Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Select Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Marine Planning Area Bill 2021: Committee Stage (Resumed)

Photo of Peter BurkePeter Burke (Longford-Westmeath, Fine Gael)
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I move amendment No. 118:

In page 41, line 31, to delete all words from and including “The” down to and including “satisfied” and substitute the following:
“The Minister may by regulations specify the data to which the Database applies, being data that the Minister is satisfied—”.

Amendments Nos. 118 to 120, inclusive, amend section 34, which provides for the maritime authorisation database. The initiated text inadvertently captured far too broad a range of approvals. It is safer to specify, by regulation, the specific authorisations that will be subject of this chapter. This will also provide greater clarity and certainty for all concerned.