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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 30th June 2005

STANDING COMMITTEE A


NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL COMMUNITIES BILL

NOTE

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

   

Jim Knight

151

Clause     56,     page     22,     line     3,     at end insert 'or

    '(b) in relation to an order designating a National Park in Wales, a community council.'


   

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.".'.


   

Jim Knight

142

Clause     60,     page     24,     line     13,     leave out 'by grants under section 15 of the 1988 Act' and insert 'otherwise than by means of —

    (a) charges of a kind mentioned in section 13(1) of the 1988 Act, or

    (b) levies under section 14(1) of the 1988 Act.'.


   

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.'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

131

Clause     67,     page     26,     line     37,     after 'Ministers', insert 'or the National Assembly for Wales'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

132

Clause     70,     page     28,     line     18,     leave out 'unconditionally or'.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

23

Schedule     7,     page     62,     leave out line 35.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

133

Clause     71,     page     28,     line     36,     leave out 'unconditionally or'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

134

Clause     72,     page     29,     line     15,     leave out 'unconditionally or'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

135

Clause     72,     page     29,     line     16,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

136

Clause     72,     page     29,     line     19,     leave out 'unconditionally or'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

74

Clause     74,     page     30,     line     28,     leave out '20' and insert '10'.


   

Jim Knight

146

Clause     86,     page     35,     line     1,     leave out 'The appropriate authority' and insert 'A board'.


   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

75

Clause     88,     page     36,     line     7,     at beginning insert 'At least three months'.

   

Mr James Paice
Mr Peter Atkinson

76

Clause     88,     page     36,     line     7,     at end insert 'publish its proposals and'.


   

Jim Knight

152

Clause     90,     page     37,     line     8,     leave out from 'system' to ', or' in line 10.

   

Jim Knight

153

Clause     90,     page     37,     line     11,     leave out from 'system' to 'on' in line 12.

   

Jim Knight

154

Clause     90,     page     37,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '( )   In paragraph 5(5) of that Schedule, after "banks", insert ", drainage".'.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

24

Schedule     11,     page     68,     leave out lines 37 and 38.

   

Jim Knight

158

Schedule     11,     page     69,     line     41,     leave out sub-paragraph (h).

   

Jim Knight

150

Schedule     11,     page     70,     line     12,     leave out paragraph 12 and insert—

    '12  For section 15 (meaning of "nature reserve") substitute—

       "15

Meaning of "nature reserve"

        (1)   In this Part, "nature reserve" means—

      (a) land managed solely for a conservation purpose, or

    (b) land managed not only for a conservation purpose but also for a recreational purpose, if the management of the land for the recreational purpose does not compromise its management for the conservation purpose.

    (2)   Land is managed for a conservation purpose if it is managed for the purpose of—

    (a) providing, under suitable conditions and control, special opportunities for the study of, and research into, matters relating to the fauna and flora of Great Britain and the physical conditions in which they live, and for the study of geological and physiographical features of special interest in the area, or

    (b) preserving flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features of special interest in the area,

    or for both those purposes.

    (3)   Land is managed for a recreational purpose if it is managed for the purpose of providing opportunities for the enjoyment of nature or for open-air recreation.".'.

   

Jim Knight

159

Schedule     11,     page     71,     line     42,     at end insert—

      'In section 64 (access agreements), omit subsection (5).'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

25

Schedule     11,     page     73,     line     16,     leave out 'places' and insert 'place'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

26

Schedule     11,     page     73,     leave out line 17.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

27

Schedule     11,     page     73,     line     35,     leave out 'places' and insert 'place'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

28

Schedule     11,     page     73,     leave out line 36.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

29

Schedule     11,     page     77,     line     29,     leave out 'places' and insert 'place'.

 
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