Carrier Bags Bill - Notice of Amendments tabled on 20 February 2014 for Further Consideration Stage

Clause 9, Page 3, Line 25

After ‘any material’ insert ‘, except a bag made wholly or mainly of paper, hessian material, cotton, cloth or jute,’

Mr Peter Weir
Ms Pam Cameron
Mr Ian McCrea
Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley

New Clause

After clause 9 insert -

‘Report on biodegradable carrier bags

9A.—(1) The Department must, within 18 months of Royal Assent, prepare a report on biodegradable carrier bags.

(2) A report under this section must consider—

(a) the desirability of any exemptions on the grounds of biodegradability from the requirement to charge for carrier bags;

(b) the criteria under which any such exemptions should apply; and

(c) how any exemptions on the grounds of biodegradability proposed in the report would be implemented.

(3) The Department must—

(a) lay a report under this section before the Assembly; and

(b) publish a report under this section in such a manner as it thinks appropriate.’

Mr Peter Weir
Ms Pam Cameron
Mr Ian McCrea
Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley

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