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B1021 – British Waterways Act 1995 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Second Reading) Watch

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    B1021 – British Waterways Act 1995 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (Second Reading), TSR Government
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    Make provisions to reduce the negative effects of the original Act education and work.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1 Amendment

    1) To section 17(3) of the British Waterways Act 1993 shall be appended: "(ii)(a) Exceptions may be made in cases where: The attendance of students below the age of eighteen to an educational institution, or travel of adults to a place of work, would be substantially impeded by such navigation as described above. In this case, a period of two years shall be granted to satisfy the criteria above."

    2 Commencement, Extent and Short Title

    (a) This Act comes into effect on 1 January 2017.
    (b) This Act may be cited as the British Waterways Act 1993 (Amendment).
    (c) This Act applies to the whole of the United Kingdom.


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    The relevant section, at present, reads:
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    16% of Britain's houseboats are classified as continuous cruisers; these lack a home mooring and so are expected to be used, as the name suggests, primarily for 'bona fide navigation'. The Canal and Rivers Trust, which is in charge of the oversight of boats under this status, has used a variety of definitions in its guidance since the passing of the Act and over time has frequently changed the severity of its application. Recently, guidance has been changed to add that 'Unacceptable reasons for staying longer than 14 days in a neighbourhood or locality are a need to stay within commuting distance of a place of work or of study (e.g. a school or college).' The result of this is that many hard-working families suffer due to such changing guidance; this amendment seeks to ensure that workers and families have a legally defined period to seek alternative accommodation, as opposed to the inconsistent notice periods accorded at present. *

    (1) https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/library/633.pdf*
    (2) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36046323

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    Literally a little bit of wording as Krollo is unable to make the changes he needs to at the moment.
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    Sorry I'm a bit confused what the point of this bill actually is?
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    Sorry I'm a bit confused what the point of this bill actually is?
    As am I, I'm not too familiar with living on canals if I'm honest.
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    Sorry I'm a bit confused what the point of this bill actually is?
    I'm confused too.
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    Sorry I'm a bit confused what the point of this bill actually is?
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    As am I, I'm not too familiar with living on canals if I'm honest.
    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    I'm confused too.
    My understanding is basically houseboats with no official permanent mooring are allowed to stay somewhere so the children can consistently go to a single school

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    My understanding is basically houseboats with no official permanent mooring are allowed to stay somewhere so the children can consistently go to a single school

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    So what's the situation at the moment? Can children who live on houseboats not go to school?

    Surely there are logistical problems with boats mooring permanently (space), I'm not an expert on this (I literally have no idea).
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    So what's the situation at the moment? Can children who live on houseboats not go to school?

    Surely there are logistical problems with boats mooring permanently (space), I'm not an expert on this (I literally have no idea).
    Reading the notes tends to be a good starting point

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Reading the notes tends to be a good starting point

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    I did but to be honest it's gobbledegook.

    I'm abstain at the moment.
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    I did but to be honest it's gobbledegook.

    I'm abstain at the moment.
    At the moment work or education is not an acceptable excuse to stay somewhere for more than 14 days

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    At the moment work or education is not an acceptable excuse to stay somewhere for more than 14 days

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    So if a houseboat stays somewhere for more than 14 days do they have to pay rent for the space their boat occupies or something then?
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    So if a houseboat stays somewhere for more than 14 days do they have to pay rent for the space their boat occupies or something then?
    I don't know the details that far, what I've said so far is based purely on the single item before us

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    To summarise, there's been a big swaffoo lately about people who were forced to move along a canal with their houseboats, making it close to impossible for their childrens' education to be stable, among other things.

    I should say, I have no sympathy whatsoever for morons who think that they've found a great way around the costs of every day life by living on a f*cking boat, and even less sympathy for people who are just hippies, but I have great sympathy for their children, and accordingly support this Bill.
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    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    So if a houseboat stays somewhere for more than 14 days do they have to pay rent for the space their boat occupies or something then?
    They pay for a license to be on the water, by not moving on they can loose their license and thus their boat, can be fined large amounts ect.

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    To summarise, there's been a big swaffoo lately about people who were forced to move along a canal with their houseboats, making it close to impossible for their childrens' education to be stable, among other things.

    I should say, I have no sympathy whatsoever for morons who think that they've found a great way around the costs of every day life by living on a f*cking boat, and even less sympathy for people who are just hippies, but I have great sympathy for their children, and accordingly support this Bill.
    What do you have against people who live on a boat??? It's something I might do in the future...
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    They pay for a license to be on the water, by not moving on they can loose their license and thus their boat, can be fined large amounts ect.


    What do you have against people who live on a boat??? It's something I might do in the future...
    Nothing against living on a boat per se, just people who think living on a boat is compatible with being a responsible parent.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Nothing against living on a boat per se, just people who think living on a boat is compatible with being a responsible parent.
    But it teaches children to be safe around water. (Assuming they don't drown first :/).
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    (Original post by Aph)
    But it teaches children to be safe around water. (Assuming they don't drown first :/).
    Oh come on. You must see that's a really flimsy justification.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Oh come on. You must see that's a really flimsy justification.
    I feel like as a child I would have wanted to live on a boat or bus... I can't see how it's bad mind you.
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    (Original post by Aph)
    But it teaches children to be safe around water. (Assuming they don't drown first :/).
    Ummm, most children do that in this thing called " a swimming pool" and not in potentially infected or otherwise dangerous water.

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