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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 23rd June 2005

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee A

 

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill


 

[third and fourth Sittings]


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  6

 

Page  7,  line  4,  leave out Clause 17.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Peter Atkinson

 

Not called  56

 

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

 

Mr James Paice

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Peter Atkinson

 

Withdrawn  57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

 

Not called  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.’.


 
 

S.C.A.  Standing Committee Proceedings: 23rd June 2005            

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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, continued

 
 

Mr James Paice

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Peter Atkinson

 

Not called  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

 

Not called  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

 

Agreed to  96

 

Schedule  2,  page  47,  line  30,  leave out ‘As soon as possible after the end of’ and

 

insert ‘For’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  97

 

Schedule  2,  page  47,  line  34,  at end insert ‘within such period as the Secretary of

 

State directs’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  98

 

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

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  99

 

Schedule  2,  page  48,  line  3,  leave out ‘As soon as possible after the end of’ and

 

insert ‘For’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  100

 

Schedule  2,  page  48,  line  7,  at end insert ‘within such period as the Secretary of

 

State directs’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  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

 

Agreed to  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).’.


 
 

S.C.A.  Standing Committee Proceedings: 23rd June 2005            

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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  15

 

Page  45,  line  1,  leave out Schedule 2.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Mr Peter Atkinson

 

Withdrawn  112

 

Clause  18,  page  7,  line  17,  leave out ‘and economic’ and insert ‘, economic and

 

environmental’.

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  7

 

Page  7,  line  8,  leave out Clause 18.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Mr Peter Atkinson

 

Withdrawn  113

 

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

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  8

 

Page  7,  line  24,  leave out Clause 19.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  9

 

Page  7,  line  32,  leave out Clause 20.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

S.C.A.  Standing Committee Proceedings: 23rd June 2005            

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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  10

 

Page  8,  line  1,  leave out Clause 21.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  11

 

Page  8,  line  6,  leave out Clause 22.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Mr Owen Paterson

 

Mr Peter Atkinson

 

Not called  55

 

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

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  12

 

Page  8,  line  10,  leave out Clause 23.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  13

 

Page  8,  line  20,  leave out Clause 24.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not selected  14

 

Page  8,  line  25,  leave out Clause 25.


 
 

S.C.A.  Standing Committee Proceedings: 23rd June 2005            

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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  26,  page  9,  leave out line 11.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  17

 

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

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  18

 

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

 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  19

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 28 Agreed to.

 

Schedule 3 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  20

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Colin Breed

 

Norman Baker

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  30,  page  10,  leave out line 12.


 
 

S.C.A.  Standing Committee Proceedings: 23rd June 2005            

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Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, continued

 
 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 31 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Withdrawn  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

 

Not called  88

 

Schedule  4,  page  50,  line  30,  at end insert ‘after consultation with the Scottish

 

Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales’.

 

Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  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.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 32 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Mr Peter Atkinson

 

Withdrawn  114

 

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

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 34 to 39 Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned till Tuesday next at 10.30 a.m.