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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") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
263GA     Page 76, line 19, leave out ("Secretary of State") and insert ("Mayor and Assembly") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
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 BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
263K     Page 76, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any money raised under subsection (1) above shall be retained by the Authority.")
 
  
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.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
264BA     Page 76, line 29, leave out ("Secretary of State") and insert ("Mayor and Assembly") 
264BB     Page 76, line 31, leave out ("Secretary of State") and insert ("Mayor and Assembly") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
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,") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
265AZA     Page 76, line 41, leave out ("Secretary of State") and insert ("Mayor and Assembly") 
  
After Clause 143
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
265AA     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.
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.
265BA     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The council of a London borough and the Common Council shall each have power to enter into and carry out agreements with--
    (a)  Transport for London,
    (b)  the Franchising Director, or
    (c)  any person who is the holder of a passenger licence, a network licence or a station licence,
with respect to the provision or retention, and financing, of public passenger transport services and facilities which would not be available apart from any such agreement.
 
    (2)  Transport for London and the Franchising Director shall each have power to enter into and carry out agreements with the council of a London borough or the Common Council with respect to the matters specified in subsection (1) above.
 
    (3)  The terms of an agreement entered into under this section shall be such as may be agreed between the parties to the agreement.
Provision of extra passenger transport services and facilities.
     (4)  Expressions used in this section and in Part I of the Railways Act 1993 have the same meaning in this section as in that Part.")1993 c. 43.
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     [Renumbered as Amendment 265AA] 
265E     [Renumbered as Amendment 265BA] 
  
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 146
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
266ZA     Page 78, line 3, after ("providing") insert ("environmentally sustainable,") 
  
Clause 148
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
266A     Page 79, line 1, leave out ("local") and insert ("London") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
266B     Page 79, line 1, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the holder of the London local service agreement to which the proposal relates,")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
267     Page 79, line 2, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
267A     Page 79, line 7, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the service level,")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
268     Page 79, line 13, at end insert (", and
    (  )  the effect of the proposal on disabled and older people")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
268ZA     Page 79, line 13, at end insert (", and
    (  )  the service level")
 
  
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.")
 
  
Clause 149
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
268E     Page 79, line 31, at end insert--
 
("except where Transport for London proposes that a service replacing the London local service in question and equivalent to it will be provided (whether by Transport for London or any of its subsidiaries, or pursuant to a London local service agreement).")
 
268F     Page 79, line 34, leave out ("local") and insert ("London") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
269     Page 79, line 35, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
269A     Page 79, line 38, leave out ("local") and insert ("London") 
269B     Page 79, line 39, leave out ("local") and insert ("the London") 
  
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 BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
270A     Page 80, line 3, leave out ("prepare and adopt") and insert ("consult the Assembly before preparing and adopting") 
270B     Page 80, line 6, leave out from ("and") to end of line 7 and insert ("shall consult the Assembly before making any revisions.") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
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.")
 
 
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