Marine Bill Notice of Amendments tabled on 23 April 2013 for Consideration Stage

New Clause

Before clause 1 insert -

‘PART A1

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable Development

A1.—(1) Nothing in this Act affects the duty of the Department under section 25 of the Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 to exercise its functions in accordance with that section.

(2) Accordingly, the Department must in exercising its functions under this Act—

(a)  act in the way it considers best calculated to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development in Northern Ireland, except to the extent that it considers that any such action is not reasonably practicable in all the circumstances of the case; and

(b) have regard to any strategy or guidance relating to sustainable development issued by the Department.’

Ms Anna Lo

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