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Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill

Greater London Authority Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 123
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 67, line 23, after ("pedestrians") insert ("and cyclists") 
  
Clause 125
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 68, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  No direction by the Secretary of State shall come into force if it is rejected by a resolution of the Assembly.")
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 125 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 127
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 69, line 1, leave out ("section and sections 128 to 132 below") and insert ("Chapter") 
  
Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 69, line 29, leave out ("under section 132 below") 
  
Clause 131
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 71, line 4, leave out ("under section 132 below") 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 131 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 132
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 132 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 209, line 22, leave out ("not") 
     Page 209, leave out line 26 
  
After Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  With effect from the appointed day, Transport for London shall introduce, or procure or facilitate the introduction of, a means by which passengers shall be able to make journeys in Greater London using more than one public passenger transport service having purchased only a single ticket; such ticket shall be a voucher or an electronic card or such other system as appears to Transport for London to be the most reliable, economic and efficient means to effect such journeys.
 
    (2)  The Mayor may issue regulations under this subsection as to the day on which subsection (1) above shall come into effect, provided that the appointed day within that subsection shall be no later than the fifth anniversary of this Act coming into force.")
Introduction of single ticket for journeys in Greater London.
  
Clause 136
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 74, line 31, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Transport for London may not acquire any interest in a company whose shares are quoted on a recognised stock exchange (within the meaning of section 841 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988) or traded on any public market (any such company being in this subsection a "quoted company").
 
    (  ) Where Transport for London acquires an interest in a company which subsequently becomes a quoted company then it shall be permitted such period of time as is reasonable in all the circumstances (being a period not exceeding 2 years beginning on the day when such company first becomes a quoted company) to dispose of such holding for the best price as may be obtainable, and during such period such company shall not be regarded for the purposes of this Part as a company in which Transport for London holds an interest.")
 
     Page 74, line 31, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the avoidance of doubt, Transport for London may only procure any goods and services of a cost in excess of £10,000 (either individually or in aggregate over any twelve month period) from persons after a process of competitive tendering has taken place, such tenders in an abbreviated form to be available for inspection by members of the public following the conclusion of the tendering process.")
 
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 215, line 23, leave out from ("the") to end of line 24 and insert ("Mayor, subject always to the provisions of this Act, subscribe for or acquire any securities of a body corporate where those securities are not admitted to listing on any recognised stock exchange (within the meaning of section 841 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988), save that--
    (a)  Transport for London may acquire securities which are listed on a recognised stock exchange where those securities are acquired by it as consideration for the sale of, or in exchange for the transfer of, any assets; and
    (b)  Transport for London may hold securities which subsequently become listed on a recognised stock exchange,
provided that in either case such securities are be disposed of by Transport for London for the best price which may be reasonably obtained by it within two years of becoming so listed.")
 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 75, line 37, at end insert--
    ("(c)  the externally audited accounts required under subsection (3) below, and
    (d)  the projected budget for the next financial year, including the proposals of Transport for London for ensuring that public debt remains at a stable and prudent level.")
 
     Page 75, line 38, leave out subsection (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  The report made under this section in respect of any financial year shall include the following information--
    (a)  financial statements prepared on the basis of generally accepted principles of accounting;
    (b)  the report of external auditors on those financial statements;
    (c)  detailed statistics relating to the efficiency and reliability of the discharge of its functions by Transport for London including (but not limited to)--
          (i)  the number of days during the financial year in which any public passenger transport service was disrupted by any industrial dispute (whether official or otherwise);
          (ii)  the number of cancellations of proposed journeys during the financial year by any public passenger transport service;
          (iii)  the number of routes formerly operated by public passenger transport services closed during the financial year; and
          (iv)  a table disclosing the remuneration of all senior staff employed by, or officers of, Transport for London compiled to the same standards as would apply to a company whose shares where listed on the London Stock Exchange.
    (4)  The report required by this section shall be available to the public at no charge and also published electronically in a form capable of access by members of the general public.
 
    (5)  A summary of the matters referred to in subsection (3) above shall also be published in at least two newspapers circulating in the entire area of Greater London.")
 
     Page 75, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Assembly shall in public session discuss and vote on the report submitted to it by Transport for London; if such report does not receive the support of two thirds of the members of the Assembly then it shall be unlawful for the Authority, or any other person or body, to authorise funding for the financial year following the year to which the report in question relates at a level which is greater than the Authority, or that person or body, provided during the financial year to which the report relates until such time as two thirds of the members of the Assembly voting in public session have approved the report, or a revised report.")
 
  
After Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  . The Assembly shall appoint and fix the remuneration of the external auditors of Transport for London.")External auditors.
  
Clause 141
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 76, line 25, leave out subsection (3) 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 141 stand part of the Bill. 
  
After Clause 141
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Transport for London shall have the duty to maintain at least one office (referred to in this section as a "public access office") in each London borough where members of the public shall be able to obtain information concerning transport facilities to, from and within Greater London.
 
    (2)  The information available at a public access office shall include, but shall not be limited to--
    (a)  the frequency of services within the London bus network,
    (b)  the location of stopping places in Greater London,
    (c)  the frequency of railway services within Greater London,
    (d)  the location of railway stations in Greater London, and
    (e)  information allowing passengers to transit from one public passenger transport service to another.
    (3)  Each public access office shall be open for at least twelve hours each day of the week (including Sundays and bank holidays).
 
    (4)  Transport for London shall ensure that members of the public are able to contact any public access office by means of a telephone call at no cost to the public, or by telephone facsimile.
 
    (5)  Transport for London shall also ensure that the information available at any public access office is also published electronically in a form capable of access by members of the general public.
 
    (6)  Transport for London shall ensure that each public access office is capable of easy access and exit by people with any disability.
 
    (7)  In this section "London bus network" and "stopping place" have the meanings given them in Chapter IV of this Part.")
Public access offices.
  
Clause 145
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 77, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  This section shall be interpreted subject to section 150 below.")
 
  
Clause 149
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 79, line 40, at end insert ("or any local service which is provided or procured in whole, or in part, by a London borough council or a London health authority") 
  
Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
     Page 80, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  This section and section 145 above shall not apply to any London local service (whether proposed as a service to which either a London local service agreement or a London service permit would otherwise apply) which satisfies any of the conditions in subsection (6) below.
 
    (6)  The conditions referred to in subsection (5) above are--
    (a)  the proportion of the route, measured in terms of distance travelled by a bus comprising part of the service, which falls within the area of Greater London does not exceed one half of the total; or
    (b)  the proportion of the stopping places served by the route which fall within the area of Greater London does not exceed one half of the total; or
    (c)  the proportion of passengers in aggregate using the service over a three month period who alight without entering the area of Greater London, or if they enter the area of Greater London neither board nor alight from the service within the area of Greater London, does not exceed, or can be demonstrated with reasonable certainty not to exceed, one half of the total.
    (7) Where a prospective operator of a London local service has reasonable grounds for believing that the test under subsection (6)(c) would be satisfied in regard to that proposed London local service, he may apply for a London service permit of three months duration in order to demonstrate that such test is capable of satisfaction, such permit to commence after the applicant has been given a reasonable period of time to advertise the introduction of the service and if, during that three month period, that test is satisfied, no other London service permit shall be required in respect of that service.")
 
 
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