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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.
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
258B     Page 211, line 6, leave out ("and") and insert--
 
    ("3A.")
 
258C     Page 211, line 7, leave out from ("the") to ("may") in line 8 and insert ("purpose of discharging that or any other function of Transport for London are not required for that purpose, Transport for London") 
258D     Page 211, line 15, leave out from ("using") to end of line 16 and insert--
    ("(a)  any services or facilities provided by Transport for London, by any subsidiary of Transport for London, or by any other person in pursuance of any agreement entered into by Transport for London by virtue of section 136(3) or (4)(a) of this Act; or
    (b)  any other London passenger services or London connecting services.")
 
258E     Page 211, line 17, leave out sub-paragraph (2) 
258F     Page 211, leave out lines 23 to 27 and insert ("any services falling within sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (b) above.") 
258G     Page 212, line 28, at end insert ("or") 
258H     Page 213, line 9, leave out ("business of Transport for London") and insert ("discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
258J     Page 213, line 16, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
258K     Page 213, line 18, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
258L     Page 213, line 27, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
258M     Page 213, line 29, leave out ("its business") and insert ("the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
258N     Page 213, line 36, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
258P     Page 213, line 40, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
258Q     Page 213, line 42, leave out ("Transport for London's business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
258R     Page 213, line 46, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
258S     Page 213, line 49, leave out ("for the purposes of its business") 
258T     Page 214, line 8, leave out from ("which") to the end of line 9 and insert ("is required by Transport for London or a subsidiary of Transport for London for the purposes of the discharge of any function.") 
258U     Page 214, line 11, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  Transport for London shall not by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above submit to the Secretary of State a compulsory purchase order authorising the acquisition of any land in accordance with section 2(2) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 unless the Mayor has given his consent.")1981 c. 67
258V     Page 214, line 13, leave out from ("treated") to end of line 14 and insert ("for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above as the discharge by Transport for London of any of its functions") 
258W     Page 214, line 17, leave out ("17(2) or (3)") and insert ("17(3) or (4)") 
258X     Page 215, line 20, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
258Y     Page 215, line 22, leave out ("its business") and insert ("discharging any of its functions") 
258Z     Page 215, line 22, leave out (", with the consent of the Secretary of State,") 
  
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
259A     Page 216, line 19, leave out ("proper carrying on of its business; or to secure") and insert ("discharge by it of any of its functions, including the securing of") 
259B     Page 216, line 20, leave out ("section 136(3) or (4)") and insert ("section 136") 
259C     Page 216, line 23, after (" 233") insert ("or 324") 
  
Before Clause 137
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
259D     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Transport for London may give financial assistance to any body or person in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by that body or person in doing anything which in the opinion of Transport for London is conducive to the provision of safe, integrated, efficient and economic transport facilities or services to, from or within Greater London.
 
    (2)  Financial assistance may be given under this section by way of grant, loan or other payment.
 
    (3)  The financial assistance that may be given to any London authority under this section includes in particular assistance in respect of any expenditure incurred or to be incurred by the authority in discharging any function of a highway authority or traffic authority.
 
    (4)  In deciding whether to give financial assistance to a London authority under this section, and if so the amount or nature of any such assistance, the matters to which Transport for London may have regard include--
    (a)  any financial assistance or financial authorisation previously given to the authority by any body or person, and
    (b)  the use made by the authority of such assistance or authorisation.
    (5)  In subsection (4) above, "financial authorisation" means authorisation allowing the authority to incur financial obligations.
 
    (6)  Financial assistance under this section may be given subject to such conditions as Transport for London considers appropriate, including (in the case of a grant) conditions for repayment in whole or in part in specified circumstances.
 
    (7)  In this section--
Financial assistance by Transport for London.
 
    highway authority" has the same meaning as in the Highways Act 1980 (see in particular sections 1 to 9 of that Act);
    London authority" means any London borough council or the Common Council; and
1980 c. 66.
 
    traffic authority" has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (see sections 121A and 142(1) of that Act).
1984 c. 27.
     (8)  In section 88(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (list of "defined councils" to which transport grants are payable by the Secretary of State under section 87 of that Act)--
    (a)  at the end of paragraph (aa) there shall be inserted "and"; and
    (b)  paragraphs (c) and (d) (which include in the list of "defined councils" the London borough councils and the Common Council) shall cease to have effect.
    (9)  This section is without prejudice to any other power of Transport for London.")
1988 c. 41.
259E     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Transport for London may guarantee to discharge any financial obligation of--
    (a)  a subsidiary of Transport for London; or
    (b)  any person (other than such a subsidiary) with whom Transport for London has entered into an agreement by virtue of section 136(3) or (4) above, where the guarantee is given for the purpose of enabling that person to carry out the agreement.
    (2)  Transport for London may, for the purposes of discharging any of its functions, guarantee to discharge any financial obligation incurred or to be incurred by any person for the purposes of--
    (a)  an undertaking carried on by him; or
    (b)  where the person is a body corporate, an undertaking carried on by a subsidiary of that body corporate.
    (3)  A guarantee under this section may be subject to such conditions as Transport for London considers appropriate.
 
    (4)  Transport for London may enter into arrangements with another person under which that person gives a guarantee which Transport for London has power to give under this section.
 
    (5)  Where Transport for London enters into arrangements by virtue of subsection (4) above, the arrangements may provide for Transport for London to indemnify the person who gives the guarantee.
 
    (6)  This section is without prejudice to any other power of Transport for London.")
Guarantees.
 
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