Amendments 103 and 104

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill - Report (3rd Day) – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 18 July 2023.

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Baroness Scott of Bybrook:

Moved by Baroness Scott of Bybrook

103: Clause 143, page 172, line 19, leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “an appropriate authority”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment is consequential to the amendment to Clause 143 at line 36 on page 171 in the Minister’s name.

104: Clause 143, page 172, line 20, leave out from “to” to end of line 21 and insert “—(a) in the case of regulations made by the Secretary of State acting alone or jointly with a devolved authority or by the Welsh Ministers acting alone, the current environmental improvement plan (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Environment Act 2021),(b) in the case of regulations made by a Northern Ireland department acting alone, the current environmental improvement plan (within the meaning of Schedule 2 to that Act), or(c) in the case of regulations made by the Scottish Ministers acting alone, the current environmental policy strategy (within the meaning of section 47 of the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021) (asp 4).”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment includes a reference to the definition of “environmental improvement plan” in relation to regulations made by a Northern Ireland department acting alone and to the environmental policy strategy in relation to regulations made by the Scottish Ministers acting alone.

Amendments 103 and 104 agreed.

Clause 147: Safeguards: non-regression, international obligations and public engagement