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

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Mr Secretary Prescott

281

Page     81,     line     16     [Schedule     8],     leave out from 'functions' to end of line 17 and insert 'so far as their exercise is likely to affect the flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features by reason of which a site of special scientific interest is of special interest.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

48

Page     81,     line     17     [Schedule     8],     at end insert 'and in relation to land not included in a site of special scientific interest where the exercise of its functions would affect such land.'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

49

Page     81,     line     41     [Schedule     8],     after 'functions,', insert 'any operation specified in a notification made under section 28(1) and any'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

94

Page     81,     line     41     [Schedule     8],     leave out 'operations likely to' and insert 'any operation specified in a notification made under section 28(1)(b) or which may'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

216

Page     84,     line     30     [Schedule     8],     leave out 'terms appearing to them to be reasonable' and insert 'reasonable terms'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

95

Page     84,     line     31     [Schedule     8],     leave out 'them to'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

282

Page     84,     line     51     [Schedule     8],     after 'land' insert ', and any other land,'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

217

Page     87,     line     6     [Schedule     8],     leave out 'terms appearing to them to be reasonable' and insert 'reasonable terms'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr James Paice
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

96

Page     87,     line     6     [Schedule     8],     leave out 'them to'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

283

Page     87,     line     47     [Schedule     8],     at beginning insert 'subject to subsection (4A),'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

284

Page     87,     line     49     [Schedule     8],     after '1990' insert 'or permitted by a section 28E authority which has acted in accordance with section 28G'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

285

Page     87,     line     54     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

    '(4A) If an operation needs both a planning permission and the permission of a section 28E authority, subsection (4)(a) does not provide reasonable excuse unless both have been obtained.'


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

286

Page     88,     line     5     [Schedule     8],     after 'interest,' insert 'or intentionally or recklessly disturbs any of those fauna,'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

50

Page     88,     line     5     [Schedule     8],     after 'interest', insert 'or the habitats or species upon which the notified interest depends in so far as such destruction or damage is likely to be significant in relation to the interest notified under section 28(1).'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

51

Page     88,     line     5     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

      '( ) intentionally or recklessly disturbs any of the flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features by reason of which land is of special interest, in so far as such disturbance is likely to be significant in relation to the notification under section 28(1).'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

287

Page     88,     line     6     [Schedule     8],     leave out 'or damaged lay' and insert ', damaged or disturbed was'.

   

Mr Geraint Davies

138

Page     88     [Schedule     8],     leave out lines 18 to 20.

   

Mr Geraint Davies

137

Page     88,     line     22     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

    '(10) Where an offence under any provision of this Act committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been attributable to any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate or a person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he as well as the body corporate shall be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.

    (11) Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (10) above shall apply in relation to the acts or defaults of a member in connection with his functions of management as if he were a director of the body corporate.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

288

Page     88,     line     33     [Schedule     8],     leave out 'the land on which it was carried out' and insert 'a site of special scientific interest'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

289

Page     88,     line     37     [Schedule     8],     leave out from 'operations' to end of line 38 and insert '(whether on land included in the site of special scientific interest or not) as may be so specified for the purpose of restoring the site of special scientific interest to its former condition."'.

   

Mr David Heath
Mr Tom Brake

52

Page     88,     line     38     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

    '(2A) Subsection (1) applies even if the operation in respect of which a person is convicted of an offence under section 28M(2) or (3) did not take place on land included in a site of special scientific interest.'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

290

Page     89,     line     11     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

    ' . In section 67 of the 1981 Act (application to Crown), after subsection (1) there is inserted—

            "(1A) An interest in Crown land, other than one held by or on behalf of the Crown, may be acquired under section 28L, but only with the consent of the appropriate authority."'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

275

Page     35,     line     28     [Clause     62],     at end insert—

    '(1A) Subject to subsection (1B), upon receipt of a notification under subsection (1), each Council notified shall, in turn, notify—

      (a) the local planning authority in whose area the wetland is situated;

      (b) every owner and occupier of any of that wetland;

      (c) the Environment Agency; and

      (d) every relevant undertaker (within the meaning of section 4(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991) and every internal drainage board (within the meaning of section 61C(1) of the Land Drainage Act 1991) whose works, operations or activities may affect the wetland.

    (1B) The Nature Conservancy Council for England and the Countryside Council for Wales may agree that in a case where the Secretary of State notifies both of them under subsection (1)(c), any notice under subsection (1A) is to be sent by one or the other of them (and not both), so as to avoid duplicate notices under that subsection.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

276

Page     35,     line     40     [Clause     62],     leave out 'this Act' and insert 'the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

277

Page     36,     line     44     [Clause     64],     after '(1A)' insert 'The power conferred by subsection (1) to enter land for any purpose includes power to enter for the same purpose any land other than that referred to in subsection (1).

    (1B)'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

278

Page     37,     line     8     [Clause     64],     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '(5) For subsection (3)(b) there is substituted—

            "(b) the purpose of the entry is to ascertain if an offence under section 28M, 34 or 42 is being, or has been, committed on or (as the case may be) in relation to that land."'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

279

Page     37,     line     18     [Clause     64],     at end insert—

    '(3B) If in the exercise of a power conferred by subsection (1) a person enters land which is unoccupied or from which the occupier is temporarily absent, he must on his departure leave it as effectively secured against unauthorised entry as he found it.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

280

Page     37,     line     18     [Clause     64],     at end insert—

    '( ) After subsection (4) there is inserted—

            "(5) It is the duty of a relevant authority to compensate any person who has sustained damage as a result of—

            (a) the exercise of a power conferred by subsection (1) by a person authorised to do so by that relevant authority, or

            (b) the failure of a person so authorised to perform the duty imposed on him by subsection (3B),

            except where the damage is attributable to the fault of the person who sustained it; and any dispute as to a person's entitlement to compensation under this subsection or as to its amount shall be referred to an arbitrator to be appointed, in default of agreement, by the Secretary of State."'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

218

Page     92,     line     43     [Schedule     10],     leave out from 'In' to 'after' in line 44 and insert 'section 1(5) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (offence of intentional disturbance of wild birds)'.

 
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