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Clause 33
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 19, line 36, at end insert ("and
    (  )  the health strategy prepared and published under section (The Health Strategy Group for London).")
 
     Page 20, line 7, leave out from beginning to ("national") 
     Page 20, line 8, leave out ("with") 
  
After Clause 33
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  There shall be a Health Strategy Group for London.
 
    (2)  The Health Strategy Group for London shall have--
    (a)  the function of providing advice to the Mayor on the contents and implementation of the health strategy; and
    (b)  such other functions as may be conferred or imposed on, or made exercisable by them by or under any other enactment, whenever passed or made.
    (3)  The Health Strategy Group for London shall formulate and submit to the Mayor and Assembly a draft strategy containing proposed policies with respect to health in Greater London.
 
    (4)  As soon as reasonably practicable after the draft strategy has been submitted, the Mayor and Assembly shall prepare and publish a document to be known as the "health strategy"
 
    (5)  The Health Strategy Group for London shall keep the health strategy under review and may submit proposed revisions of it to the Mayor.")
The Health Strategy Group for London.
  
Clause 34
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 20, line 44, at end insert ("and have regard to the views of") 
  
Clause 35
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 21, line 27, after ("strategy") insert ("and draft strategy") 
     Page 21, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  A copy of each such strategy shall be sent to each principal library in Greater London and be made available for inspection in each principal library.
 
    (5)  In this section "principal library" means the main library in each London Borough.")
 
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 22, line 24, after ("year") insert ("and at least ten working days before the debate to be held under section 39 below") 
     Page 22, line 40, after ("Assembly") insert ("so it may debate the report") 
  
Clause 39
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 22, line 45, leave out ("to be known as a "State of London debate"") 
     Page 23, line 3, leave out ("April, May or June") and insert ("September, October or November") 
  
Clause 40
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 23, line 13, leave out ("to be known as a "People's Question Time"") 
  
Clause 41
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 23, line 31, leave out ("appointed by the Mayor") and insert ("elected by the Assembly") 
     Page 23, line 33, leave out ("must") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 23, line 35, leave out ("Mayor appoints") and insert ("Assembly elects") 
     Page 23, line 39, leave out ("appointed") and insert ("elected") 
     Page 24, line 4, at end insert ("; or
    (d)  the Assembly votes by a two-thirds majority to remove the Deputy Mayor from office")
 
     Page 24, line 6, leave out ("reappointment") and insert ("re-election") 
  
Clause 51
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 27, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Assembly may also require the Secretary of State, or any person who has within the three years prior to the date of the requirement been the Secretary of State, to attend proceedings of the Assembly for the purpose of explaining and justifying any guidance or direction given by him under this Act.")
 
  
Clause 53
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
     Page 30, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(2)  If the Secretary of State issues any order under this section, he shall be required to appear before the Assembly in person to explain his reasons for issuing the order.")
 
  
Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 72, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  In exercising his powers under section 133(1) above to determine the matters specified in subsection (2)(a) above, the Mayor shall ensure that the general level of fares to be charged for public passenger transport services by Transport for London at any time after this Act comes into force is no more than the general level 12 months previous to that time increased by a percentage equal to the control rate.
 
    (4)  In subsection (3) above the control rate shall be at any time the number of percentage points by which the most recently available figure for the retail prices index has increased on the retail prices index for the month 12 months previous to that figure, less the factor X.
 
    (5)  In subsection 4 above--
    (a)  the retail prices index" is the general index of retail prices (for all items) published by the Office for National Statistics, and if that index is not published for a month which is relevant for the provisions of this section then this section shall be construed as referring to any substitute index or index figures published by that Office; and
    (b)  the factor X" shall, prior to 1 April 2002, be equivalent to two percentage points, and on or after 1 April 2002 shall be equivalent to four percentage points.")
 
  
Clause 181
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 97, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the avoidance of doubt, in discharging those functions the PPP arbiter shall be acting as an expert and not as an arbitrator under the Arbitration Act 1953.")
 
  
Clause 186
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 99, line 20, at end insert ("provided always that where any PPP agreement requires, implies or presupposes that a relevant body will maintain a particular level of resources to ensure the performance of the agreement, then the PPP arbiter shall take no account of the fact that subsequent to the execution of the agreement the relevant body in question, or any relevant body, failed to maintain that level of resources.") 
     Page 99, line 35, after ("to") insert ("give priority to the objective in subsection (3) above (efficiency and economy) and in making his decision the PPP arbiter shall") 
  
Before Clause 193
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Insert the following new Clause--
 
    ("  .  No agreement made under section 193 shall reduce provisions for concessionary fares that exist on the day before this Act comes into force.")
 
  
Clause 193
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 102, line 37, leave out from ("below,") to ("enter") in line 38 and insert ("each London authority (other than the Common Council) shall, either on its own account or jointly with any other local authority, and any local authority may, within six months of the establishment of Transport for London,") 
  
After Clause 196
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for and in connection with the provision of transport facilities and services provided for the purpose of meeting the needs of disabled persons resident in Greater London.")Disabled persons' transport services.
  
After Clause 205
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A person shall not smoke or carry lighted tobacco in a London taxi where passengers are by means of a prescribed notice informed that smoking is prohibited.
 
    (2)  For the purposes of this section, "prescribed notice" means a notice or marking of such type, and displayed in or on a London taxi in such manner, as the Secretary of State may by order prescribe.
 
    (3)  A passenger who contravenes subsection (1) may be required by the driver to leave a London taxi and, where the passenger refuses to comply with that requirement, may be removed by the driver or, on the request of the driver, by a constable.
 
    (4)  Nothing in subsection (3) shall be taken to relieve a passenger from the obligation to any pay fare and where a passenger is required to leave or is removed from a London taxi in accordance with that subsection before reaching his destination he shall be liable to pay the fare up to the point where he is required to leave or is removed from that taxi.
 
    (5)  A person who--
    (a)  contravenes subsection (1),
    (b)  refuses to comply with a requirement made in accordance with subsection (3), or
    (c)  resists lawful removal in accordance with that subsection,
is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
 
    (6)  Notwithstanding the provisions of any enactment requiring certain hirings to be accepted, it shall be lawful for the driver of a London taxi bearing a prescribed notice to refuse to carry a passenger who is smoking or carrying lighted tobacco.
Smoking in London taxis.
     (7)  In this section "London taxi" means a hackney carriage licensed under section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869.")1869 c. 115.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A person shall not smoke or carry lighted tobacco in a taxi or private hire vehicle where passengers are by means of a prescribed notice informed that smoking is prohibited.
 
    (2)  For the purposes of this section, "prescribed notice" means a notice or marking of such type, and displayed in or on a taxi or private hire vehicle in such manner, as the Secretary of State may by order prescribe.
 
    (3)  A passenger who contravenes subsection (1) may be required by the driver to leave a taxi or private hire vehicle and, where the passenger refuses to comply with that requirement, may be removed by the driver or, on the request of the driver, by a constable.
 
    (4)  A person who--
    (a)  contravenes subsection (1),
    (b)  refuses to comply with a requirement made in accordance with subsection (3), or
    (c)  resists lawful removal in accordance with that subsection,
is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.
 
    (5)  Notwithstanding the provisions of any enactment requiring certain hirings to be accepted, it shall be lawful for the driver of a taxi bearing a prescribed notice to refuse to carry a passenger who is smoking or carrying lighted tobacco.
 
    (6)  In this section--
Smoking in London taxis and PHVs.
 
    private hire vehicle" means a vehicle licensed under the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998; and
1998 c. 34.
 
    taxi" means a hackney carriage licensed under section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869.")
1869 c. 115.
  
Schedule 18
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 253, line 17, leave out from beginning to ("be") in line 19 and insert ("The net proceeds of any charging scheme shall") 
  
Schedule 19
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 266, line 43, leave out from beginning to ("be") in line 45 and insert ("The net proceeds of any licensing scheme shall") 
  
Clause 237
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 129, line 30, leave out subsection (8) and insert--
 
    ("(8)  The Mayor of London must obtain the agreement of the London Assembly.
 
    (8A)  Removal under Schedule 2 shall be subject to approval by two thirds of the London Assembly.")
 
     Page 129, line 34, leave out from ("Agency") to end of line 38 and insert--
    ("(a)  one of whom is an elected member of the London Assembly,
    (b)  one of whom is an elected member of the Common Council of the City of London, and
    (c)  one of whom is an elected member of a London borough council.")
 
     Page 129, line 34, leave out ("or were at the time of their appointment,") 
     Page 130, line 1, leave out ("who appear to the Mayor to be persons") 
     Page 130, line 6, leave out ("appears to the Mayor to be a person who") 
     Page 130, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Proposed members shall complete a declaration detailing their business interests, whether they have been made bankrupt, been a party to a voluntary arrangements, whether there are any judgements against them, whether they have been convicted of any offence involving fraud or dishonesty or an offence under legislation (whether or not of the United Kingdom) relating to companies (including insider dealing), building societies, banking or other financial services, or if they have been disqualified as a director or of any other material information, and this declaration should be publicly available for inspection one month before appointment.")
 
 
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