Greater London Authority Bill -
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Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
251     Page 206, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  The Mayor shall appoint as members of Transport for London--
    (a)  a person who has personal experience of being a disabled person; and
    (b)  a person who is an older person.")
 
252     Page 207, line 2, at end insert-- 
 ("Disabled and older persons' forum 
        .  The members of Transport for London appointed pursuant to paragraph 2(3A) shall be supported and informed by a forum consisting of representatives of disabled and older people.") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
253     Page 209, line 22, leave out ("not") 
254     Page 209, leave out line 26 
  
Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
255     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.")
 
  
After Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
256     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
 
257     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 section 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.")
 
258     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
 
259     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 to 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
 
260     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.")
 
261     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.")
 
262     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
 
263     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
 
264     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
 
265     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
 
266     Page 77, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  This section shall be interpreted subject to section 150 below.")
 
  
Clause 148
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
267     Page 79, line 2, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
268     Page 79, line 13, at end insert (", and
    (e)  the effect of the proposal on disabled and older people")
 
  
Clause 149
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
269     Page 79, line 35, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
270     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 SWINFEN
 
271     Page 80, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In preparing or revising the guidance document the Mayor shall consult--
    (a)  the commissioner or commissioners of police affected;
    (b)  the London borough councils and the Common Council of the City of London;
    (c)  the London Transport Users' Committee;
    (d)  organisations of disabled and older people; and
    (e)  any other person whom Transport for London considers it appropriate for the Mayor to consult.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
272     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.")
 
  
Clause 151
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
273     Page 80, line 27, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 152
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
274     Page 81, line 16, at end insert (", or
    (d)  any officer or employee or member of a company having business with the Authority or with Transport for London, or any company in which Transport for London has an interest, which generates revenue in any twelve month period (measured according to generally accepted principles of accounting) in excess of £10,000, or any officer or employee of any company under the control of such a company or which is controlled by a company which also controls such a company")
 
  
Clause 153
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
275     Page 81, line 30, at end insert ("provided that no condition shall be operated if it contains or requires features which are neither essential nor reasonably incidental to the purpose of providing a safe, economic and efficient bus service for passengers") 
276     Page 82, line 18, at end insert ("or that the condition in question contains or requires features which are neither essential nor reasonably incidental to the purpose of providing a safe, economic and efficient bus service for passengers") 
 
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