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

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Mr Michael Meacher

4

Page     4,     line     13     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '(5)   Before making a management scheme under subsection (1), the body or bodies making it must consult—

      (a) the confirming authority;

      (b) so far as reasonably practicable, each competent marine authority which exercises functions in relation to the site;

      (c) any other competent marine authority which in the opinion of the body or bodies should be consulted;

      (d) any other person who in the opinion of the body or bodies is likely to be affected by the management scheme.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

5

Page     4,     line     14     [Clause     4],     leave out from beginning to end of line 16 and insert—

    '(6)   If any part of a marine site of special interest falls within a European marine site and a management scheme is established for the European marine site under the Natural Habitats Regulations—

      (a) no management scheme may be established under this section for the marine site of special interest; and

      (b) a management scheme which is already established under this section ceases to have effect.

    (7)   A management scheme established for a European marine site may take into account the conservation objectives for a marine site of special interest, but only to the extent that securing those objectives is compatible with securing compliance with the Habitats Directive as required by the Natural Habitats Regulations.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

6

Page     4,     line     17     [Clause     4],     leave out 'relating to a marine site of special interest shall' and insert 'is to'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

62

Page     4,     line     18     [Clause     4],     leave out 'from time to time' and insert 'at least every five years'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

7

Page     4,     line     18     [Clause     4],     leave out 'if necessary amended' and insert 'at least once in every five years.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

8

Page     4,     line     18     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '(9)   A management scheme may be amended at any time.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

9

Page     4,     line     19     [Clause     4],     at beginning insert 'Unless an appropriate nature conservation body is the body, or one of the bodies, which establishes a management scheme,'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

10

Page     4,     line     19     [Clause     4],     leave out 'management'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

11

Page     4,     line     20     [Clause     4],     leave out 'shall' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

12

Page     4,     line     20     [Clause     4],     leave out 'relevant marine authority or authorities' and insert 'body or bodies'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

63

Page     4,     line     21     [Clause     4],     at end insert 'and to those subject to notification under section 1(1)'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

13

Page     4,     line     21     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '(10)   The appropriate nature conservation body must publish a management scheme—

      (a) established or amended by it under this section; or

      (b) a copy of which is sent to it as established or amended under this section.

    (11)   A management scheme has effect, or has effect as amended, from the date on which it is first published under subsection (10).'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

14

Page     4,     line     21     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '(12)   The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument amend subsection (2) in relation to marine sites of special interest which are the subject of a notification by English Nature.

    (13)   The National Assembly for Wales may by order made by statutory instrument amend subsection (2) in relation to marine sites of special interest which are the subject of a notification by the Countryside Council for Wales.

    (14)   A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (12) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

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Page     4,     line     21     [Clause     4],     at end insert—

    '(6)   Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1, no notification establishing a marine site of special interest shall take effect until a management scheme has been established.

    (7)   In establishing a management scheme, the competent marine authority shall have due regard to—

      (a) any directions of the Secretary of State (as regards England) and the National Assembly for Wales (as regards Wales) issued under section 5;

      (b) the likely cost of establishing and maintaining the management scheme and the availability of sustainable funding to continue to meet that cost;

      (c) the views of the appropriate nature conservation body;

      (d) the views of those subject to notification under section 1(1); and

      (e) international best practice.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

15

Page     4,     line     23     [Clause     5],     leave out from beginning to 'may' in line 24 and insert—

    '(1)   If no management scheme has been established for a marine site of special interest, the confirming authority'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

16

Page     4,     line     24     [Clause     5],     leave out 'the relevant marine authorities, or any of them,' and insert 'any one or more of the bodies mentioned in section 4(2)'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

17

Page     4,     line     26     [Clause     5],     leave out 'for a marine site of special interest'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

65

Page     4,     line     26     [Clause     5],     at end insert ', after due consultation with those subject to notification under section 1(1) and the appropriate nature conservation body'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

18

Page     4,     line     27     [Clause     5],     after 'Directions', insert 'under subsection (1)'.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

66

Page     4,     line     27     [Clause     5],     after 'Directions', insert 'shall comply with international best practice and'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

19

Page     4,     line     30     [Clause     5],     leave out 'relevant marine authorities' and insert 'bodies to which the direction is given'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

20

Page     4,     line     32     [Clause     5],     at end insert ';

      ( ) provide that the approval of the confirming authority is required before the scheme is established.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

21

Page     4,     line     32     [Clause     5],     at end insert ';

      ( ) require the body or bodies to which the direction is given to supply to the confirming authority such information concerning the establishment or operation of the scheme as may be specified in the direction.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

22

Page     4,     line     33     [Clause     5],     leave out from beginning to 'may' in line 34 and insert 'The confirming authority'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

23

Page     4,     line     34     [Clause     5],     leave out 'relevant marine authorities, or any of them,' and insert 'body or bodies which established a management scheme'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

24

Page     4,     line     35     [Clause     5],     leave out 'a management scheme for a marine site of special interest' and insert 'the scheme'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

25

Page     4,     line     37     [Clause     5],     leave out 'shall' and insert 'must'.


   

Mr Michael Meacher

26

Page     5,     line     2     [Clause     6],     after 'may', insert ', with the consent of the confirming authority,'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

27

Page     5,     line     3     [Clause     6],     leave out 'under' and insert—

    '(2)   Subsections (2) to (4), and (10) and (11) of'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

28

Page     5,     line     4     [Clause     6],      after 'reserves)', insert 'have effect in relation to byelaws made under this section as respects a marine site of special interest as they have effect in relation to byelaws made under that section as respects a marine nature reserve.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

29

Page     5,     line     5     [Clause     6],     leave out from beginning to end of line 7 and insert—

    '(3)   Sections 236 to 238 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) (which relate to the procedure for making byelaws, authorise byelaws to impose fines and provide for the proof of byelaws in legal proceedings) have effect in relation to byelaws made under this section as if the appropriate nature conservation body were a local authority within the meaning of that Act.

    (4)   In relation to byelaws made under this section, those sections apply subject to any modifications made by the confirming authority by regulations made by statutory instrument (including modifications increasing the maximum fines which the byelaws may impose).

    (5)   A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Secretary of State under subsection (4) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

    (6)   The confirming authority may, after consultation with the appropriate nature conservation body, direct the body—

      (a) to revoke any byelaws previously made under this section; or

      (b) to make such amendments of byelaws so made as may be specified in the direction.

    (7)   The appropriate nature conservation body has power to enforce byelaws made under this section.

    (8)   Except with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions, proceedings for an offence under byelaws made under this section may not be taken other than by the appropriate nature conservation body.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

38

Page     5,     line     12,     leave out Clause 7.

   

Mr Andrew Dismore

67

Page     5,     line     19     [Clause     7],     at end insert 'or

      (c) any river estuary'.


   

Mr Andrew Dismore

68

Page     6,     line     9     [Clause     9],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


 
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