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Clause 60 - Functions of Broads Authority and others in relation to the Broads

Part of Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 30th June 2005.

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Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity) 9:45 am, 30th June 2005

I beg to move amendment No. 142, in clause 60, page 24, line 13, leave out

‘by grants under section 15 of the 1988 Act’ and insert—

‘otherwise than by means of —

(a)charges of a kind mentioned in section 13(1) of the 1988 Act, or

(b)levies under section 14(1) of the 1988 Act.’.

The intention of subsection (4) was to prevent any increase in spending arising from the rewording of the first two purposes, which did not relate to navigation, from falling on either the local authorities and council tax payers or on the navigation toll payers. However, the original wording went a little too wide and might also have precluded a number of other sources of funding. The amendment will focus protection on the two specific groups to which the provision was always meant to apply: local authorities and the toll payers.