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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 30 June 2009

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Marine and Coastal Access Bill [Lords]


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

Agreed to

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 29 June (Standing Order No.

 

83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

30 June) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 30 June;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 2 July;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 7 July;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 9 July;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 14 July;

 

(f)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 16 July;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 44 to 47;

 

Schedule 5; Clauses 48 to 51; Schedule 6; Clauses 52 to 64; new Clauses

 

relating to Part 3; new Schedules relating to Part 3; Clauses 65 to 97;

 

Schedule 7; Clauses 98 to 112; Schedules 8 and 9; Clauses 113 to 115; new

 

Clauses relating to Part 4; new Schedules relating to Part 4; Clauses 116 to

 

144; Schedule 10; Clauses 145 and 146; Schedules 11 and 12; Clauses 147

 

and 148; Schedule 13; new Clauses relating to Part 5; new Schedules relating

 

to Part 5; Clause 1; Schedules 1 and 2; Clauses 2 to 39; Schedule 3; Clause

 

40; new Clauses relating to Part 1; new Schedules relating to Part 1; Clauses

 

41 to 43; Schedule 4; new Clauses relating to Part 2; new Schedules relating

 

to Part 2; Clauses 149 to 179; Schedule 14; Clauses 180 to 188; new Clauses

 

relating to Part 6; new Schedules relating to Part 6; Clauses 189 to 196;

 

Schedule 15; Clauses 197 to 227; Schedule 16; Clauses 228; new Clauses

 

relating to Part 7; new Schedules relating to Part 7; Clauses 229 to 243;

 

Schedule 17; Clauses 244 to 271; Schedule 18; Clauses 272 to 289; new

 

Clauses relating to Part 8; new Schedules relating to Part 8; Clauses 290 to

 

296; Schedule 19; Clauses 297 and 298; Schedule 20; Clauses 299 to 304;

 

new Clauses relating to Part 9; new Schedules relating to Part 9; Clauses 305

 

to 309; Schedule 21; Clauses 310 to 315; Schedule 22; Clauses 316 to 319;

 

remaining new Clauses; remaining new Schedules; remaining proceedings

 

on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings on the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be


 
 

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brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 16 July.

 

Huw Iranca-Davies has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of

 

the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Martin Salter

 

Agreed to on division  9

 

Clause  44,  page  27,  line  2,  leave out ‘contributing to’ and insert ‘furthering’.

 

Andrew George

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  29

 

Clause  44,  page  27,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

In this Part “sustainable development” means the maintenance or enhancement of

 

the purposes underlying the designation of the MCZ, in accordance with section

 

117.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 45 to 47 Agreed to.

 


 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  23

 

Schedule  5,  page  239,  line  12,  at end insert ‘(including the carrying out of the

 

sustainability appraisal under paragraph 7)’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clauses 48 to 50 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Agreed to  24

 

Clause  51,  page  29,  line  34,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

Where an MPS governs marine planning for a marine planning region, the marine

 

plan authority for the region must seek to ensure that every part of the region is

 

within an area for which a marine plan is in effect.’.

 

Andrew George

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  31

 

Clause  51,  page  29,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Sub-regions of a marine plan area may be defined at any time.’.

 

Nick Ainger

 

Not selected  37

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  51,  page  29,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Marine planning authorities planning for estuaries where two planning authorities

 

have jurisdiction must collaborate in preparing plans for adjoining areas.

 

(4)    

In order to fulfil the objective in subsection (3) marine planning authorities may

 

adopt joint plans for neighbouring waters.’.

 

Andrew George

 

Mr Roger Williams

 

Not called  32

 

Clause  51,  page  30,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

has regard to all other plans and strategies that relate to the adjacent land

 

area.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Nick Ainger

 

Not selected  38

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  6,  page  243,  line  6,  leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert—

 

    ‘(1)  

In preparing or amending a marine plan for a marine plan area in its region,

 

marine plan authorities must work jointly and collaboratively in preparing

 

plans to ensure compatibility between the plans for that area and any other

 

marine plan area that is related to that area.’.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clauses 52 to 70 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Withdrawn  10

 

Clause  71,  page  48,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

This decision shall be made within 16 weeks of the application.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 72 to 74 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Withdrawn  11

 

Clause  75,  page  51,  line  11,  at end insert ‘or

 

(c)    

that the activity is maintenance dredging.’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Not called  12

 

Clause  75,  page  51,  line  24,  at end add ‘“maintenance dredging” means the

 

removal of accumulated sediments from harbour channels and berths undertaken on

 

behalf of or by harbour authorities, marinas, yacht clubs and port facilities to ensure a safe

 

depth of water for navigational purposes and the removal of sediment to restore adequate

 

flow of water to mitigate risk of flooding or protect a sensitive habitat.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Andrew George

 

Withdrawn  14

 

Clause  117,  page  78,  line  35,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the scientific basis behind the designation (including local conservation,

 

environmental and global science) and confirmation that it has been

 

accepted as valid by the Marine Management Organisation’s Chief

 

Scientific Adviser and the Science Advisory Panel.’.


 
 

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Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Andrew George

 

Not selected  36

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  117,  page  79,  line  7,  leave out subsection (7).

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Martin Salter

 

Andrew George

 

Withdrawn  15

 

Clause  117,  page  79,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

Where the authority considers the desirability of designating two or more areas to

 

be equal, in reaching their decision as to which area (or areas) to designate it may

 

have regard to any social or economic consequences of designation, subject to the

 

achievement of the objective set out in section 123(2).’.

 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Andrew George

 

Withdrawn  13

 

Clause  117,  page  79,  line  14,  at end add—

 

‘(9)    

The Secretary of State must provide indicative guidance on the types of features

 

to be protected and the level of protection that would normally be applied to each

 

feature.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 118 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Not called  16

 

Clause  119,  page  80,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the Marine Management Organisation on social and economic factors regarding

 

the designation of MCZ sites.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Withdrawn  17

 

Clause  120,  page  81,  line  23,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

The appropriate authority must inform any national representative body of sea

 

users of the publication of orders designating MCZs.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 121 and 122 Agreed to.

 


 

Andrew George

 

Not selected  40

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  123,  page  82,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

that the network includes highly protected sites.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 124 to 126 Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Richard Benyon

 

Angela Watkinson

 

Mr Hugo Swire

 

Mr David Jones

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

Withdrawn  19

 

Clause  127,  page  87,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The appropriate statutory conservation body must give advice on the

 

requirements for monitoring the impacts of a permitted activity within a MCZ.

 

The costs of this monitoring should be reasonable and proportionate with respect

 

to the scale, costs and environmental benefits of the project.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am.


 
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