits the following criminal offences'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

97

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) leaves access land by means other than a designated access point,'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

98

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) climbs, or attempts to climb, any gate, wall, fence or hedgerow,'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

99

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( )     climbs, or attempts to climb, any gate, wall, fence or hedgerow if there is an unlocked gate, stile or gap in the said wall, fence or hedgerow within 500 metres'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

100

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) removes any minerals, soil, peat or part of the land or any object from the land,'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

101

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) uses or has with him any device designed or adapted for detecting or locating any metal or mineral in the ground,'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

102

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) leaves any item, whether or not he has an intention to return to it,'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

103

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) has with him any drug proscribed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 or any solvent or inflammable gas for the purpose of inhaling the said solvent or gas.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

104

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) sleeps,'.

   

Mr Damian Green

Mr James Paice

105

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) consumes any alcohol,'.

   

Mr Damian Green

Mr James Paice

106

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '( ) engages in any operations for, or connected with, the disturbance of hunting, shooting or fishing or of any animals, birds or fish kept for such purposes, or has with him any item, instrument or scent used for the disturbance of hunting, shooting or fishing or of any animals, birds or fish kept for such purposes,'.

   

Mr Damian Green

Mr James Paice

107

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     10,     leave out 'other than a dog'.

   

Mr Damian Green

Mr James Paice

108

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     10,     at end insert 'on a lead of less than two metres in length'.

   

Mr Damian Green

Mr James Paice

109

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     11,     at end insert ', but this does not prevent the lighting of cigarettes, cigars or pipes'.

   

Mr David Heath

205

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     21,     after 'intentionally', insert 'or recklessly'.

   

Mr Damian Green

Mr James Paice

110

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     27,     after 'fence', insert ', stile'.

   

Mr Damian Green

Mr James Paice

111

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     34,     leave out 'are about to' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

112

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     44,     after 'camping', insert ', launching a hot air or gaseous balloon,'.

 
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