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Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish moved Amendment No. 167:


Page 42, line 18, at end insert ("or localities").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I have already spoken to this amendment. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

[Amendment No. 168 not moved.]

Lord Henley moved Amendment No. 169:


Page 42, line 29, after ("section") insert ("3(9)").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I spoke to this amendment with Amendment No. 14 on Tuesday. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish moved Amendment No. 170:


Page 42, line 35, at end insert:
("( ) Nothing in section 28(5), 46(6) or 53(5) affects the powers conferred by subsections (2) and (3).").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I have already spoken to this amendment. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 60 [Interpretation]:

Lord Henley moved Amendment No. 171:


Page 42, line 36, at end insert:
(""accessibility certificate" means a certificate issued under section 47(1) (a);").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I move Amendment No. 171 and speak to Amendments Nos. 172, 174, 174A, 175, 176, 177 and 178. Amendment No. 174A is a consequential amendment to Clause 60 resulting from the inclusion of trade organisations and clarifies the meaning of "benefits" for the purpose of Part II of the Bill. The remaining amendments to Clause 60, beginning with Amendment No. 171, are consequential amendments dealing with the interpretation of the terms which have been introduced in the transport clauses. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Lord Henley moved Amendments Nos. 172 to 174A:


Page 42, leave out line 37.
Page 42, line 38, at end insert:
(""approval certificate" means a certificate issued under section 48(4);").
Page 42, line 38, at end insert:
(""benefits", in Part II, has the meaning given in section 4(4);").

On Question, amendments agreed to.

[Amendment No. 174B not moved.]

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Lord Henley moved Amendments Nos. 175 to 178:


Page 43, line 22, at end insert:
(""PSV accessibility regulations" means regulations made under section 46(1);").
Page 43, line 24, at end insert:
(""rail vehicle accessibility regulations" means regulations made under section 53(1);").
Page 43, line 28, leave out from (""taxi"") to end of line 30 and insert ("and "regulated taxi" have the meaning given in section 27;").
Page 43, line 30, at end insert:
(""taxi accessibility regulations" means regulations made under section 27(1);").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I spoke to these amendments with Amendment No. 171. I beg to move.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Lord Henley moved Amendment No. 179:


Page 43, line 30, at end insert:
(""trade organisation" has the meaning given in section (Discrimination by trade organisations).").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I spoke to this amendment with Amendment No. 51. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clause 62 [Short title, commencement, extent etc]:

Lord Mackay of Ardbrecknish moved Amendments Nos. 180 and 181:


Page 44, line 8, leave out ("and (5)") and insert (", (5) and (6A)").
Page 44, line 17, at end insert:
("(6A) In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 and in Part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (bodies whose members are disqualified) in each case insert at the appropriate places—
"The National Disability Council."
"The Northern Ireland Disability Council."").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, I have already spoken to these amendments. I beg to move.

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 7 [Modifications of this Act in its Application to Northern Ireland]:

Lord Henley moved Amendment No. 182:


Page 55, leave out line 11 and insert:
("(2) In section (taxi accessibility regulations) (5) for the definition of "taxi" substitute—
""taxi" means a vehicle which—
(a) is licensed under Article 61 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 to stand or ply for hire; and
(b) seats not more than 8 passengers in addition to the driver.").

The noble Lord said: My Lords, in moving this amendment I shall speak to Amendments Nos. 183 to 195. As the House will be aware, Northern Ireland has its own separate body of legislation and administrative structures. Schedule 7 sets out modifications to the provisions of the Bill so that they fit in with existing Northern Ireland legislation and structures. These amendments contain some further modifications to Schedule 7 and ensure that the provisions of the Bill are implemented in Northern Ireland as in the rest of the United Kingdom. For those reasons I invite the House to accept them. I beg to move.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

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Lord Henley moved Amendments Nos. 183 to 195:


Page 55, line 16, after second ("the") insert ("taxi").
Page 55, line 18, leave out from ("apply") to end of line 22 and insert ("if, immediately before the grant of the licence, such a licence is in force with respect to the vehicle.").
Page 55, line 33, at end insert:
(" .—(1) In section (PSV accessibility regulations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (PSV accessibility regulations) (5) for the definition of "public service vehicle" substitute—
""public service vehicle" means a vehicle which—
(a) seats more than 8 passengers in addition to the driver; and
(b) is a public service vehicle for the purposes of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;".
(3) In section (PSV accessibility regulations) (8) for the words from "the Disabled" to the end substitute "such representative organisations as it thinks fit".
.—(1) In section (Accessibility certificates) (2) for "Secretary of State" substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Accessibility certificates) for subsections (3) and (4) substitute—
"(3) Any person who uses a regulated public service vehicle in contravention of this section is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.".
.—(1) In section (Approval certificates) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Approval certificates) (1) for "he" substitute "it".
(3) In section (Approval certificates) (6) for "his" substitute "its".
. In section (Special authorisations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
.—(1) In section (Reviews and appeals) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Reviews and appeals) (2) for "him" substitute "it".
(3) In section (Reviews and appeals) (6) for "he" substitute "it" and for "his" substitute "its".
.—(1) In section (Fees) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Fees) (2) for "him" substitute "it" and at the end add "of Northern Ireland".
.—(1) In section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (6) in the definition of "rail vehicle" for the words "on any railway, tramway or prescribed system" substitute "by rail".
(3) Omit section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (7).
(4) In section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (9) for the words from "the Disabled" to the end substitute "such representative organisations as it thinks fit".
.—(1) In section (Exemption from rail vehicle accessibility regulations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Exemption from rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (3) for the words "the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee and such other persons as he" substitute "such persons as it" and for "he" substitute "it".
. Omit section (Offences by bodies corporate etc.) (3).").
Page 59, line 30, at end insert:
("( ) In section 56(5) (a) omit the words from ", the British" to the end.").
(" .—(1) In section (PSV accessibility regulations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".

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(2) In section (PSV accessibility regulations) (5) for the definition of "public service vehicle" substitute—
""public service vehicle" means a vehicle which—
(a) seats more than 8 passengers in addition to the driver; and
(b) is a public service vehicle for the purposes of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;".
(3) In section (PSV accessibility regulations) (8) for the words from "the Disabled" to the end substitute "such representative organisations as it thinks fit".
.—(1) In section (Accessibility certificates) (2) for "Secretary of State" substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Accessibility certificates) for subsections (3) and (4) substitute—
"(3) Any person who uses a regulated public service vehicle in contravention of this section is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.".
.—(1) In section (Approval certificates) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Approval certificates) (1) for "he" substitute "it".
(3) In section (Approval certificates) (6) for "his" substitute "its".
. In section (Special authorisations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
.—(1) In section (Reviews and appeals) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Reviews and appeals) (2) for "him" substitute "it".
(3) In section (Reviews and appeals) (6) for "he" substitute "it" and for "his" substitute "its".
.—(1) In section (Fees) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Fees) (2) for "him" substitute "it" and at the end add "of Northern Ireland".
.—(1) In section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (6) in the definition of "rail vehicle" for the words "on any railway, tramway or prescribed system" substitute "by rail".
(3) Omit section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (7).
(4) In section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (9) for the words from "the Disabled" to the end substitute "such representative organisations as it thinks fit".
.—(1) In section (Exemption from rail vehicle accessibility regulations) for "Secretary of State" wherever it occurs substitute "Department of the Environment".
(2) In section (Exemption from rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (3) for the words "the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee and such other persons as he" substitute "such persons as it" and for "he" substitute "it".
. Omit section (Offences by bodies corporate etc.) (3).").
Page 59, line 31, at end insert:
("( ) omit the definitions of "British Transport Police", "Royal Parks Constabulary" and "United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Constabulary";").
Page 59, line 42, leave out ("and").
Page 59, line 45, at end insert:
(" . Omit section (Application to Parliament)").
Page 60, line 24, at end insert:
("(7) Subsection (1) does not require an order under section (Special authorisations) which applies only to a specified vehicle, or to vehicles of a specified person, to be made by statutory rule.
(8) Nothing in section (PSV accessibility regulations) (6) or (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (5) affects the powers conferred by subsections (2) and (3).").
Page 60, leave out line 27 and insert:
(""accessibility certificate" means a certificate issued under section (Accessibility certificates) (1) (a);").

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Page 60, line 29, at end insert:
(""approval certificate" means a certificate issued under section (Approval certificates) (4);").
Page 60, line 51, at end insert:
(""public service vehicle" and "regulated public service vehicle" have the meaning given in section (PSV accessibility regulations);
"PSV accessibility regulations" means regulations made under section (PSV accessibility regulations) (1);
"rail vehicle" and "regulated rail vehicle" have the meaning given in section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations);
"rail vehicle accessibility regulations" means regulations made under section (Rail vehicle accessibility regulations) (1);").
Page 61, leave out lines 10 to 15 and insert:
(""taxi" and "regulated taxi" have the meaning given in section (Taxi accessibility regulations);
"taxi accessibility regulations" means regulations made under section (Taxi accessibility regulations) (1);

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"vehicle examiner" means an officer of the Department of the Environment authorised by that Department for the purposes of sections (Accessibility certificates) and (Approval certificates);").
Page 61, line 17, at end insert:
("(3) In section 60(6) for "1944" substitute "(Northern Ireland) 1945".").

On Question, amendments agreed to.


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