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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 23rd June 2005

STANDING COMMITTEE A


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL COMMUNITIES BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [21st June].

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

6

Page     7,     line     4,     leave out Clause 17.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Owen Paterson
Mr Peter Atkinson

56

Schedule     2,     page     45,     leave out lines 8 and 9.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Owen Paterson
Mr Peter Atkinson

57

Schedule     2,     page     45,     line     13,     leave out 'less than 8 nor more than 15' and insert 'more than 8'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Owen Paterson
Mr Peter Atkinson

58

Schedule     2,     page     45,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(1A) At least half the total number of members must have served as an elected member of a public authority or as a Member of Parliament within four years prior to first appointment.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Owen Paterson
Mr Peter Atkinson

59

Schedule     2,     page     45,     line     31,     at end insert—

     '5A Each member shall be appointed for a term of four years.'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Owen Paterson
Mr Peter Atkinson

60

Schedule     2,     page     46,     line     6,     at end insert 'after the first term of office, but no member shall be eligible for reappointment having served two full terms.'.

   

Jim Knight

96

Schedule     2,     page     47,     line     30,     leave out 'As soon as possible after the end of' and insert 'For'.

   

Jim Knight

97

Schedule     2,     page     47,     line     34,     at end insert 'within such period as the Secretary of State directs'.

   

Jim Knight

98

Schedule     2,     page     47,     line     35,     leave out sub-paragraph (2).

   

Jim Knight

99

Schedule     2,     page     48,     line     3,     leave out 'As soon as possible after the end of' and insert 'For'.

   

Jim Knight

100

Schedule     2,     page     48,     line     7,     at end insert 'within such period as the Secretary of State directs'.

   

Jim Knight

101

Schedule     2,     page     48,     line     11,     leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

      '(b) send a copy of the certified statement and of his report to the Secretary of State as soon as possible.'.

   

Jim Knight

102

Schedule     2,     page     48,     line     12,     at end insert—

     '23A The Secretary of State must lay before each House of Parliament a document consisting of—

                (a)   a copy of the report sent under paragraph 22(1), and

                (b)   a copy of the statement and report sent under paragraph 23(4).'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

15

Page     45,     line     1,     leave out Schedule 2.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

112

Clause     18,     page     7,     line     17,     leave out 'and economic' and insert ', economic and environmental'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

7

Page     7,     line     8,     leave out Clause 18.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

113

Clause     19,     page     7,     line     31,     after 'meeting', insert ', or not meeting,'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

8

Page     7,     line     24,     leave out Clause 19.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

9

Page     7,     line     32,     leave out Clause 20.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

10

Page     8,     line     1,     leave out Clause 21.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

11

Page     8,     line     6,     leave out Clause 22.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Owen Paterson
Mr Peter Atkinson

55

Clause     23,     page     8,     line     15,     at end insert 'used for the purposes of administration'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

12

Page     8,     line     10,     leave out Clause 23.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

13

Page     8,     line     20,     leave out Clause 24.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

14

Page     8,     line     25,     leave out Clause 25.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

16

Clause     26,     page     9,     leave out line 11.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

17

Clause     27,     page     9,     line     25,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

18

Clause     27,     page     9,     line     26,     leave out 'and the Commission'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

19

Clause     27,     page     9,     line     29,     leave out from 'England' to end of line 30.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

20

Clause     29,     page     10,     line     7,     leave out from 'England' to end of line 8.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

21

Clause     30,     page     10,     leave out line 12.


   

Mr Roger Williams

87

Schedule     4,     page     50,     line     29,     at end insert 'after consultation with the Scottish Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales'.

   

Mr Roger Williams

88

Schedule     4,     page     50,     line     30,     at end insert 'after consultation with the Scottish Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales'.

   

Jim Knight

108

Schedule     4,     page     52,     line     40,     leave out sub-paragraphs (1) to (5) and insert—

    '( ) The funding bodies must provide the joint committee with such financial resources as the appropriate authorities consider are needed for the proper discharge of the functions conferred by Part 2.

    ( ) When determining what financial resources should be provided, the appropriate authorities must take into account—

            (a)   any grant being made under paragraph 15, and

            (b)   the views of the joint committee and the funding bodies.

    ( ) The contributions of each of the funding bodies are to be such as are agreed by the appropriate authorities, having taken into account the views of those bodies.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

114

Clause     33,     page     11,     line     25,     leave out 'desirability' and insert 'commitment'.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Mr Roger Williams

103

Clause     40,     page     13,     line     34,     leave out from 'functions' to end of line 36 and insert 'further the conservation of biodiversity, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

2

Clause     40,     page     13,     line     34,     leave out 'have regard' and insert 'aim to further'.

   

Mrs Madeleine Moon

127

Clause     40,     page     13,     line     34,     leave out from 'have' to end of line 36 and insert 'a duty to further the conservation of biodiversity, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

3

Clause     40,     page     13,     line     35,     leave out 'to'.

   

Jim Knight

138

*Clause     40,     page     14,     line     19,     after 'means', insert—

      '(a) in relation to England,'.

   

Jim Knight

139

*Clause     40,     page     14,     line     21,     at end insert—

      '(b) in relation to Wales, a county council, a county borough council or a community council;'.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

4

Clause     41,     page     14,     line     33,     at end insert 'and such other bodies as he sees fit'.

   

Mrs Madeleine Moon

128

Clause     41,     page     14,     line     39,     leave out 'promote' and insert 'ensure'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

61

Clause     41,     page     14,     line     39,     at end insert— 'having regard to the financial costs which such steps would incur'.


   

Mr Roger Williams

77

Clause     42,     page     15,     line     2,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Roger Williams

78

Clause     42,     page     15,     line     5,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

5

Clause     42,     page     15,     line     6,     after 'Wales', insert 'and such other bodies as the Assembly sees fit'.

 
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