Amendments made: No. 26, in page 5, line 2, after "may", insert—
', with the consent of the confirming authority,'.
No. 27, in page 5, line 3, leave out "under" and insert—
'(2) Subsections (2) to (4), and (10) and (11) of'.
No. 28, in page 5, line 4, after "reserves)", insert—
'have effect in relation to byelaws made under this section as respects a marine site of special interest as they have effect in relation to byelaws made under that section as respects a marine nature reserve.'.
No. 29, in page 5, line 5, leave out from beginning to end of line 7 and insert—
'(3) Sections 236 to 238 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70) (which relate to the procedure for making byelaws, authorise byelaws to impose fines and provide for the proof of byelaws in
legal proceedings) have effect in relation to byelaws made under this section as if the appropriate nature conservation body were a local authority within the meaning of that Act.
§ (4) In relation to byelaws made under this section, those sections apply subject to any modifications made by the confirming authority by regulations made by statutory instrument (including modifications increasing the maximum fines which the byelaws may impose).
§ (5) A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Secretary of State under subsection (4) is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
§ (6) The confirming authority may, after consultation with the appropriate nature conservation body, direct the body—
- (a) to revoke any byelaws previously made under this section; or
- (b) to make such amendments of byelaws so made as may be specified in the direction.
§ (7) The appropriate nature conservation body has power to enforce byelaws made under this section.
§ (8) Except with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions, proceedings for an offence under byelaws made under this section may not be taken other than by the appropriate nature conservation body.'.—[Mr. Meacher.]