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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 5th July 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].

   

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'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

30

Schedule     11,     page     77,     leave out line 30.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

31

Schedule     11,     page     78,     line     17,     leave out 'places' and insert 'place'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

32

Schedule     11,     page     78,     leave out line 18.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

33

Schedule     11,     page     78,     line     25,     leave out sub-paragraph (2).

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

34

Schedule     11,     page     78,     line     28,     leave out 'that Part' and insert 'Part 2'.

   

Jim Knight

149

Schedule     11,     page     80,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '( ) In that subsection, after the definition of "poultry", insert—

            ""premises" includes land (including buildings), movable structures, vehicles, vessels, aircraft and other means of transport;".'.

   

Jim Knight

160

Schedule     11,     page     84,     line     21,     leave out from 'Omit' to end of line 23 and insert '—

            (a)   Article 21 (committee of investigation), and

            (b)   Article 22 (action following report by committee of investigation).'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

35

Schedule     11,     page     85,     leave out line 21.

   

Jim Knight

161

Schedule     11,     page     90,     line     9,     at end insert—

      'Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I.1993/2665 (N.I10))

      Omit Article 22 (functions of certain bodies in relation to agricultural marketing schemes).'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

36

Schedule     11,     page     91,     line     24,     leave out 'places' and insert 'place'.

   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

37

Schedule     11,     page     91,     leave out line 25.


   

Jim Knight

162

Schedule     12,     page     94,     line     34,     at end insert—

'Section 64(5).'.
   

Jim Knight

163

Schedule     12,     page     98,     line     12,     leave out '22(1) and (2)" and insert '22'.

   

Jim Knight

164

Schedule     12,     page     98,     line     17,     at end insert—

'Agriculture (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I.1993/2665 (N.I10))Article 22.'.


   

Mr Colin Breed
Norman Baker

22

Clause     97,     page     39,     line     14,     leave out 'and the Commission for Rural Communities'.

   

Jim Knight

155

Clause     97,     page     39,     line     18,     leave out 'the Environment' and insert 'Agriculture and Rural Development'.

   

Jim Knight

156

Clause     97,     page     40,     line     10,     after 'Development', insert 'and the Department of the Environment'.

   

Jim Knight

157

Clause     97,     page     40,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '( )   An order under this section may make different provision for different purposes or different areas.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Sale etc. of invasive non-native species (supplementary provisions)

   

Mr Colin Breed
Mr Roger Williams

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Amend the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69) as follows.

    (2)   In section 14(1)(b) (introduction of new species etc.), insert "or Part III" after "Part I".

    (3)   In section 14(2) (introduction of new species etc.), insert "or Part III" after "Part II".

    (4)   In section 22(5) (power to vary schedules), insert—

          "(c) add any animals or plants to, or remove any animals or plants from, Part III of that Schedule."

    After Part II of Schedule 9 of the 1981 Act (animals and plants to which section 14 applies), insert—

      "Part III

      potentially invasive or damaging animals and plants not native to great britain to which section 14za applies

      Duck, RuddyOxyura jamaicensis
      Fern, WaterAzolla filiculoides
      Hogweed, GiantHeracleum mantegazzianum
      Knotweed, JapaneseFallopia japonica
      Parrot's-featherMyriophyllum aquaticum
      Pennywort, FloatingHydrocotyle ranunculoides
      Stonecrop, Australian swampCrassula helmsii".'.


 
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