The Bill updates the 1988 Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act and will give the Authority various new powers. It will combine the Navigation and General Accounts into one fund.
The Bill will enable the Authority to:
- effectively apply the National Boat Safety Scheme to reduce the risk of fire and explosions
- introduce compulsory third party insurance for boats in its area
- license hire boats
- give the Haddiscoe Cut a public right of navigation
- make possible the transfer of responsibility for the navigation on Breydon Water from the Great Yarmouth Port Authority
- make a voluntary agreement to manage water skiing and distinguish between water-skiing and wakeboarding so they can be managed separately
- control pollution from boats
- remove the requirement for a separate Norwich Navigation Officer
- widen the range of bodies which are involved in the appointment of members to the Authority by the Secretary of State.
This Bill has been carried over from the previous Session.
Further information can be found in the Explanatory Memorandum that accompanies the Bill.
Current version of the Bill
The petitioning period in the House of Lords ended on 19 May and 14 petitions were deposited.
This was the last opportunity to petition against the Bill as it has already completed its passage through the House of Commons.
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