Carrier Bags Bill Marshalled List of Amendments Further Consideration Stage Tuesday 25 February 2014

Amendments tabled up to 9.30am Thursday, 20 February 2014 and selected for debate

Amendment 1 [Negatived on division]

Clause 9, Page 3, Line 25

After ‘any material’ insert ‘, except bags made wholly or mainly of paper,’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 2 [Negatived on division]

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

Amendment 3 [Not called]

Clause 9, Page 3, Line 35

At end insert -

‘( ) omit head (g);’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 4 [Not called]

Clause 9, Page 3, Line 35

At end insert -

‘( ) omit head (i);’

Mr Jim Allister

Amendment 5 [Made on division]

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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