ROAD TRAFFIC REDUCTION
(NATIONAL TARGETS) BILL
Memorandum by the
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
This Memorandum identifies
those provisions of the Road Traffic Reduction (National Targets)
Bill which give powers to make delegated legislation.
Outline and Scope of
The Bill, if enacted,
would lay a duty on the Secretary of State to set and publish
in a report targets for road traffic reduction in England, Wales
and Scotland. However, the Secretary of State is not obliged to
specify targets for road traffic reduction if he considers that
other targets, or other measures, are more appropriate for the
purpose of reducing the adverse impacts of road traffic, but in
that case he shall publish a report explaining his reasoning and
including an assessment of the impact of the other targets or
other measures on road traffic reduction.
Proposals for Subordinate
The Bill makes provision
for the following subordinate legislation.
of the Bill provides
for an Order in Council (to be made under the Northern Ireland
Act 1974) to which the negative resolution procedure is applied,
so that analogous legislation can be introduced in Northern Ireland.
This clause clarifies
the position with regard to Northern Ireland where the subject
matter of this Bill is already a devolved matter.