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Thursday 8th June 2000
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CONSIDERATION OF BILL
NEW CLAUSESEffect of Part I on powers to stop up or divert highways
Mr Secretary Prescott
NC23*To move the following Clause:
'.(1) This section applies to any power to stop up or divert a highway of any description or to make or confirm an order authorising the stopping up or diversion of a highway of any description; and in the following provisions of this section
(2) Where the relevant authority is required (expressly or by implication) to consider
the relevant authority, in considering that question, is not to regard the fact that any land is access land in respect of which the right conferred by section 2(1) is exercisable as reducing the need for the existing highway, for the provision of an alternative highway or for the reservation of a public right of way.
the relevant authority, in considering that question, is to have regard, in particular, to the extent to which the highway would be likely to be used by the public at any time when the right conferred by section 2(1) is not exercisable in relation to the access land.
(4) In this section
Duties relating to rights of way improvement plans
Mr Andrew F. Bennett
NC2To move the following Clause:
'.In delivering rights of way improvement plans it is the duty of every local highway authority other than an inner London authority to seek to ensure that action is taken to make it easier, safer and more enjoyable for people to use the local rights of way network on foot or on horseback, by means that include (without prejudice to the exercise of other powers)
Compensation for damage to walls, etc.
Miss Anne McIntosh
NC3To move the following Clause:
'. Any person who, on entering or remaining on access land for the purposes of open-air recreation, causes damage to a wall, fence, hedge, stile or gate, shall make good that damage and compensate the landowner for any damage so caused.'.
Miss Anne McIntosh
NC4To move the following Clause:
'.(1) It shall be the duty of every local authority to adopt and maintain a scheme for maintaining a series of sites in their area (in this section referred to as "local sites"), to ensure the conservation, restoration and enhancement of species, habitat, geological and geomorphological features of substantive nature conservation value.
(2) The Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales shall from time to time give guidance with respect to the exercise of the duty of a local authority under subsection (1), and a local authority shall, in adopting and maintaining such a scheme, have regard to that guidance.
(3) Such guidance shall
(4) It shall be the duty of the Nature Conservancy Council for England and the Countryside Council for Wales periodically to report on the operation and effectiveness of each scheme.
(5) In the formulation and exercise of their functions relating to land under any enactment every Minister, government department, local authority and public body shall further the conservation, restoration and enhancement of local sites.'.
Protection of certain wildlife from hunting with dogs
Mr Gordon Prentice
NC5To move the following Clause:
'. Schedule (Wild mammals: hunting with dogs) (which creates offences in relation to the use of dogs to hunt wild mammals and makes related provision, including consequential amendments of enactments) has effect.'.
Species Action Plans and Habitat Action Plans
Mr David Heath
NC6To move the following Clause:
'.(1) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales to ensure the preparation, maintenance and revision of lists of species and habitats in respect of which special measures shall be taken to monitor their population status in view of their vulnerability or international importance, and to determine
(2) It shall be the duty of every Minister, government department, local authority and public body, so far as it is consistent with their primary functions, to further the objectives of Species Action Plans and Habitat Action Plans.'.
Definition of 'owner' in Part I
Mr James Paice
NC12To move the following Clause:
'.(1) In this Part "owner", in relation to any land, means, subject to subsection (2), any person, other than a mortgagee not in possession, who, whether in his own right or as trustee for another person, is entitled to receive the rack rent of the land, or, where the land is not let at a rack rent, would be so entitled if it were so let.
(2) "Owner" shall also include the tenant under a farm business tenancy within the meaning of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 or a tenancy to which the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 applies, and any holder of a sporting licence in respect of any land.'.
Definition of legally relevant objection
Mr David Heath
NC13To move the following Clause:
'.In paragraph 13(2) of Schedule 15 to the 1981 Act, after the definition of "council offices" there is inserted
"'duly made' means an objection or a representation which
Town or village greens
Mr Andrew F. Bennett
NC14To move the following Clause:
'.In section 22 of the Commons Registration Act 1965, for the definition of "town or village green" there is substituted
'"town or village green" means
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