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After Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
248D*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A London borough council may at any time prepare such revisions as it considers appropriate to the council's local implementation plan.
 
    (2)  Where the Mayor revises the transport strategy under section 33(2) above, each London borough council shall as soon as reasonably practicable after the Mayor has published the transport strategy as revised prepare such revisions to the council's local implementation plan as it considers are necessary in order to implement that strategy in its area.
 
    (3)  Where a London borough council considers that no revisions are required to be prepared under subsection (2) above the council shall notify the Mayor.
 
    (4)  For the purposes of this section, the "local implementation plan", in relation to any London borough council, means whichever of the following has been most recently approved, or as the case may be, prepared, by the Mayor, namely--
    (a)  a local implementation plan prepared by the council and approved by the Mayor under section 128 above;
    (b)  a local implementation plan, as proposed by the council to be revised, approved by the Mayor under that section; and
    (c)  a local implementation plan or revised local implementation plan prepared by the Mayor on behalf of the council.")
Revision.
248E*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In preparing any revisions under section (Revision) above a London borough council shall consult the bodies and persons required to be consulted under subsection (2) of section 127 above, taking the references in paragraph (d) of that subsection and in subsection (5) of that section to the local implementation plan as references to revisions under section (Revision) above.
 
    (2)  Each local implementation plan as proposed to be revised shall include the matters specified in section 127(1) and (3) above.
 
    (3)  The provisions of section 128 above shall apply to a London borough council's local implementation plan as proposed to be revised as they apply to the council's local implementation plan.")
Procedure for revision.
248F*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Where the Mayor has published the transport strategy as revised but it appears to the Mayor that a London borough council has failed--
    (a)  to prepare such revisions to the council's local implementation plan, or
    (b)  to submit to him for approval such a local implementation plan as proposed to be revised,
as the Mayor considers necessary in order to implement in the council's area the transport strategy as revised, the Mayor may issue to the council a direction under section 132 below requiring the council to do so within such period as the Mayor shall specify in the direction.
 
    (2)  Where the Mayor has issued a direction of the kind mentioned in subsection (1) above but the council has not complied with the direction within a reasonable time, the Mayor may prepare a revised local implementation plan on behalf of the council.
 
    (3)  Where the Mayor refuses to approve under subsection (2) of section 128 above a local implementation plan as proposed to be revised, the London borough council which submitted the plan shall prepare new revisions and submit to the Mayor under subsection (1) of that section a new local implementation plan as proposed to be revised, unless the Mayor notifies the council that he intends to exercise his powers under subsection (4) below.
 
    (4)  Where the Mayor--
    (a)  refuses to approve under subsection (2) of section 128 above a local implementation plan as proposed to be revised, and
    (b)  has served on the London borough council who submitted the plan a notice under subsection (3) above,
the Mayor may prepare a revised local implementation plan on behalf of the council.
 
    (5)  In preparing a revised local implementation plan the Mayor shall consult the bodies and persons required to be consulted under subsection (5) of section 129 above, taking the references in paragraphs (a) and (e) of that subsection and in subsection (8) of that section to a local implementation plan prepared on behalf of a London borough council as references to a revised local implementation plan prepared on behalf of such a council.
 
    (6)  A revised local implementation plan prepared by the Mayor under this section shall include the matters specified in section 127(1) and (3) above.
 
    (7)  Where the Mayor prepares a revised local implementation plan on behalf of a London borough council, he may recover from the council as a civil debt any reasonable expenses incurred by him in preparing the plan.")
Power of the Mayor to prepare a revised plan.
  
Clause 130
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
248G*     Page 70, line 27, at end insert (", or a local implementation plan as proposed to be revised,") 
248H*     Page 70, line 29, leave out ("prepared") and insert ("submitted") 
248J*     Page 70, line 31, after ("above") insert ("or, as the case may be, section (Procedure for revision)(2) above") 
248K*     Page 70, line 33, at end insert ("or, as the case may be, section (Procedure for revision)(2) above") 
248L*     Page 70, line 34, after ("plan") insert ("or a revised local implementation plan") 
248M*     Page 70, line 35, after first ("above") insert ("or, as the case may be, section (Power of the Mayor to prepare a revised plan) above") 
248N*     Page 70, leave out line 38 and insert ("approved by the Mayor under section 128 above or, as the case may be, a local implementation plan as proposed to be revised, approved by the Mayor under that section.") 
  
Clause 131
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
248P*     Page 71, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Subsection (1) above applies in relation to a local implementation plan, as proposed to be revised, approved by the Mayor under section 128 above as it applies to a local implementation plan approved by the Mayor under that section.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
249     Page 71, line 4, leave out ("under section 132 below") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
249A*     Page 71, line 15, leave out ("administrative") 
  
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 131 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 132
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
249B*     Page 71, line 26, after ("plan") insert ("or revisions to such a plan") 
249C*     Page 71, line 28, at end insert ("or revisions to such a plan") 
249D*     Page 71, line 29, after (" 127(3)(a)") insert (", (Procedure for revision)(2) or (Power of the Mayor to prepare a revised plan)(6)") 
249E*     Page 71, line 30, after (" 127(3)(b)") insert (", (Procedure for revision)(2) or (Power of the Mayor to prepare a revised plan)(6)") 
249F*     Page 71, line 35, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The reference in subsection (2)(e) above to the local implementation plan includes a reference to--
    (a)  a local implementation plan, as proposed by a London borough council to be revised, approved by the Mayor under section 128 above; and
    (b)  a local implementation plan or revised local implementation plan prepared by the Mayor on behalf of a London borough council.")
 
  
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. 
  
Clause 133
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
250     Page 72, line 4, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Transport for London shall secure the provision of transport services that enable disabled people to have access to the same level of services as all passengers.")
 
  
Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
250A     Page 206, line 13, leave out ("its functions under this Act") and insert ("any of its functions") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
255A     Transpose Clause 135 to after Clause 143 
  
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 WHITTY
 
256A     Page 72, line 43, leave out subsection (1) 
256B     Page 73, line 4, at end insert ("or
    (  )  carrying on such activities together with activities which Transport for London does not have power to carry on.")
 
256C     Page 73, line 30, leave out subsection (6) 
256D     Page 74, line 11, leave out ("subsection (6) above or section") and insert ("section (Provision of public passenger transport)(1) or") 
256E     Page 74, line 29, leave out ("exercise and performance of its functions under this Act") and insert ("discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
  
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.")
 
  
After Clause 136
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
258A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  For the purpose of enabling any person to carry on any activities for which provision is made by an agreement under section 136(3) or (4) above, the Mayor may by order provide for any functions of Transport for London under any statutory provision to be exercisable by that person (whether to the exclusion of or concurrently with Transport for London).
 
    (2)  An order under this section may--
    (a)  provide for the functions to cease to be so exercisable when the activities cease to be carried on by that person (whether by reason of the expiry or termination of the agreement or otherwise); and
    (b)  make such supplementary, incidental and consequential provision as the Mayor considers expedient.
    (3)  The power of the Mayor to make an order under this section includes a power exercisable by order to revoke, amend or re-enact any such order.
 
    (4)  An order made by the Mayor under this section shall not have effect unless and until it is confirmed by an order made by the Secretary of State.
 
    (5)  This section does not apply to any function of Transport for London under this Act or any other statutory provision specifically amended by any provision of this Act.
 
    (6)  Any reference in this section to Transport for London includes a reference to a subsidiary of Transport for London.")
Power of Mayor to transfer functions.
 
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