Clause 117 — Grounds for designation of MCZs

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 26th October 2009.

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Photo of Michael Lord Michael Lord Deputy Speaker (Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) 9:30 pm, 26th October 2009

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following: amendment 16, page 79, line 8, leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

Amendment 1, page 79, line 9, at end insert 'only where-

(a) a choice exists between two or more potential MCZs of equal ecological value; and

(b) to do so does not hinder the achievement of the objective in section 123 to create a network.'.

Amendment 43, page 79, line 10, at end insert-

'(7A) In considering the setting of the conservation objectives for the MCZ (under subsection 2) the appropriate authority shall have regard to the economic and social consequences of doing so; particularly in respect of traditional or long established marine activities.'.

Amendment 2, in clause 123, page 82, line 18, at end insert-

'(d) that the network includes highly protected sites.'.

Amendment 19, in clause 125, page 85, line 26, at end insert-

'(11A) In carrying out its duties under this section a public authority must have regard to the social and economic consequences of its acts.'.

Amendment 22, in clause 126, page 86, line 42, at end insert-

'(10A) In carrying out its duties under this section a public authority must have regard to the social and economic consequences of its decisions.'.

Amendment 20, in clause 130, page 88, line 39, leave out '(7)' and insert '(8)'.

Amendment 21, page 89, line 6, at end insert-

'(4A) In drawing up any byelaw under this section the MMO must have regard to any social or economic consequences.'.

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