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Notices of Amendments: 10 May 2011                     

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Transfer of generating station consent powers to Welsh Ministers

 

Jonathan Edwards

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must make regulations to transfer to the Welsh Ministers

 

those functions of the Infrastructure Planning Commission and the Marine

 

Management Organisation which relate to applications for an order granting

 

development consent for the construction or extension of generating stations in

 

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

 

territorial sea.

 

(2)    

Regulations made under subsection (1) must be laid within 12 months of the

 

passing of this Act and are subject to the negative resolution procedure.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

36

 

Page  5,  line  32  [Clause  7],  at end insert ‘subject to the exceptions specified in

 

section 5 subsection 6A’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

37

 

Page  4,  line  22  [Clause  5],  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

The power under subsection (1) or (2) may not be exercised to amend, repeal,

 

revoke or disapply—

 

(a)    

this Part of this Act, or

 

(b)    

Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 section 7 or section 13, or

 

(c)    

Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 section 23, or

 

(d)    

Children Act 1989 Part 3 and Schedule 2, or

 

(e)    

Childcare Act 2006, Parts 1 and 2, or

 

(f)    

Child Poverty Act 2010 Part 2, or

 

(g)    

Equality Act 2010, section 88, or

 

(h)    

Equality Act 2010, section 149, or

 

(i)    

Care Standards Act 2000, or

 

(j)    

Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 section 21, or

 

(k)    

Transport Act 2000 section 145A, or

 

(l)    

Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons)

 

(England) Regulations 2000, or

 

(m)    

Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment)

 

Regulations 2007, or

 

(n)    

Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment

 

No. 2) Regulations 2007, or

 

(o)    

Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000, or

 

(p)    

Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995, or

 

(q)    

Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986,

 

or

 

(r)    

Mental Health Act 1983 Part 8, or


 
 

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(s)    

Community Care, Services for Carers and Children Services (Direct

 

Payments) England Regulations 2009, or

 

(t)    

Public Health Act 1875, or

 

(u)    

Public Health Act 1936, or

 

(v)    

Commons Act 2006, or

 

(w)    

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, or

 

(x)    

Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 section 40, or

 

(y)    

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 section 25 or section 28E, or

 

(z)    

Environment Act 1995 Part 4, or

 

(aa)    

Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976, or

 

(ab)    

Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949, or

 

(ac)    

Hedgerow Regulations 1997, or

 

(ad)    

Planning (Listed Building and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 section 66

 

or section 72, or

 

(ae)    

Ancient Monument and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 sections 12 and

 

13, or

 

(af)    

National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, or

 

(ag)    

Animal Welfare Act 2006 section 30, or

 

(ah)    

Zoo Licensing Act 1981, or

 

(ai)    

Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 Part 6, or

 

(aj)    

Flood and Water Management Act 2010 Schedule 3, or

 

(ak)    

Working Time Regulations 1998 Regulation 28, or

 

(al)    

Education Act 1996 section 15ZA, or

 

(am)    

Food Safety Act 1990 Parts 1, 2 and 3, or

 

(an)    

Freedom of Information Act 2000, or

 

(ao)    

Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 section 1, or

 

(ap)    

Housing Act 1996 Part 7, or

 

(aq)    

Homelessness Act 2002, or

 

(ar)    

Housing Act 2004 Part 2, or

 

(as)    

Local Government Act 1972 Part VA, section 99 or section 148, or

 

(at)    

Local Government Act 2000 Part 3 section 21 or section 37, or

 

(au)    

Children and Young Persons Act 1969 Part 1, or

 

(av)    

Adoption and Children Act 2002.’.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

38

 

Page  205  [Schedule  2],  leave out lines 29 to 31.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

39

 

Page  209  [Schedule  2],  leave out lines 3 to 25.


 
 

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Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

40

 

Page  209  [Schedule  2],  leave out lines 26 to 47.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

41

 

Page  211,  line  18  [Schedule  2],  leave out from beginning to end of line 31 on page

 

213.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

42

 

Page  193,  line  27  [Schedule  2],  leave out from beginning to end of line 39 on page

 

195.

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Alison Seabeck

 

Jack Dromey

 

43

 

Page  198  [Schedule  2],  leave out lines 4 to 25.

 

Limits on power under section 5(1)

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

nc12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may not make provision under section 5(1) unless the

 

Secretary of State considers that the conditions in subsection (2), where relevant,

 

are satisfied in relation to that provision.

 

(2)    

Those conditions are that—

 

(a)    

the effect of the provision is proportionate to the policy objective

 

intended to be secured by the provision;

 

(b)    

the provision, taken as a whole, strikes a fair balance between the public

 

interest and the interests of any person adversely affected by it;

 

(c)    

the provision does not remove any necessary protection;

 

(d)    

the provision does not prevent any person from continuing to exercise

 

any right or freedom which that person might reasonably expect to

 

continue to exercise;

 

(e)    

the provision is not of constitutional significance.

 

(3)    

An order under section 5(1) may not make provision for the delegation or transfer

 

of any function of legislating.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of subsection (3) a “function of legislating” is a function of

 

legislating by order, rules, regulations or other subordinate instrument.

 

(5)    

An order under section 5(1) may not make provision to abolish or vary any tax.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 10 May 2011                     

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Secretary Eric Pickles

 

44

 

Page  4,  line  24  [Clause  5],  leave out from ‘must’ to ‘consult’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

45

 

Page  4,  line  28  [Clause  5],  at end insert—

 

‘(8)    

Before making an order under subsection (1) that has effect in relation to Wales,

 

the Secretary of State must consult the Welsh Ministers.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

46

 

Page  4,  line  30  [Clause  6],  after ‘5(7)’, insert ‘and (8)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

47

 

Page  4,  line  33  [Clause  6],  leave out from ‘must’ to ‘undertake’ in line 34.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

48

 

Page  4,  line  36  [Clause  6],  after ‘5(7)’, insert ‘and (8)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

49

 

Page  4,  line  42  [Clause  6],  at end insert—

 

‘(ai)    

the Secretary of State’s reasons for considering that the

 

conditions in section [Limits on power under section 5(1)](2),

 

where relevant, are satisfied in relation to the proposals,’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

50

 

Page  4,  line  43  [Clause  6],  after ‘5(7)’, insert ‘and (8)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

51

 

Page  5,  line  41  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘in England’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

52

 

Page  6,  line  17  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘in England’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

53

 

Page  7,  line  9  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘“Act” (except in a reference to the Localism Act 2011) includes an Act, or

 

Measure, of the National Assembly for Wales;

 

“passed” in relation to an Act, or Measure, of the National Assembly for

 

Wales means enacted;’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

54

 

Page  7,  line  36  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘appropriate


 
 

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national authority’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

55

 

Page  7,  line  39  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘appropriate

 

national authority’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

56

 

Page  7,  line  41  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘appropriate

 

national authority’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

57

 

Page  7,  line  43  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘appropriate

 

national authority’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

58

 

Page  7,  line  46  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘appropriate

 

national authority’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

59

 

Page  8,  line  1  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘appropriate

 

national authority’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

60

 

Page  8,  line  10  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘Secretary of State’ and insert ‘appropriate

 

national authority proposing to make the order’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

61

 

Page  8,  line  11  [Clause  8],  leave out from ‘must’ to ‘consult’ in line 12.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

62

 

Page  8,  line  16  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘the Secretary of State’ and insert ‘that

 

appropriate national authority’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

63

 

Page  8,  line  16  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘(6A)    

Subsection (6) does not apply to an order under subsection (3) or (4) which is

 

made only for the purpose of amending an earlier such order—

 

(a)    

so as to extend the earlier order, or any provision of the earlier order, to

 

a particular authority or to authorities of a particular description, or

 

(b)    

so that the earlier order, or any provision of the earlier order, ceases to

 

apply to a particular authority or to authorities of a particular description.

 

(6B)    

The appropriate national authority’s power under subsection (1) or (2) is

 

exercisable by the Welsh Ministers so far as it is power to make provision that—


 
 

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(a)    

would be within the legislative competence of the National Assembly for

 

Wales if it were contained in an Act of the Assembly, and

 

(b)    

does not relate to a fire and rescue authority for an area in England.

 

(6C)    

The appropriate national authority’s power under subsection (1) or (2) is

 

exercisable by the Secretary of State so far as it is not exercisable by the Welsh

 

Ministers.

 

(6D)    

The appropriate national authority’s power under subsection (3) or (4) is

 

exercisable—

 

(a)    

in relation to England by the Secretary of State, and

 

(b)    

in relation to Wales by the Welsh Ministers.

 

(6E)    

In exercising power under subsection (1) or (2), the Secretary of State may make

 

provision which has effect in relation to Wales only after having consulted the

 

Welsh Ministers.

 

(6F)    

The Welsh Ministers may submit to the Secretary of State proposals that power

 

of the Secretary of State under subsection (1) or (2) in relation to Wales should

 

be exercised in accordance with the proposals.

 

(6G)    

In subsections (1) and (2) “statutory provision” means a provision of—

 

(a)    

an Act, or

 

(b)    

an instrument made under an Act,

 

    

and in this subsection “Act” includes an Act, or Measure, of the National

 

Assembly for Wales.’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

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Page  8,  line  18  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘5CA  

Limits on power under section 5C(1)

 

(1)    

Provision may not be made under section 5C(1) unless the appropriate

 

national authority making the provision considers that the conditions in

 

subsection (2), where relevant, are satisfied in relation to that provision.

 

(2)    

Those conditions are that—

 

(a)    

the effect of the provision is proportionate to the policy objective

 

intended to be secured by the provision;

 

(b)    

the provision, taken as a whole, strikes a fair balance between the

 

public interest and the interests of any person adversely affected

 

by it;

 

(c)    

the provision does not remove any necessary protection;

 

(d)    

the provision does not prevent any person from continuing to

 

exercise any right or freedom which that person might

 

reasonably expect to continue to exercise;

 

(e)    

the provision is not of constitutional significance.

 

(3)    

An order under section 5C(1) may not make provision for the delegation

 

or transfer of any function of legislating.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of subsection (3) a “function of legislating” is a function

 

of legislating by order, rules, regulations or other subordinate instrument.

 

(5)    

An order under section 5C(1) may not make provision to abolish or vary

 

any tax.’.


 
 

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Secretary Eric Pickles

 

65

 

Page  8,  line  19  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘orders under section 5C’ and insert ‘Secretary

 

of State’s orders under section 5C(1) and (2)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

66

 

Page  8,  line  20  [Clause  8],  after ‘5C(6)’, insert ‘and (6E)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

67

 

Page  8,  line  21  [Clause  8],  after ‘order’, insert ‘of the Secretary of State’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

68

 

Page  8,  line  23  [Clause  8],  leave out from ‘must’ to ‘undertake’ in line 24.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

69

 

Page  8,  line  27  [Clause  8],  after ‘5C(6)’, insert ‘and (6E)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

70

 

Page  8,  line  33  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘(ai)    

the Secretary of State’s reasons for considering that the

 

conditions in section 5CA(2), where relevant, are satisfied in

 

relation to the proposals,’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

71

 

Page  8,  line  34  [Clause  8],  after ‘5C(6)’, insert ‘and (6E)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

72

 

Page  9,  line  1  [Clause  8],  after ‘Provision’, insert ‘proposed to be made by the

 

Secretary of State’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

73

 

Page  9,  line  4  [Clause  8],  leave out ‘5C(5)’ and insert ‘5C(6) and (6E)’.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

74

 

Page  9  [Clause  8],  leave out lines 6 to 14.

 

Secretary Eric Pickles

 

75

 

Page  9,  line  14  [Clause  8],  at end insert—

 

‘5E    

Procedure for Welsh Ministers’ orders under section 5C(1) and (2)

 

(1)    

If, as a result of any consultation required by section 5C(6) with respect

 

to a proposed order of the Welsh Ministers under section 5C(1), it


 
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