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Thursday 17th February 2005


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CONSIDERATION OF BILL

CLEAN NEIGHBOURHOODS AND ENVIRONMENT BILL, AS AMENDED


   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

2

Page     2     [Clause     2],     leave out lines 10 to 24 and insert—

    '(3)   A council may make an order under this section where specific evidence exists that—

      (a) illegal business activities have been conducted, or

      (b) incidents of recorded crime have taken place.'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

16

Page     2,     line     24     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

      '(d) the likely effect of making the order on statutory undertakers whose apparatus is located in, on, over or adjacent to the highway.'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

17

Page     2,     line     43     [Clause     2],     at end insert 'or the exercise of any right by a statutory undertaker.'.


   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

28

*Page     3,     line     3     [Clause     2],     at end insert 'save with the agreement of the owner and occupier of any such dwelling.'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

18

Page     3,     line     13     [Clause     2],     at end insert—

    '(7A)   A council installing, operating or maintaining any barrier authorised under subsection (6) shall ensure at all times access through the barrier for statutory undertakers.'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

19

Page     3,     line     22     [Clause     2],     after 'highway,', insert 'and statutory undertakers whose apparatus is located in, on, over or adjacent to the highway.'.


   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

20

Page     5,     line     32     [Clause     2],     at end add—

        '"statutory undertaker" means—

      (a) the person by whom a relevant statutory right is exercisable (in the capacity in which it is exercisable by him); or

      (b) a person having permission under section 109 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c.22) to execute road works.References to an undertaker having apparatus in, on, over or adjacent to the highway, or to the undertaker to whom apparatus belongs, shall be construed accordingly.'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 2

Abandoned vehicles

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    'In the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 (c. 3), after section 2 (offence of unauthorised abandonment of vehicles etc.) insert—

          "(1)   A vehicle shall be deemed to be abandoned if—

          (a) there are recent observations or evidence regarding its inactivity;

          (b) there has been no activity regarding it on the DVLA's database for a continuous period of 5 years;

          (c) the number plates and Vehicle Identification Number have been removed;

          (d) no Statutory Off Road Notification has ever been notified and recorded on its DVLA record;

          (e) the vehicle is burnt out;

          (f) the vehicle is deemed to have no value; or

          (g) the vehicle is a hazard."'.


   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

12

Page     5,     line     41     [Clause     3],     leave out 'he proves to the satisfaction of the court that.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

24

Page     6,     line     2     [Clause     3],     leave out '3' and insert '4'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

13

Page     6,     line     18     [Clause     4],     leave out 'he proves to the satisfaction of the court that.'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

14

Page     6,     line     26     [Clause     4],     leave out 'he proves to the satisfaction of the court that.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

25

Page     6,     line     34     [Clause     4],     leave out '3' and insert '4'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 3

Responsibility for removal of discarded chewing gum

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The appropriate person shall consult litter authorities and other appropriate bodies on—

      (a) the most effective methods of removal of discarded chewing gum and the remains of discarded chewing gum; and

      (b) how producers and consumers may be made jointly responsible for the disposal of discarded chewing gum and the remains of discarded chewing gum.'.


Duty to keep land highways clear of litter

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 89 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Duty to keep land and highways clear of litter), after subsection (4) insert—

    "(4A)   The appropriate person may by regulations make provision about the standards to which persons must keep land clear of litter under subsection (1) above in respect of different kinds of litter.

    (4B)   In particular, such regulations may make particular provision about discarded chewing gum and the discarded remains of other products designed for chewing."'.


Street litter: chewing gum

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 93 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43) insert—

    "93A   Street litter: chewing gum

    (1)   The appropriate person shall consult litter authorities and other persons and bodies as he thinks appropriate regarding—

      (a) the most effective methods for removing discarded chewing gum and the remains of discarded chewing gum, and

      (b) how producers and consumers may be made jointly responsible for the disposal of discarded chewing gum and the remains of discarded chewing gum

    and shall publish the results of that consultation.

    (2)   The appropriate person shall implement policies to increase public awareness of the penalties for the illegal disposal of chewing gum.".'.


   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

3

Page     14,     line     40     [Clause     18],     at end insert ', subject to subsection (4) below.

    (4)   But land adjacent to or in the vicinity of railways, railway carriages and buses shall be deemed to be open to public access for the purposes of this Part.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

26

Page     20,     line     36     [Clause     23],     at end insert—

    '(7)   For the purposes of this Schedule a person does not distribute printed matter if the distribution takes place inside a public service vehicle (within the meaning of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981).'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

27

Page     22,     line     3     [Clause     23],     after 'person', insert 'or any other person (identified specifically or by description)'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 4

Regulations controlling display of advertisements

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 220 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8) (Regulations controlling display of advertisements) is amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (3), insert—

    "(3A)   A local planning authority must exercise its powers so as to ensure compliance with the provisions of these regulations in its area.".'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

22

Page     28,     line     17     [Clause     31],     leave out 'fly-posting (or both)' and insert 'any poster or flyer the display of which contravenes regulations under section 220 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David RuffleyMatthew Green
Sue Doughty

31

*Page     28,     line     17     [Clause     31],     leave out 'fly posting (or both)' and insert 'any poster or flyer the display of which contravenes regulations under section 220 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, with the exception of posters displayed on a hoarding or other structure designed for the display of advertisements'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Matthew Green
Sue Doughty

23

Page     28     [Clause     31],     leave out lines 18 to 21.


   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

15

Page     29,     line     7     [Clause     33],     leave out from 'for' to end of line 8 and insert "'he proves it was displayed without his knowledge or consent" substitute "either of the matters specified in subsection (6) apply".'.

   

Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley

4

Page     29,     line     19     [Clause     34],     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   Leave out subsection (3)(b) and insert—

      "(b) that he is required to remove it before the expiry of a period specified in the notice[being not less than two days from the service of the notice]; and

      (c) that if he does not do so, they intend to remove or obliterate it after the expiry of the period specified in the notice and recover from him the costs they may reasonably incur in doing so.".

    (3)   After subsection (3) insert—

    "(3A)   Instead of requiring a person to remove a placard or poster under subsection (3) (b) above, a notice under that subsection may require a person to obliterate it within the period mentioned in that subsection.".'.


 
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