HC Deb 02 July 1982 vol 26 c1189

Lords amendment: No. 205, in page 75, line 18, leave out "and".

Mr. Macfarlane

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this we may take Lords amendments Nos. 206 to 214.

Mr. Macfarlane

The purpose of amendment No. 206 is to extend the scope of schedule 5 to walkways created under local Acts. Such walkways—unlike those created in pursuance of section 35 of the Highways Act 1980, to which the schedule already applies—are not necessarily situated over, through or under buildings, or structures attached to buildings, and are not necessarily highways. It is considered desirable that the schedule should also apply to such walkways.

Amendment No. 205 is consequential on amendment No. 206. Amendment No. 207 defines "local Act walkway" for the purpose of amendment No. 206.

Amendment No. 208 is designed partly to improve the drafting of the schedule by transferring the definition of "walkway consent" from clause 115G to clause 115A(2) where it more suitably belongs and partly to provide that the reference to "walkway consent" shall relate to local Act walkways as well as to those walkways defined in section 35(2) of the 1980 Act. The slight differences in the meanings of "walkway consent" as it applies to the two kinds of walkway reflect the somewhat different nature of the two creatures to which I referred when speaking to amendment No. 206.

Amendment No. 213 is consequential on amendment No. 208.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 206 to 214 agreed to.

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