Amendments proposed to the Marine Wildlife Conservation Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Andrew Dismore

39

Page     1,     line     11     [Clause     1],     at beginning, insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

40

Page     1,     line     12     [Clause     1],     leave out 'reasonably'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

41

Page     1,     line     13     [Clause     1],     after 'kind', insert 'or person or body who customarily carries on a trade, occupation or business'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

42

Page     1,     line     18     [Clause     1],     leave out 'one month' and insert 'three months'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

43

Page     1,     line     19     [Clause     1],     at end insert ', which manner shall include reducing such representations and objections to writing'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

44

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     after 'consider', insert 'in public'.


   

Mr Andrew Dismore

45

Page     2,     line     5     [Clause     1],     at end insert ', after taking due account of international best practice'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

46

Page     2,     line     10     [Clause     1],     after 'features', insert 'and the management structure and its financing'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

47

Page     2,     line     13     [Clause     1],     leave out 'six' and insert 'three'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

48

Page     2,     line     15     [Clause     1],     after 'notice', insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

49

Page     2,     line     17     [Clause     1],     after 'notice', insert 'in writing'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

50

Page     2,     line     23     [Clause     1],     leave out 'six' and insert 'three'.


   

Mr Andrew Dismore

51

Page     3,     line     1     [Clause     1],     after 'body', insert ', after consultation with the persons mentioned in subsection (1)'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

52

Page     3,     line     13     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(11A)   Any notice issued under subsection (10) or (11) shall be accompanied by a statement of reasons for that variation or denotification as the case may be.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

31

Page     3,     line     18     [Clause     2],     leave out from beginning to 'available' in line 20 and insert—

    '(1)    Each appropriate nature conservation body must maintain, in such form as it thinks fit, a register of marine sites of special interest.

    (2)   The register under subsection (1) must include the co-ordinates of each marine site of special interest and a chart illustrating its boundaries.

    (3)   A copy of the register maintained under subsection (1) must be'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

53

Page     3,     line     21     [Clause     2],     at end insert 'in a land-based location as conveniently near as is reasonably practicable to the marine site of special interest.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

54

Page     3,     line     24     [Clause     3],     after 'take', insert 'all'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

55

Page     3,     line     24     [Clause     3],     at end insert 'and taking account of international best practice'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

32

Page     3,     line     27     [Clause     3],     leave out from beginning to end of line 36 and insert—

    '(2)   This subsection applies to any operation—

      (a) which a competent marine authority proposes to undertake; or

      (b) to which a competent marine authority proposes to give its consent,

    if in the opinion of the competent marine authority the operation is likely to damage any of the flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features by reason of which a marine area is a marine site of special interest.

    (3)   If subsection (2) applies, the competent marine authority must before deciding to undertake the operation or give consent to the operation give notice to the appropriate nature conservation body.

    (4)   The competent marine authority must not decide to undertake the operation or give consent to it before whichever is the earliest of—

      (a) the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the day on which notice is given under subsection (3); or

      (b) the receipt of representations from the appropriate nature conservation body.

    (5)   In deciding whether to undertake the operation or give consent to it the competent marine authority must consider any representations made by the appropriate nature conservation body and must notify the appropriate nature conservation body of how (if at all) it has taken into account the representations.

    (6)   To the extent that the competent marine authority does not take into account the representations of the appropriate nature conservation body it must, in undertaking or giving consent to the operation, do so in such a way as to give rise to as little damage as is reasonably practicable in all the circumstances to the flora, fauna or geological or physiographical features by reason of which the site is of special interest.

    (7)   Subsection (2) does not apply to an operation which in the opinion of the competent marine authority is an emergency operation, but in that case the competent marine authority must within 7 days of undertaking or consenting to the emergency operation notify the appropriate nature conservation body of the operation.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

56

Page     3,     line     33     [Clause     3],     after 'body', insert—

      '(ia) take account of international best practice;'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

33

Page     3,     line     37     [Clause     3],     at beginning insert—

    '(8)   A competent marine authority must'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

57

Page     3,     line     37     [Clause     3],     leave out 'in accordance with' and insert 'through'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

34

Page     3,     line     38     [Clause     3],     leave out from 'scheme' to end of line 41.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

58

Page     3,     line     38     [Clause     3],     leave out '(where one exists)'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

59

Page     3,     line     38     [Clause     3],     leave out 'a' and insert 'the'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

60

Page     3,     line     39     [Clause     3],     at end insert 'concerned'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

35

Page     3,     line     42     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

    '(9)   Subsection (2) does not apply to an operation the undertaking of which in the opinion of the competent marine authority concerned is in accordance with—

      (a) a management scheme established under section 4; or

      (b) a management scheme established under the Natural Habitats Regulations (management schemes for European marine sites).'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

36

Page     3,     line     42     [Clause     3],     at end insert—

    '(10)   Nothing in this section has effect in relation to the exercise of a function or the undertaking of an operation to the extent that the Secretary of State certifies that it is requisite or expedient in the interests of national security that it should not have effect in relation to the exercise of the function or the undertaking of the operation.'.


   

Mr Michael Meacher

37

Page     4,     line     1     [Clause     3],     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Michael Meacher

1

Page     4,     line     7     [Clause     4],     leave out from beginning to 'for' in line 8 and insert—

    '(1)    Any one or more of the bodies mentioned in subsection (2) may establish a management scheme'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

61

Page     4,     line     7     [Clause     4],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

2

Page     4,     line     9     [Clause     4],     leave out from 'interest' to end of line 11 and insert—

    '(2)   The bodies are—

      (a) an appropriate nature conservation body;

      (b) the Environment Agency;

      (c) in England, a county, district or London borough council, or the Common Council of the City of London;

      (d) in Wales, a county council or county borough council;

      (e) any water undertaker or sewerage undertaker;

      (f) any navigation authority, within the meaning of section 221(1) of the Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57);

      (g) any harbour authority within the meaning of section 57 of the Harbours Act 1964 (c. 40);

      (h) the general lighthouse authority, or a local lighthouse authority, within the meaning of section 193 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (c. 21);

      (i) any local fisheries committee provided for under section 1 of the Sea Fisheries Regulation Act 1966 (c. 38).'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

3

Page     4,     line     11     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '(3)   A management scheme must set out how the functions of the body or bodies making the scheme (including, in the case of an appropriate nature conservation body, the function of making byelaws with respect to the site) are to be exercised so as to secure the achievement of the conservation objectives.'.

 
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