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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 31st January 2002

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


TRAVEL CONCESSIONS (ELIGIBILITY) BILL [LORDS], AS AMENDED

NEW CLAUSES

Reimbursement

   

Mrs Theresa May
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Christopher Chope

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       '. The Secretary of State shall reimburse each local authority for the full and actual cost of any concessionary fares scheme by special or specific grant rather than through the Standard Spending Assessment.'.


Saving for existing schemes

   

Mr Don Foster

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       '. It is hereby declared that nothing in this Act shall inhibit the operation of any existing travel concession scheme, whether statutory or otherwise.'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mrs Theresa May
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Malcolm Moss

1

Page     1,     line     5     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In section 94(1) of the Transport Act 1985 (administration of schemes: reimbursement, etc), after paragraph (a), there is inserted—

      "(aa) the method by which the authority is to be reimbursed, whether through the Revenue Support Grant or otherwise, in respect of the administration of a travel concession scheme.".'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mrs Theresa May
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Malcolm Moss

2

Page     1,     line     5     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In section 94(1) of the Transport Act 1985 (administration of schemes: reimbursement, etc), after paragraph (a), there is inserted—

      "(aa) the method by which the authority is to be reimbursed, whether through the Revenue Support Grant or otherwise, in respect of any expenditure arising from the operation of the Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Act 2002.".'.

   

Mr Don Foster

4

Page     1,     line     21     [Clause     1],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Subsections (1) to (4) above shall not affect the operation of any travel concession scheme more generous than that provided by section 145(1) (mandatory concessions outside Greater London) of the Transport Act 2000 and by section 242 (requirements as to scope of concessions which must be given if free travel scheme is not to have effect) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 as amended by section 151(12) (concessions inside Greater London) of the Transport Act 2000.'.


   

Mrs Theresa May
Mr Eric Pickles
Mr Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
Mr Malcolm Moss
Mr Christopher Chope

3

Page     2,     line     5     [Clause     2],     leave out from 'on' to end of line 7 and insert 'the day six months after Royal Assent has been signified to the Act.'.


 
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