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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 27th April 2006

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee D

 

Commons Bill [Lords]


 

[THIRD and FOURTH Sittings]


 

Mr James Paice

 

Withdrawn  52

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In exercising its powers under subsection (1) the association may appoint

 

agents to act on its behalf and such agents may include voluntary

 

commons associations which are members of the statutory body.’.

 

Mr James Paice

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not called  62

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  15,  at end insert ‘including agreements with commons

 

associations, or with such persons as the council considers to represent the interests of

 

persons exercising rights of common over the land.’.

 

Mr David Drew

 

Not called  74

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  18,  leave out paragraph (d).

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not called  102

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

make arrangements for the resolution of disputes;’.

 

Mr James Paice

 

Not called  53

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

appoint tribunals for the resolution of disputes.’.


 
 

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Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not called  103

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

establish tribunals.’.

 

Mr David Drew

 

Not called  75

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  25,  at end add—

 

‘( )    

The powers of a commons association to acquire land as specified in subsection

 

(2)(d) includes a power to cause its registration as common land or as a town or

 

village green’.

 

Mr David Drew

 

Not called  91

 

Clause  32,  page  18,  line  25,  at end add—

 

‘( )    

The powers of a commons association to dispose of land as specified in

 

subsection (2)(d) shall be subject to provisions of section 16 (Deregistration and

 

exchange: applications) as if the association is the owner of the land.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 33 to 35 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Drew

 

Withdrawn  77

 

Clause  36,  page  20,  line  20,  after ‘authority’, insert ‘after public advertisement and

 

consideration of any representations’.

 

Mr David Drew

 

Not called  76

 

Clause  36,  page  20,  line  30,  leave out paragraphs (c) and (d).

 

Mr James Paice

 

Withdrawn  67

 

Clause  36,  page  20,  line  41,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

Section 36(2)(e) shall not be taken to apply to the National Trust Acts 1907-

 

1971’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 37 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Withdrawn  54

 

Clause  38,  page  21,  line  27,  after ‘of’, insert ‘materially’.


 
 

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Mr James Paice

 

Not called  55

 

Clause  38,  page  21,  line  31,  after ‘of’, insert ‘permanent’.

 

Mr James Paice

 

Not called  56

 

Clause  38,  page  21,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the parking of vehicles used as accommodation.’.

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  9

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  7,  leave out from ‘are’ to end of line 8 and insert ‘carried

 

out under a power conferred in relation to that particular land by or under any enactment;’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  10

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  9,  leave out from ‘where’ to end of line 11 and insert ‘the

 

works are carried out under a power conferred by or under any enactment applying to

 

common land;’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  11

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  13,  leave out ‘the appropriate national authority’ and insert

 

‘any person’

 

Mr James Paice

 

Withdrawn  57

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

works necessary to comply with management agreements between a

 

statutory commons association and a public body.’.

 

Mr James Paice

 

Not called  58

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

works which have been agreed by a statutory commons association as

 

necessary for the welfare of animals.’.

 

Mr James Paice

 

Not called  59

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

works which have been agreed by a statutory commons association as

 

necessary to prevent the unlawful access of vehicles onto the common.’.

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  12

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  17,  leave out subsection (7) and insert—

 

‘(7)    

In subsection (6)(a) the reference to an enactment does not include Part 2 of this

 

Act.’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  13

 

Clause  38,  page  22,  line  29,  leave out from ‘under’ to end of line 31 and insert


 
 

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‘subsection (1) of this section constitutes consent for the purposes of that subsection

 

only.’

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  14

 

Clause  39,  page  23,  line  12,  leave out ‘the person to whom the consent is given’

 

and insert ‘any person carrying out or proposing to carry out works in accordance with the

 

consent’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  15

 

Clause  39,  page  23,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

Regulations may specify a time limit for the making of applications under

 

subsection (5).’

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Withdrawn  66

 

Clause  40,  page  23,  line  28,  at end insert ‘including guidelines on timescale for

 

decision.’.

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Negatived on division  106

 

Clause  40,  page  23,  line  36,  at end add—

 

‘(k)    

for the appropriate national authority on receiving an application to be

 

determined under sections 38(1) and 39(5) to inform the local authority

 

that acts as the local planning authority for the area in which the works

 

are proposed;

 

(l)    

for any planning authority receiving an application for development on

 

common land or a town or village green to bring such application to the

 

attention of the appropriate national authority, community or town

 

council and any of statutory or voluntary commons association.’.

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not selected  107

 

Clause  40,  page  23,  line  36,  at end add—

 

‘(k)    

for the national authority on receiving an application to be determined

 

under sections 38(1) and 39(5) to inform the local authority that acts as

 

the local planning authority for the area in which the works are proposed;

 

(l)    

for any planning authority receiving an application for development on

 

common land or a town or village green to bring such application to the


 
 

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attention of the relevant national authority, community or town council

 

and any of statutory or voluntary commons association;

 

(m)    

for any planning authority issuing permission for development on

 

common land or a town or village green to include in such permission a

 

condition precedent requiring the developer—

 

(i)    

to apply to the national authority for permission pursuant to this

 

Act; and

 

(ii)    

where the land to be developed is common land, to inform any

 

commons association with an interest in that land.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Drew

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Withdrawn  78

 

Clause  41,  page  23,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

It is the duty of the commons registration authority to prevent, as far as possible,

 

the unlawful encroachment on any common land for which it is the registration

 

authority’.

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  16

 

Clause  41,  page  23,  line  41,  leave out from ‘order’ to end of line 42

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  17

 

Clause  41,  page  23,  line  43,  leave out ‘to remove the works and restore’ and insert

 

‘for removal of the works and restoration of’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  18

 

Clause  41,  page  24,  line  3,  leave out ‘to carry out the works’ and insert ‘for the

 

works to be carried out’

 

Mr David Drew

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not called  79

 

Clause  41,  page  24,  line  4,  at end add—

 

‘(2A)    

If the person carrying out the works fails to comply with an order under this

 

section, an eligible person may carry out any outstanding requirements of the

 

order and recover from the person in default the costs reasonably incurred by the

 

eligible person in doing so.

 

(2B)    

If an eligible person other than a local authority considers that outstanding

 

requirements under subsection (2A) are beyond the capability or resources of that

 

person, they may require an appropriate local authority to carry out those

 

requirements.’.


 
 

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Mr David Drew

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not called  80

 

Clause  41,  page  24,  line  4,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

 

(a)    

If a person fails without reasonable excuse to comply with an order under

 

subsection (2) above, he is guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not

 

exceeding level 5 on the standard scale; and if the offence is continued

 

after conviction he is guilty of a further offence and liable to a fine not

 

exceeding one-twentieth of that level for each day on which the offence

 

is so continued.

 

(b)    

Where, after a person is convicted of an offence under paragraph (a)

 

above, the local authority for the common concerned exercise any power

 

to remove the cause of the obstruction, they may recover from that person

 

the amount of any expenses reasonably incurred by them in, or in

 

connection with, doing so.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  19

 

Clause  42,  page  24,  line  9,  leave out ‘at the commencement of this section’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  20

 

Clause  42,  page  24,  line  11,  after ‘Metropolitan Commons Act 1866 (c. 122)’

 

insert ‘which is in force at the commencement of this section’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  21

 

Clause  42,  page  24,  line  12,  at end insert ‘which is in force at the commencement

 

of this section’

 

Mr David Drew

 

Not called  81

 

Clause  42,  page  24,  line  13,  leave out subsection (3).

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  22

 

Clause  42,  page  24,  line  20,  at end insert ‘and of any owner of the land (if not the

 

person carrying out the works)’

 

Mr Jim Knight

 

Agreed to  23

 

Clause  42,  page  24,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations may make provision as to the procedure to be followed in obtaining

 

the consent of an owner under subsection (3) (and may include provision for the

 

consent of an owner to be regarded as having been given where he has not

 

objected within a period of time specified in the regulations).’


 
 

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Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Not called  60

 

Clause  43,  page  25,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

the welfare of animals.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr James Paice

 

Not called  68

 

Clause  44,  page  25,  line  30,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

Section 44(2) shall not be taken to apply to the National Trust Acts 1907-1971’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr David Drew

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Withdrawn  82

 

Clause  45,  page  25,  line  39,  leave out ‘may’.

 

Mr David Drew

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not called  83

 

Clause  45,  page  25,  line  40,  after ‘(a)’, insert ‘shall’.

 

Mr David Drew

 

Chris Huhne

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Mr Dan Rogerson

 

Not called  84

 

Clause  45,  page  26,  line  1,  after ‘(b)’, insert ‘may’.

 

Mr David Drew

 

Not called  85

 

Clause  45,  page  26,  line  3,  at end insert ‘; and

 

(c)    

may apply (under section 97 of and Schedule 6 to the Land Registration

 

Act 2002 (c. 9)) to the registrar to be registered as the proprietor of a

 

registered estate in the land as if the authority has been in adverse


 
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