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Public Bill Committee: 30 June 2009                     

30

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Andrew George

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

28

 

Schedule  1,  page  228,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The MMO must authorise at least one committee which will be charged with

 

ensuring that the coastal communities affected by the discharge of its duties

 

should be consulted.’.

 

Andrew George

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

30

 

Schedule  1,  page  229,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The report must contain an assessment of whether the MMO has adequate

 

resources and expertise for the carrying out of its functions under section 2.’.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

1

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  5,  leave out ‘making a contribution to the achievement of’

 

and insert ‘taking reasonable steps, consistent with the proper exercise of its functions to

 

further’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the MMO has a duty to ‘further’ sustainable

 

development. This gives the MMO a sufficiently robust objective to be responsible for ‘furthering’

 

and not just ‘making a contribution to the achievement of’ sustainable development.

 

Andrew George

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

26

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘(aab)    

the impact on the lives and livelihoods of the coastal communities

 

affected by its decisions and activities.’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

3

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

The MMO must have due regard to the desirability of mitigating, and adapting to,

 

climate change.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that in exercising its functions, the Marine

 

Management Organisation (MMO) has regard to mitigating, and adapting to, climate change.

 

This should ensure that the MMO is also aligned with the biggest threat against the marine

 

environment.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 30 June 2009                     

31

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Martin Salter

 

2

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  24,  leave out ‘contribution to the achievement of’ and insert

 

‘furthering of’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The purpose of this amendment is to ensure that the MMO has a duty to ‘further’ sustainable

 

development. This gives the MMO a sufficiently robust objective to be responsible for ‘furthering’

 

and not just ‘making a contribution to the achievement of’ sustainable development.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

20

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  6,  leave out from ‘read,’ to ‘under’ in line 7 and insert ‘in

 

relation to the exercise by the MMO of functions’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be that, in certain regulations, references to (or which include

 

a reference to) the Secretary of State would be read, in relation to the exercise of functions

 

anywhere by the MMO, as references to, or as including a reference to, the MMO instead.

 


 

Andrew George

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

27

 

Clause  16,  page  11,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

any coastal local authority;

 

(g)    

the council of the Isles of Scilly.’.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

21

 

Clause  21,  page  15,  line  1,  after ‘by’, insert ‘the MMO or’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would insert a reference to the MMO in clause 21(4) to ensure that Schedule 15

 

to the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (restrictions on disclosure of information)

 

applies where the MMO authorises the performance of a function under clause 15 or clause 19(6).

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 30 June 2009                     

32

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

5

 

Clause  23,  page  15,  line  14,  leave out ‘(6)’ and insert ‘(10)’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

6

 

Clause  23,  page  16,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

After section 60 insert—

 

“60A  

Advice from the Marine Management Organisation

 

(1)    

Subsection (2) applies where the Commission—

 

(a)    

has accepted an application for an order granting development

 

consent, and

 

(b)    

has received—

 

(i)    

a certificate under section 58(2) in relation to the

 

application, and

 

(ii)    

where section 59 applies, a notice under that section in

 

relation to the application, and

 

(c)    

the development for which the application seeks development

 

consent would affect, or would be likely to affect, any of the

 

areas specified in subsection (2).

 

(2)    

The areas are—

 

(a)    

waters in or adjacent to England up to the seaward limits of the

 

territorial sea;

 

(b)    

an exclusive economic zone, except any part of an exclusive

 

economic zone in relation to which the Scottish Ministers have

 

functions;

 

(c)    

a Renewable Energy Zone, except any part of a Renewable

 

Energy Zone in relation to which Scottish Ministers have

 

functions;

 

(d)    

an area designated under section 1(7) of the Continental Shelf

 

Act 1964, except any part of that area which is within a part of

 

an exclusive economic zone or Renewable Energy Zone in

 

relation to which the Scottish Ministers have functions.

 

(3)    

The Commission must give notice in writing to the Marine Management

 

Organisation, inviting it to submit to the Commission advice on the

 

principal issues arising on the application which would affect, or would

 

be likely to affect, any of the areas specified in subsection (2).

 

(4)    

A notice under subsection (3) must specify the deadline for receipt by the

 

Commission of the advice.”’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 30 June 2009                     

33

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

7

 

Clause  23,  page  17,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

In section 104 (decisions of Panel and Council) after subsection (2), insert—

 

“(2A)    

The Panel or Council shall take any advice or representations received

 

from the Marine Management Organisation into account—

 

(a)    

in deciding whether or not to make an order granting

 

development consent, and

 

(b)    

if it does decide to do so, in deciding what (if any) requirements

 

are to be imposed in connection with the development for which

 

consent is granted.”.

 

(9)    

In section 105 (decisions of Secretary of State) in subsection (2), after paragraph

 

(c) insert—

 

“(3)    

The Secretary of State shall take any advice or representations received

 

from the Marine Management Organisation into account—

 

(a)    

in deciding whether or not to make an order granting

 

development consent, and

 

(b)    

if it does decide to do so, in deciding what (if any) requirements

 

are to be imposed in connection with the development for which

 

consent is granted.”.

 

(10)    

In section 116 (reasons for decision to grant or refuse development consent) after

 

subsection (1) insert—

 

“(1A)    

Where the Commission has received advice from the Marine

 

Management Organisation, the reasons for decision to grant or refuse

 

development consent must include a statement of how (if at all) the

 

Commission has taken account of the Marine Management

 

Organisation’s advice.”’.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

8

 

Clause  25,  page  17,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The MMO must advise the Infrastructure Planning Commission on all nationally

 

significant infrastructure projects that are in or impact upon the UK marine area

 

as defined in section 42.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 30 June 2009                     

34

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

22

 

Schedule  4,  page  236,  leave out from beginning of line 35 to end of line 8 on page 237.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would delete paragraphs 6 to 8 (amending the Fishery Limits Act 1976). These

 

provisions are redundant following a decision to deal with the issue in the transfer of functions

 

order that will be made to transfer fisheries functions in the Welsh zone to Welsh Ministers.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

33

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  291,  page  187,  line  17,  leave out ‘aim to’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is designed to tighten up the duty on Natural England to strike a fair balance

 

between new access rights given to the general public and the exisiting rights of those members of

 

the public who own or have an interest in land which will become the coastal margin.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

34

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  291,  page  187,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

owns the sporting rights’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To ensure that those who own the sporting rights separate to being the owner or occupier are

 

included in the statutory provisions for consultation etc.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

25

 

Clause  319,  page  223,  line  41,  leave out subsection (2).

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The effect of this amendment would be to remove the “Privilege Amendment” which was inserted

 

at Third Reading in the Lords to avoid infringement of the financial privileges of the Commons.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 30 June 2009                     

35

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Remaining new clause

 

Amendment of Planning Act 2008

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 104 of the Planning Act 2008 (decisions of Panel and Council) at end

 

of subsection (2) insert—

 

“(b)    

any advice from the Marine Management Organisation on

 

applications which are in or are likely to impact on the UK

 

marine area.”’.

 

 

Order of the House [23 JUNE 2009]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Marine and Coastal Access Bill

 

[Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 16 July 2009.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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