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

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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
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

239

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     40,     at end insert—

      '"access fee" means payment of a sum not exceeding £7 for a day's access or production of a membership card in lieu of such payment.'.

   

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

130

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

    '( ) 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

131

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

    '( ) 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
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

240

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

      '"relevant fee" means payment of a sum not exceeding the statutory maximum for a day's access by production of a membership card in lieu of such payment;

      "statutory maximum" means a sum prescribed by regulations by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section.'.


   

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,'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

148

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     44,     after 'camping', insert '(except where this is undertaken in remote situations in association with an activity defined in section 2(1)).'.

   

Mr David Heath

206

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     44,     after 'hang-gliding', insert ', use of light aircraft, parascending, bungee jumping.'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

149

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     47,     at end insert 'except where this activity is undertaken primarily for education, training or safety purposes in an activity defined in section 2(1).'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice

134

Schedule     2,     page     40,     line     47,     at end insert—

      '(v) holds any political meeting or delivers any political address,

      (w) parks a caravan or trailer which is not attached to a vehicle,

      (x) repairs a vehicle unless in an accident, breakdown or emergency,

      (y) feeds animals that are lawfully grazed on the land,

      (z) discharges any crossbow, sling or catapult, or to the danger or annoyance of any other person on the access land throws or discharges any missile,

      (aa) intentionally, carelessly or negligently fouls or pollutes any waterway or ditch comprised in the access land,

      (bb) opens or enters any shooting cabin or other structure which is secured against entry,

      (cc) without reasonable excuse, climbs any wall or fence on or enclosing access land,

      (dd) without reasonable excuse, removes from or displaces on the access land any barrier, railing, post, sign or seat or any part of any structure, or any implement provided for use in the maintenance of the access land,

      (ee) without reasonable excuse, removes from or displaces on the access land any soil, turf, peat or stone,

      (ff) except in cases of emergency or with other reasonable excuse, tampers with any mine shaft cover, protective guard, fence or similar installation designed to safeguard the public or livestock,

      (gg) uses any device designed or adapted for detecting or locating any metal or mineral in the ground,

      (hh) except in case of emergency, takes off or lands upon the access land in a aircraft, helicopter, microlight, parascender, hang-glider or hot air balloon,

      (ii) releases any power-driven model aircraft for flight or control the flight of such an aircraft (where "model aircraft" means an aircraft which either weighs not more than 7 kilograms without its fuel or is for the time being exempted (as a model aircraft) from the provisions of the Air Navigation Order, and "power-driven" means driven by the combustion of petrol vapour or other combustible vapour or other combustible substances or by one or more electric motors),

      (jj) holds any show, concert, exhibition or other entertainment on the access land.'.

 
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