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Public Bill Committee: 26th June 2008                  

78

 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

62

 

Schedule  1,  page  44,  line  12,  after ‘authorities’, insert ‘and the President of the

 

Royal Society’.

 

David Maclean

 

84

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  1,  page  44,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(j)    

biodiversity’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

63

 

Schedule  1,  page  44,  line  36,  at end insert ‘and each term of office must be at least

 

six years’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

64

 

Schedule  1,  page  45,  line  10,  after ‘the’, insert ‘reasonable’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

65

 

Schedule  1,  page  45,  line  10,  leave out ‘otherwise’ and insert ‘physically or

 

mentally’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

66

 

Schedule  1,  page  45,  line  34,  leave out from ‘executive’ to end of line 35.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

67

 

Schedule  1,  page  46,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Committee must itself exercise its functions under Part 1 of this Act.’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

68

 

Schedule  1,  page  46,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Committee must take all reasonable steps to ensure effective public

 

participation in the exercise of its functions.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26th June 2008                  

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Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

10

 

Schedule  1,  page  46,  line  17,  leave out paragraph 16 and insert—

 

‘The Adaptation Sub-Committee

 

    (1)  

There shall be a sub-committee of the Committee, to be known as the

 

Adaptation Sub-Committee or, in Welsh, as yr Is-bwyllgor Addsau (referred

 

to in this paragraph as “the ASC”).

 

      (2)  

The ASC shall consist of—

 

(a)    

a person appointed by the national authorities to chair the ASC (“the

 

ASC chair”), and

 

(b)    

not less than five other members appointed by the national authorities.

 

      (3)  

The national authorities must—

 

(a)    

consult the chair before appointing the ASC chair, and

 

(b)    

consult the ASC chair before appointing the other members of the

 

ASC.

 

      (4)  

The ASC must provide the Committee with such advice, analysis, information

 

or other assistance as the Committee may require in connection with the

 

exercise of its functions under—

 

(a)    

section 37(1)(c) (advice etc to national authorities on adaptation to

 

climate change),

 

(b)    

section [Advice of Committee on Climate Change on impact report]

 

(advice on report on impact of climate change), or

 

(c)    

section [Reporting on progress in connection with adaptation]

 

(reporting on progress in connection with adaptation).’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

80

 

Schedule  1,  page  46,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

sustainable development.’.

 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

11

 

Schedule  1,  page  48,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

section [Advice of Committee on Climate Change on impact report]

 

(advice on report on impact of climate change), or

 

( )    

section [Reporting on progress in connection with adaptation] (reporting

 

on progress in connection with adaptation).’.

 


 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

12

 

Clause  34,  page  18,  line  6,  leave out subsection (5).

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26th June 2008                  

80

 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

13

 

Clause  35,  page  18,  line  38,  leave out subsection (3).

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

76

 

Clause  36,  page  19,  line  10,  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘Prime

 

Minister’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

77

 

Clause  36,  page  19,  line  13,  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘Prime

 

Minister’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

85

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  19,  line  19,  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘Prime

 

Minister’.

 


 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

14

 

Clause  37,  page  19,  line  26,  leave out from ‘or’ to end of line 27 and insert—

 

‘(c)    

adaptation to climate change, or

 

(d)    

any other matter relating to climate change.’.

 


 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

15

 

Clause  40,  page  20,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

section [Advice of Committee on Climate Change on impact report]

 

(advice on report on impact of climate change), or

 

(f)    

section [Reporting on progress in connection with adaptation] (reporting

 

on progress in connection with adaptation).’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26th June 2008                  

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Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

16

 

Clause  40,  page  20,  line  32,  leave out ‘such guidance’ and insert ‘guidance under

 

any of paragraphs (a) to (e)’.

 


 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

17

 

Clause  41,  page  21,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

section [Advice of Committee on Climate Change on impact report]

 

(advice on report on impact of climate change), or

 

(f)    

section [Reporting on progress in connection with adaptation] (reporting

 

on progress in connection with adaptation).’.

 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

18

 

Clause  41,  page  21,  line  16,  leave out ‘such directions’ and insert ‘directions under

 

any of paragraphs (a) to (e)’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

71

 

Page  21,  line  5,  leave out Clause 41.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

74

 

Schedule  2,  page  51,  line  33,  leave out from ‘responsible’ to end of line 34.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

73

 

Schedule  2,  page  51,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(5A)  

 

(a)    

Any method specified for the purposes of paragraph (5) shall have the

 

aim of ensuring that any amount calculated bears as close a

 

relationship as possible to the actual emissions of the activities to

 

which the trading scheme applies;

 

(b)    

where biomass is used as an energy source, any such method shall take

 

account of the carbon absorbed during the lifetime of the biomass;

 

(c)    

“biomass” has the same meaning as in the Renewable Transport Fuel

 

Obligations Order 2007.’.

 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

23

 

Schedule  2,  page  60,  line  3,  after ‘participants’, insert ‘or other persons authorised


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26th June 2008                  

82

 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

to trade in allowances, credits or certificates’.

 


 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

69

 

Clause  55,  page  25,  line  35,  at end insert ‘including in particular the risks of harm

 

to—

 

(a)    

the well-being of the population,

 

(b)    

the environment, including natural resources, biodiversity, living

 

organisims and ecological systems of which they form part, and

 

(c)    

the economy.’.

 

Gregory Barker

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Mr Nick Hurd

 

70

 

Clause  55,  page  26,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In preparing reports under this section the Secretary of State must have regard to

 

whether the net UK carbon account is within the indicative annual range for the

 

relevant periods and the effect of any differences on the risks for the United

 

Kingdom of the predicted impact of climate change.’.

 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

19

 

Clause  55,  page  26,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Before laying a report under this section before Parliament, the Secretary of State

 

must take into account the advice of the Committee on Climate Change under

 

section [Advice of Committee on Climate Change on impact report].’.

 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

20

 

Clause  55,  page  26,  line  8,  leave out subsection (6).

 


 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

21

 

Clause  56,  page  26,  line  22,  leave out subsection (3).

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26th June 2008                  

83

 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

22

 

Page  26,  line  30,  leave out Clause 57.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

72

 

Clause  59,  page  27,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

ensuring that proposals and policies for adaptation to climate change in

 

the exercise of their functions contribute to sustainable development.’.

 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

78

 

Clause  59,  page  27,  line  25,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to—

 

(a)    

the Health Protection Agency,

 

(b)    

the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets,

 

(c)    

the Water Services Regulation Authority,

 

(d)    

Natural England,

 

(e)    

the Marine and Fisheries Agency,

 

(f)    

Britishwaterways,

 

(g)    

the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment,

 

(h)    

the Statistics Board, and

 

(i)    

the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.’.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

Steve Webb

 

79

 

Clause  68,  page  31,  line  16,  leave out paragraph (a).

 


 

David Maclean

 

41

 

Page  32,  line  37,  leave out Clauses 69 to 73.

 


 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

24

 

Schedule  5,  page  74,  line  21,  leave out paragraph 3 and insert—


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 26th June 2008                  

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Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

‘(1)    

Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c. 43) (receptacles for

 

household waste) is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Where—

 

(a)    

subsection (1) applies to a waste collection authority, and

 

(b)    

a waste reduction scheme under Schedule 2AA to this Act is in

 

operation in the authority’s area,

 

    

the authority may require the occupier to place the waste for collection in

 

receptacles identified by such means as may be specified.

 

(1B)    

A requirement under subsection (1A)—

 

(a)    

must be imposed by notice served on the occupier;

 

(b)    

may be imposed instead of, or in addition to, any requirement

 

imposed on the occupier under subsection (1).”.

 

(3)    

In subsection (10) (interpretation), in the definition of “specified”, after

 

“subsection (1)” insert “or (1A)”.’.

 

(4)    

In subsection (6) (penalties for failure to comply with requirements under

 

subsection (1) etc) after “subsection (1),” insert “(1A),”.

 


 

Martin Horwood

 

1

 

Schedule  6,  page  75,  line  38,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

It is the duty of the Administrator to ensure that only renewable transport fuel

 

that—

 

(a)    

causes or contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions over its total

 

lifecycle from planting or production to use, and

 

(b)    

contributes to sustainable development and the protection or

 

enhancement of the national or global environment generally,

 

    

 

    

qualifies as a permitted fuel under this Act.’.

 


 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

27

 

Clause  78,  page  36,  line  43,  after ‘acquire’, insert ‘and dispose of units or interests

 

in’.

 

Mr Phil Woolas

 

28

 

Clause  78,  page  37,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

If the Treasury acquire such units or interests in units, until they are disposed of

 

they shall be treated as held by the persons for the time being constituting the

 

Treasury.’.

 



 
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