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Report (3rd Day)

Part of Infrastructure Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 10:00 pm on 10th November 2014.

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Photo of Lord Grantchester Lord Grantchester Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 10:00 pm, 10th November 2014

My Lords, as the noble Baroness has stated, this amendment follows from the recommendations made by the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee of your Lordships’ House. It is clear that the availability of statutory safeguards was a matter of considerable concern to a large proportion of respondents to the Government’s consultation exercise. If these safeguards are to be repealed, the proposed regulations should be approved by Parliament after the Government have made a full explanation which has been examined and debated by both Houses. We are pleased that the Government have seen fit to agree that any of these regulations will be made under the affirmative procedure.

Amendment 119B agreed.

Clause 40: Extent

Amendments 120 to 122

Moved by Baroness Verma

120: Clause 40, page 42, line 37, at end insert—

“(1A) In Part 1A (powers of British Transport Police Force)—

(a) section (Powers of British Transport Police Force)(1) extends to England and Wales only, and

(b) section (Powers of British Transport Police Force)(2) extends to England and Wales and Scotland.”

121: Clause 40, page 43, line 1, leave out “22(11)” and insert “22(11) and (12)”

122: Clause 40, page 43, line 2, after “Part” insert “and section 26(6)”

Amendments 120 to 122 agreed.

Amendment 123 not moved.

Amendment 124

Moved by Baroness Verma

124: Clause 40, page 43, line 4, after “38” insert “, section (Renewable heat incentives)”

Amendment 124 agreed.

Clause 41: Commencement

Amendments 125 to 127

Moved by Baroness Verma

125: Clause 41, page 43, line 14, at end insert—

“(1A) Part 1A (powers of British Transport Police Force) comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.”

126: Clause 41, page 43, line 21, leave out “and 18” and insert “, 18 and 26”

127: Clause 41, page 43, line 29, leave out “, 25 and 26” and insert “and 25”

Amendments 125 to 127 agreed.

Amendment 128 not moved.

Amendment 129

Moved by Baroness Verma

129: Clause 41, page 43, line 35, leave out from “28” to “come” and insert “and Schedule 5 come into force on 1 June 2016,

(ab) section 29 and sections 32 to 37”