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Amendment Paper as at
Wednesday 21st November 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE C


Mr John Randall That if proceedings on the Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill are not completed at this day's sitting, the Committee do meet on Wednesday 28th November at half past Ten o'clock and half past Four o'clock.

MARINE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BILL

   

Mr Simon Thomas

9

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     18,     leave out 'one month' and insert 'three months'.

   

Mr John Randall

2

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     24,     leave out 'an area of marine biodiversity interest' and insert 'a marine site of special interest'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

10

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     10,     leave out 'six' and insert 'three'.


   

Mr John Randall

3

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     26,     after 'body', insert—

    '(ii)   wait until the expiry of the period of 28 days beginning with the date of consultation referred to in subsection (2)(a)(i) before deciding to undertake or give consent, permission or other authorisation;'.

   

Mr John Randall

4

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     27,     leave out 'account of' and insert 'into account'.


   

Mr John Randall

5

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     2,     leave out ', in consultation with the appropriate nature conservation body,'.

   

Mr John Randall

7

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     5,     after 'exercised', insert 'as far as is reasonably practicable and consistent with the proper exercise of their functions,'.

   

Mr John Randall

6

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   When establishing a management scheme under subsection (1), the relevant marine authorities shall consult—

    (a)   the appropriate nature conservation body;

    (b)   every competent marine authority that has functions in relation to the marine area for which the management scheme is to be established who in their opinion will be affected by the management scheme; and

    (c)   as far as is reasonably practicable—

      (i)   any holder of a property right;

      (ii)   any holder of statutory right of any kind; and

      (iii)   anyone who carries out an activity that already has consent, is licensed or permitted

       in relation to any of the marine area for which a management scheme is to be established.'.

   

Paddy Tipping

1

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     9,     leave out subsection (3) and insert—

    '(3)   Any marine area may not be subject to both a management scheme for a European marine site and a management scheme for a marine site of special protection.'.


   

Andrew George

8

Clause     5,     page     4,     line     22,     at the beginning insert 'Without prejudice to subsection (1),'.


NEW CLAUSES

Expenses
   

Mr John Randall

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

    (a)   any expenses of the Secretary of State under this Act; and

    (b)   any increase attributable to this Act of the sums payable under any other Act.'.


Ministerial guidance as respects marine areas of special interest
   

Mr John Randall

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1)   The Secretary of State (as regards England) and the National Assembly for Wales (as regards Wales) shall from time to time prepare codes.

    (2)   For the purposes of subsection (1), section 33 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (ministerial guidance as respects marine areas of special interest) applies, where references to sections 28 to 32 should be read as sections 1 to 6 of this Act.'.


 
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