Amendments proposed to the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

124

*Clause     44,     page     16,     line     10,     leave out subsections (1) to (3).

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

65

Clause     44,     page     16,     line     10,     after 'inspector', insert 'who suspects with reasonable cause that an offence is being committed under section 43'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

66

Clause     44,     page     16,     line     19,     leave out 'a' and insert 'an appropriately qualified'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

67

Clause     44,     page     16,     line     21,     leave out 'a' and insert 'an appropriately qualified'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

125

*Clause     45,     page     16,     line     29,     leave out 'and 44' and insert '44, [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search without a warrant] [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search by force without a warrant], and [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search with a warrant].

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

126

*Clause     45,     page     16,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(5)   "Inspector" means—

    (a) an appropriately qualified person authorised in writing by the Secretary of State to exercise the powers under sections [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search without a warrant] [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search by force without a warrant], and [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search with a warrant] in relation to England;

    (b) an appropriately qualified person authorised in person by the National Assemble for Wales to exercise the powers under sections [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search without a warrant] [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search by force without a warrant], and [Enforcement powers in connection with pesticides: entry and search with a warrant] in relation to Wales.

    (6)   "Relevant offence" means an offence under section 43.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

119

*Clause     46,     page     17,     line     3,     at beginning insert 'intentionally'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

68

Clause     46,     page     17,     line     4,     at end insert 'while the nest is being constructed or is in use.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

120

*Clause     46,     page     17,     line     4,     at end insert 'if it can be shown that the nest has been constructed or used by such a bird within the preceding 3 years'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Mr Roger Williams

109

Clause     46,     page     17,     line     11,     at end insert—

'Owl, BarnTyto alba
Chough, Red-BilledPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Harrier, HenCircus cyaneus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Falcon, PeregrineFalco peregrinus
   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

121

*Clause     46,     page     17,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   In section 27 (interpretation of Part 1) insert at the appropriate place— ""nest" means a structure in a tree or on a ledge constructed by a bird for its eggs and young;".'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

70

Clause     46,     page     17,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(6)   In section 27 (interpretation of Part 1) insert at the appropriate place— " "nest" means a structure constructed by a bird for its eggs and young;".'.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Mr Roger Williams

104

Clause     49,     page     18,     line     31,     leave out from 'is' to end of line 32 and insert 'included in Part III of Schedule 9'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

115

*Schedule     5,     page     54,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(1A) A person may not be authorised under subsection (1) unless he holds such qualifications as the Secretary of State or (as the case may be) the National Assembly for Wales, may prescribe.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

116

*Schedule     5,     page     54,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '(5) A wildlife inspector exercising powers under this or any enactment shall comply with any Code of Practice issued under sections 60 and 66 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

117

*Schedule     5,     page     54,     line     34,     after 'may', insert 'who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a Group 1 offence has been or is being committed'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

118

*Schedule     5,     page     55,     line     41,     after 'may', insert 'who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a Group 2 offence has been or is being committed'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Mr Roger Williams

105

Schedule     5,     page     60,     line     22,     at end insert—

'Part 3

       powers of constables extended to other wildlife legislation

    12  Section 19(3) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69) applies for the purposes of other wildlife legislation as if the reference to reasonable grounds for suspecting that an offence under Part I of the 1981 Act has been committed were a reference to reasonable grounds for suspecting that an offence under this or other wildlife legislation has been, is being or is about to be, committed.'.


   

Mr Roger Williams

81

Clause     57,     page     22,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(ba) a specified number of directly elected members,'.

   

Mr Roger Williams

82

Clause     57,     page     22,     line     18,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Roger Williams

83

Clause     57,     page     22,     line     19,     at end, insert 'and

    (c) directly elected members,'.

   

Mr Roger Williams

84

Clause     57,     page     23,     line     10,     at end, insert—

    '(5A)   After paragraph 3 insert—

      "Directly elected members

    3A (1) The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument make provision for and in connection with the election of directly elected members of National Park authorities.

    (2) Regulations under sub-paragraph (1) are subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.".'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

72

Clause     62,     page     24,     line     29,     leave out 'commencement' and insert '19th May 2005'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

122

*Clause     62,     page     24,     line     29,     leave out 'commencement' and insert '9th December 2003'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

123

*Clause     62,     page     24,     line     29,     leave out 'commencement' and insert '20th January 2005'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

71

Clause     62,     page     24,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Where an application to register a right of way for mechanically propelled vehicles was made on or after 19th May 2005 and before commencement the authority to whom application was made may decline to register the right of way on a definitive map or statement if it considers that use of the right of way by mechanically propelled vehicles would be—

    (a) detrimental to the natural environment, or

    (b) detrimental to the interests of other permitted users.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

73

Clause     62,     page     25,     line     6,     leave out 'commencement' and insert '19th May 2005'.


   

Mr Roger Williams

107

Clause     63,     page     25,     line     24,     at end add—

    '(4)   Under sections 1, 9, 14, 22, 65, 68, 69, 71 and 92 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27), the relevant National Parks Authority may exercise the functions of the local traffic authority for the purposes of controlling traffic by way of a traffic regulation order on any unsealed road including those classed as footpath, bridleway, restricted byway, byway open to all traffic or unclassified county road within the relevant National Park.

    (5)   In subsection (4), "unsealed" means any route which has an earth, gravel or cobbled surface and is not made up of tarmac, concrete or asphalt along its course.'.


   

Mr Roger Williams

85

Clause     66,     page     26,     line     15,     at end insert 'and the National Assembly for Wales'.

   

Mr Roger Williams

86

Clause     66,     page     26,     line     20,     at end, insert—

    '(5A)   One of the members is to be appointed by the National Assembly for Wales after consulting the Secretary of State.

    (5B)   In making that appointment, the National Assembly for Wales must have regard to the desirability of appointing a person who appears to the National Assembly to have specialist knowledge of Wales.'.


 
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