Clause 43 - Clean-up costs

Part of Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:15 am on 25th January 2005.

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Photo of David Taylor David Taylor Labour/Co-operative, North West Leicestershire 10:15 am, 25th January 2005

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 115, in clause 43, page 38, line 20, at end insert—

'(4) The Secretary of State shall make regulations such that where an offence has been committed under section 33 of that Act and no order is made to provide compensation for clean up costs incurred following that offence, the landowner shall not be liable for the clean up costs provided that he took reasonable steps to prevent the offence.'.