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Bridleway rights over ways shown as bridleways
Mr Secretary Prescott
NC27*To move the following Clause:
'.(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), the public shall, as from the day after the cut-off date, have a right of way on horseback or leading a horse over any way which
a footpath which is shown in a definitive map and statement as a bridleway.
(2) Subsection (1) has effect subject to the operation of any enactment or instrument (whether coming into operation before or after the cut-off date), and to the effect of any event otherwise within section 53(3)(a) of the 1981 Act, whereby a highway is authorised to be stopped up, diverted, widened or extended; and subsection (1) applies accordingly to any way as so diverted, widened or extended.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to any way which is, or is part of, a footpath any part of which is in an area which, immediately before 1st April 1965, formed part of the administrative county of London.
all rights over that way which exist only by virtue of subsection (1) shall be extinguished when the order takes effect.
(5) In this section
Cut-off date for extinguishment etc.
Mr Secretary Prescott
NC28*To move the following Clause:
'.(1) The cut-off date for the purposes of sections (Extinguishment of unrecorded rights of way) and (Bridleway rights over ways shown as bridleways) is, subject to regulations under subsection (2), 1st January 2026.
(2) The Secretary of State (as respects England) or the National Assembly for Wales (as respects Wales) may make regulations
(3) Regulations under subsection (2)(a)
(4) An area is within this subsection if it is in
(5) Where by virtue of regulations under subsection (2) there are different cut-off dates for areas into which different parts of any highway extend, the cut-off date in relation to that highway is the later or latest of those dates.
(6) Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument, and a statutory instrument containing such regulations made by the Secretary of State shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.
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.'.
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