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Clause 137
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
259F     Transpose Clause 137 to after Clause 143 
  
Clause 138
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
259G     Transpose Clause 138 to after Clause 143 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
259H     Page 75, line 37, at end insert--
    ("(  )  any financial assistance given under section (Financial assistance by Transport for London) above;
    (  )  any guarantees given under section (Guarantees)(1) or (2) above;
    (  )  any arrangements entered into under section (Guarantees)(4) above; and
    (  )  any indemnities given by virtue of section (Guarantees) (5) above.")
 
  
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
261A     Page 75, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Transport for London shall publish any report made under this section.
 
    (  )  A copy of any report made under this section shall be kept available for the appropriate period by the Mayor for inspection by any person on request free of charge at the principal offices of the Authority at reasonable hours.
 
    (  )  A copy of any report made under this section, or any part of any such report, shall be supplied to any person on request during the appropriate period for such reasonable fee as the Mayor may determine.
 
    (  )  In this section "the appropriate period" in the case of a report under this section is the period of six years beginning with the date of publication of the report pursuant to this section.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
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 140
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
263A     Page 76, line 7, leave out ("disposal of an interest in land where the disposal") and insert ("transfer of an interest in land to the Authority where the transfer") 
263B     Page 76, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall not, without the consent of the Secretary of State, make a scheme or series of schemes providing for the transfer of property, rights or liabilities to the Authority, the result of which would be that a company would cease to be a subsidiary of Transport for London, if the consent of the Secretary of State would be required--
    (a)  under section 141 below, or
    (b)  under section (Restrictions on contracting out certain services) below,
had the scheme or series of schemes been a transaction or series of transactions entered into by Transport for London.")
 
263C     Page 76, line 10, leave out ("subsection (2) above") and insert ("this section") 
263D     Page 76, line 12, leave out ("subsection (2) above") and insert ("this section") 
263E     Transpose Clause 140 to after Clause 142 
  
Clause 141
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
263F     Page 76, line 14, leave out ("Transport for London shall not") and insert ("Neither Transport for London nor the Authority shall") 
263G     Page 76, line 16, after ("in") insert ("any land which is or has been") 
263H     Page 76, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where an estate or interest in, or right over, any land which is or has been operational land is vested in a company which is a subsidiary of Transport for London, Transport for London shall not, without the consent of the Secretary of State, enter into any transaction or series of transactions the result of which would be that the company would cease to be a subsidiary of Transport for London.")
 
263J     Page 76, line 20, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
264     Page 76, line 25, leave out subsection (3) 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
264A     Page 76, line 25, leave out subsection (3) and insert--
 
    ("(3)  Consent is not required under this section by reason of any land having been operational land if a period of at least five years has elapsed since the land was last operational land.
 
    (3A)  The Secretary of State may by order amend subsection (3) above by substituting a different period for that for the time being there specified.")
 
264B     Page 76, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any consent of the Secretary of State under this section--
    (a)  may be given in relation to any particular transaction or description of transactions; and
    (b)  may be given subject to conditions.")
 
264C     Page 76, line 31, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In this section--
    operational land" means--
          (a)  land which is used for the purpose of carrying on any railway or tramway undertaking of Transport for London's or of a subsidiary of Transport for London's; and
          (b)  land in which an interest is held for that purpose;
 
 
    but paragraphs (a) and (b) above do not include land which, in respect of its nature and situation, is comparable rather with land in general than with land which is used, or in which interests are held, for the purpose of the carrying on of a railway or tramway undertaking;
 
 
    railway" and "tramway" shall be construed in accordance with section 67 of the Transport and Works Act 1992.
    (  ) For the purposes of this section, land--
    (a)  which has at any time been used, or
    (b)  in which an interest has at any time been held,
for the purpose of carrying on a railway or tramway undertaking of London Regional Transport's, or of a subsidiary of London Regional Transport's, shall be treated as if that undertaking had at that time been an undertaking of Transport for London's or of a subsidiary of Transport for London's (and any question whether the land was, or had ceased to be, operational land at any time shall be determined accordingly).")
1992 c. 42.
  
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 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 142
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
265A     Page 76, line 41, leave out ("Secretary of State,") and insert ("Mayor,") 
  
After Clause 143
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
265B     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Transport for London may provide or secure the provision of public passenger transport services to, from or within Greater London.
 
    (2)  Without prejudice to section 138 below, any agreement entered into by Transport for London by virtue of section 136(3) or (4)(a) above may in particular provide for--
    (a)  combined services for the through carriage of passengers or goods to be provided by Transport for London or any of its subsidiaries and any other party to the agreement, the quoting of through rates and the pooling of receipts and expenses in respect of such services;
    (b)  securing efficiency, economy and safety of operation in the provision of any public passenger transport services in pursuance of the agreement;
    (c)  the exercise by Transport for London, in accordance with the agreement, of control over fares in respect of any such services and their routes and frequency of operation and over charges in respect of any other facilities provided in pursuance of the agreement; and
    (d)  the making of payments by Transport for London to any other party to the agreement.")
Provision of public passenger transport.
265C     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Transport for London shall in each year inform the bodies mentioned in subsection (2) below of its current plans with respect to--
    (a)  the general level of transport services and facilities to be provided by Transport for London, any subsidiary of Transport for London or any other person in pursuance of an agreement entered into by virtue of section 136(3) or (4)(a) above;
    (b)  the general structure of routes of such services;
    (c)  the general level and structure of fares to be charged for such services; and
    (d)  the general level of charges to be made for such facilities.
    (2)  The bodies are--
    (a)  the London borough councils;
    (b)  the Common Council;
    (c)  the council of any county or district any part of whose area appears to Transport for London to be affected significantly by any plans falling within subsection (1) above; and
    (d)  the London Transport Users' Committee.
    (3)  Transport for London shall cause particulars of the general level and structure of the fares falling within subsection (1)(c) above as they apply for the time being to be published in such manner as it thinks fit.")
Information and publicity about plans as to services and fares.
265D     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Section 17 of the London Regional Transport Act 1984 (power of London Regional Transport to give financial assistance to subsidiaries and other bodies or persons) shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  After subsection (3) there shall be inserted--
        (3A)  London Regional Transport may enter into arrangements with another person under which that person gives a guarantee which London Regional Transport has power to give under this section.
        (3B)  Where London Regional Transport enters into arrangements by virtue of subsection (3A) above, the arrangements may provide for London Regional Transport to indemnify the person who gives the guarantee."")
Power of London Regional Transport to give guarantees.
1984 c. 32.
  
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 WHITTY
 
266A     Page 79, line 1, leave out ("local") and insert ("London") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
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")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
268A     Page 79, line 14, leave out ("local") and insert ("London") 
268B     Page 79, line 15, leave out ("local") and insert ("London") 
268C     Page 79, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where a place or street mentioned in paragraph (d) of subsection (3) above is situated in the area of a local authority other than a London authority, Transport for London is also required under subsection (2) above to consult that local authority about the matter specified in that paragraph.")
 
268D     Page 79, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  For the purposes of this Chapter a London authority is any London borough council or the Common Council.")
 
 
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