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Schedule 18
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
302     Page 250, line 5, leave out paragraph 3 and insert--
 
    ("3.--(1)  A charging scheme may be made by the appropriate charging authority only if it appears necessary for the purposes of--
    (a)  relieving or preventing congestion of traffic on such roads or in the surrounding area, or
    (b)  securing the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of vehicular and other traffic (including pedestrians and cyclists) on such roads or in the surrounding area.
    (2)  If the Authority reasonably considers that a charging scheme needs to be introduced by a London borough or boroughs--
    (a)  because the objectives of the transport strategy cannot otherwise be achieved within the periods specified therein,
    (b)  to achieve the objectives of any charging scheme introduced by the Authority, or
    (c)  to achieve the objectives of any other London borough in introducing or proposing to introduce a charging scheme,
the Authority may invite such London borough or boroughs to introduce a charging scheme for that purpose.
 
    (3)  If any London borough in question shall fail to introduce a suitable charging scheme within a reasonable period the Authority may, following a resolution of the Assembly to that effect, impose such a charging scheme provided that it shall have no power to do so if such charging scheme would conflict with the local implementation plan of that London borough or otherwise have an adverse effect on the provision of public transport or management of traffic or movement of pedestrians and cyclists within Greater London.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
302A     Page 250, line 7, at end insert--
 
("provided always that the Secretary of State shall first have received and published a report from an independent economist on the likely effect on business activity in the area of--
    (a)  the fact of the proposed scheme, and
    (b)  the proposed means of implementing it,
and satisfied himself that there is unlikely to be a significant adverse effect.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
302B*     Page 250, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("3A.  A charging scheme may only be made if the scheme has regard to the capacity of the public transport system to accommodate such increase in its use as may reasonably be anticipated from the establishment and operation of the scheme.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
303     Page 250, line 11, leave out from ("to") to end of line 12 and insert ("the Authority who shall confirm the same unless it--
          (i)  reasonably considers the charging scheme does not comply with paragraph 5 below, or
          (ii)  is likely to have an adverse effect on the provision of public transport or management of traffic or movement of pedestrians and cyclists on any GLA or trunk road or within any other London borough or Greater London as a whole,
in which event it may require the authority concerned to make such modifications to the charging scheme as will meet such objections before it is confirmed.")
 
304     Page 250, leave out lines 15 to 17 and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Before the introduction of any charging scheme or any material changes to any charging scheme the Authority shall--
    (a)  consult, or require the authority making a charging scheme to consult--
          (i)  such organisations representative of users and potential users of transport, motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and disabled persons as the authority concerned reasonably considers appropriate,
          (ii)  any businesses likely to be affected by the charging scheme, and
          (iii)  the emergency services;")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
304A     Page 250, line 29, leave out ("be in conformity with") and insert ("have regard to") 
304B     Page 250, line 36, leave out ("or require") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
305     Page 251, line 5, at end insert ("; and
    (e)  specify the objectives the charging scheme is intended to achieve (in this Schedule "the specified objectives").")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
305A     Page 251, line 10, leave out from ("determine") to end of line 11 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
305B     Page 251, line 41, at end insert--
    ("(  )  different distances travelled;")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
306     Page 251, line 43, leave out from ("regard") to second ("the") in line 44 and insert ("shall only be had to the minimum charge reasonably necessary to secure the specified objectives of the scheme or, if higher, the reasonable costs of implementing") 
307     Page 252, line 2, after ("scheme") insert ("shall make provision for exemptions from charge in respect of--
    (  )  disabled persons,
    (  )  motor vehicles taking children of under secondary school age to school or school functions,
    (  )  school buses on school business,
    (  )  doctors and nurses when on duty or on call,
    (  )  emergency and hospital vehicles in the course of their duties, and
    (  )  motorbikes,
and in other cases")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
308     Page 252, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A charging scheme shall include an exemption scheme for disabled people and transport services for disabled people drawn up in consultation with organisations of disabled people.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
308A*     Page 252, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("11A.  The Mayor and Assembly shall make an exemption scheme for disabled people drawn up in consultation with organisations representing disabled people.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
309     Page 252, line 11, at end insert ("but such penalty charges shall not be more than is reasonably necessary to secure the specified objectives of the scheme") 
310     Page 252, line 20, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
BY THE LORD BERKELEY
 
310A     Page 253, line 17, leave out from beginning to third ("the") in line 18 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
311     Page 253, line 17, leave out from beginning to ("be") in line 19 and insert ("The net proceeds of any charging scheme shall") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
311XA*     Page 253, line 17, leave out from ("scheme") to third ("the") in line 18 
311YA*     Page 253, line 18, leave out ("ten") and insert ("thirty five") 
  
BY THE LORD BERKELEY
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
311ZA     Page 253, line 19, leave out (", during the scheme's initial period,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
311ZAA*       Page 253, line 24, leave out from beginning to ("the") 
311ZAB*       Page 253, line 29, leave out sub-paragraph (4) 
311ZAC*       Page 253, line 32, leave out ("ten") and insert ("thirty five") 
311ZAD*       Page 253, line 37, leave out sub-paragraph (7) 
311ZAE*       Page 253, line 42, leave out ("ten") and insert ("thirty five") 
311ZAF*       Page 254, line 8, leave out ("Authority") and insert ("Mayor and Assembly") 
311ZAG*       Page 254, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  In determining the amount payable by the Secretary of State pursuant to section 86 of this Act, no account shall be taken of any sums which are attributable to the net proceeds of any charging scheme.")
 
311ZAH*       Page 254, line 33, at end insert ("or provision for pedestrians or cyclists") 
311ZAJ*       Page 254, line 44, leave out paragraph 19 
311ZAK*       Page 254, line 47, leave out ("ten") and insert ("thirty five") 
311ZAL*       Page 254, line 48, leave out ("ten") and insert ("thirty five") 
311ZAM*       Page 255, line 1, leave out ("tenth") and insert ("thirty fifth") 
311ZAN*       Page 255, line 32, leave out paragraph 21 
311ZAP*       Page 255, line 39, leave out ("ten") and insert ("thirty five") 
311ZAQ*       Page 255, line 40, leave out ("ten") and insert ("thirty five") 
311ZAR*       Page 255, line 43, leave out ("tenth") and insert ("thirty fifth") 
  
BY THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
311A     Page 260, line 10, at end insert ("in respect of any Authority-wide scheme") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
312     Page 261, line 4, at end insert-- 
 ("Measures preceding charging schemes 
     39.  Notwithstanding any other provision in this Schedule, in order to facilitate a reduction in private road usage and thereby improve the environment of Greater London, no charging scheme shall come into operation, and no variation of an existing charging scheme shall take effect, unless and until--
    (a)  the authority proposing to make or vary that charging scheme provides a projection, derived on reasonable grounds, supported by objective evidence, and verified by independent experts, of the likely reduction in private traffic in the charging area (measured in terms of persons travelling, and volume of goods conveyed, at particular times) which will occur as a result of the introduction or variation of such a charging scheme;
    (b)  Transport for London has taken measures to ensure that the capacity of public transport services serving the charging area in question (measured in like terms) will have increased by an amount at least equal to that reduction in private traffic; and
    (c)  the measures taken by Transport for London have come into effect before the introduction or variation of the charging scheme in queston,
and for the avoidance of doubt no increase in the capacity of any public transport service may be counted for the purposes of this paragraph in respect of a particular charging scheme if it has already been counted in respect of another charging scheme or a licensing scheme within the meaning of Schedule 19 to this Act.")
 
  
Clause 229
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
312YA*       Page 126, line 16, at beginning insert ("With the majority agreement of the members of the Assembly,") 
312ZA*       Page 126, line 16, at beginning insert ("Where the revenue raised is to be invested solely and exclusively in better provision for public transport, cycling and walking in Greater London,") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
312A     Page 126, line 17, leave out ("the Authority,") and insert ("Transport for London,") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
313     Page 126, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The purpose of any licensing scheme established pursuant to this section shall be to encourage the use by individuals of public passenger transport services in preference to other forms of transport.
 
    (  )  Regulations issued to give effect to any such licensing scheme shall be drafted, applied and interpreted in the light of this purpose, and any feature of or provision within any purported regulations which is neither essential nor reasonably incidental to such purpose shall be void and of no effect.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD SWINFEN
 
314     Page 126, line 23, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  For the purposes of this section and Schedule 19, in respect of any workplace parking licensing scheme, the Secretary of State shall prescribe the workplace parking places that shall be exempted from any licensing charges by virtue of their proposed use by vehicles used by people with prescribed disabilities.")
 
  
After Clause 229
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
315     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  No licensing scheme may be established pursuant to section 229 above unless research has been conducted into the likely impact of such scheme on the patterns of road usage including--
    (a)  usage of roads other than the road or roads in question, whether within the local authority area covered by the proposed scheme or not, and
    (b)  the consequent likely effect upon the environment and the quality of life of the residents of any area.
    (2)  The results of the research conducted pursuant to subsection (1) above shall be available at no charge to members of the public and published electronically by the charging body in a form capable of access by members of the public.")
Research into impact of licensing scheme to be conducted and made available.
316     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The purpose of any licensing scheme established pursuant to section 229 above shall be to encourage the use by individuals of public passenger transport services in preference to other forms of transport and thereby improve the environment of and quality of life in Greater London.
 
    (2)  In order to fulfil the purpose set out in subsection (1) above no licensing scheme shall be established pursuant to section 229(1) above which imposes a charge for the grant of any license unless it contains a provision for the Authority or any London borough council or the Common Council, as is appropriate (in this Chapter "the licensing body"), to make payments to any resident (including the occupier of any business premises) of the area over which they have authority.
 
    (3)  The payments referred to in subsection (2) above shall be calculated, as far as is reasonably practicable, to be equal to the charges which would be borne by a person using the license in question no more than the average during a twelve month period, and the charging body shall review the level of payments each year to ensure that the purpose in subsection (1) is fulfilled.
 
    (4)  In order to calculate the payments referred to in subsection (2) above, no licensing scheme may be established pursuant to section 229 unless the licensing body in question has first conducted research over at least three months into the level of use of workplace parking places in the area in question including such information as the number of persons using such workplace parking places, the length of time such workplace parking places are occupied, the frequency with which the workplace parking places in question are used, the nature of the motor vehicles used, and the distance travelled by them within the relevant area as part of a comprehensive parking management policy.
 
    (5)  Where the research conducted pursuant to subsection (4) above indicates to a licensing body that the payments required by subsection (2) above cannot be calculated with reasonable accuracy, then no licensing scheme relating to the area in question may be established pursuant to section 229.")
Licensing scheme: purpose.
 
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