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Notices of Amendments: 10th January 2008                

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(7C)    

The public may obtain paper and electronically recorded copies of the application

 

for no more than the cost of copying the material.’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

266

 

Clause  50,  page  26,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(8A)    

The deadline referred to in subsection (8) shall be not less than 28 days from the

 

first publication of notice of the application.’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

267

 

Clause  82,  page  38,  line  20,  after ‘written’, insert ‘and oral’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment shifts the consideration by the commission from a primarily written exercise to

 

include oral representations and site visit.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

268

 

Clause  82,  page  38,  line  20,  at end insert ‘and the carrying out of a site visit’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement to amendment 267.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

269

 

Clause  83,  page  38,  line  42,  after ‘representations’, insert ‘whether personally, or

 

by its counsel, solicitor or agent’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

270

 

Clause  83,  page  38,  line  42,  at end insert ‘and to call and to cross-examine


 
 

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Planning Bill, continued

 
 

witnesses’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

271

 

Clause  84,  page  39,  line  12,  after ‘representations’, insert ‘whether personally, or

 

by its counsel, solicitor or agent’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment establishes a right to be represented at hearings.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

272

 

Clause  84,  page  39,  line  12,  at end add ‘and to call and to cross-examine

 

witnesses’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows a person at the open-floor hearings to call and cross-examine witnesses.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

273

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  leave out lines 23 to 25.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

274

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  line  43,  leave out ‘exceptionally’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

275

 

Clause  85,  page  39,  line  44,  leave out ‘necessary’ and insert ‘appropriate’.


 
 

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Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

276

 

Clause  87,  page  40,  line  45,  at end insert ‘and’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

277

 

Clause  87,  page  41,  line  3,  leave out from ‘application’ to end of line 5.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

278

 

Clause  92,  page  42,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the person has an interest in land to which the application relates,’.

 

Mrs Jacqui Lait

 

Robert Neill

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Mr David Curry

 

James Duddridge

 

279

 

Clause  92,  page  43,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(ea)    

a parish or town council in England, or a community council in Wales,’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

280

 

Clause  5,  page  2,  line  40,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

has been subject to Parliamentary consideration in accordance with

 

section [Parliamentary consideration of national policy statements], and

 

(d)    

has been laid before, and approved by, a resolution of each House of

 

Parliament.’.

 

Parliamentary consideration of national policy statements

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall lay before Parliament a draft of a statement which the

 

Secretary of State proposes to designate as a national policy statement for the

 

purposes of this Act.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may not lay a national policy statement before Parliament

 

under section 5(1)(d) until after the expiry of the period of Parliamentary

 

consideration of the draft of that statement, as defined by subsection (3).

 

(3)    

The period for Parliamentary consideration of a draft national policy statement

 

means the period of 60 days beginning on the day on which it was laid before

 

Parliament.

 

(4)    

In reckoning the period of 60 days referred to in subsection (4), no account shall

 

be taken of any time during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during

 

which either House is adjourned for more than four days.

 

(5)    

In preparing a national policy statement under section 5 following the laying of a

 

draft of that statement under subsection (1) of this section, the Secretary of State

 

concerned shall have regard to any representations made during the period for

 

Parliamentary consideration and, in particular, to any resolution or report of, or

 

of any committee of, either House of Parliament with regard to the document.

 

(6)    

Together with a national policy statement laid before Parliament under section

 

5(d), the Secretary of State concerned shall lay a statement giving details of—

 

(a)    

any representations, resolution or report falling within subsection (5);

 

and

 

(b)    

the changes (if any) which, in the light of any such representations,

 

resolution or report, the Secretary of State has made to the draft of the

 

statement laid before Parliament under subsection (1).’.

 


 
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