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Clause 148
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
392     Leave out Clause 148 
  
After Clause 148
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
393     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1) Transport for London may make schemes for the transfer of property, rights and liabilities--
    (a)  between Transport for London and any subsidiary of Transport for London; or
    (b)  between any subsidiary of Transport for London and any other such subsidiary.
    (2)  A scheme under this section shall not take effect unless and until it has been approved by the Mayor.
 
    (3)  Where a scheme under this section is submitted to the Mayor for his approval, he may, after consultation with Transport for London, modify the scheme before approving it.
 
    (4)  Schedule (Transport for London transfer schemes) to this Act (which makes further provision in relation to schemes under this section) shall have effect.")
Distribution of property, rights and liabilities.
394     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1) Section 236 of the Local Government Act 1972 (procedure for byelaws) shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1) after the words "the Greater London Authority" (which are inserted by section 65(2) above) there shall be inserted ", Transport for London".
 
    (3)  After subsection (10B) (which is inserted by section 65(3) above) there shall be inserted--
        "(10C)  Transport for London shall send a copy of every byelaw made by it, and confirmed, to--
      (a)  the Mayor of London;
      (b)  each London Borough Council; and
      (c)  the Common Council."")
Procedure for making byelaws.
1972 c. 70.
395*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) Transport for London--
    (a)  may promote a local Bill in Parliament; and
    (b)  may oppose any local Bill in Parliament.
    (2)  Subsection (1)(a) above applies only if the Authority--
    (a)  gives its written consent to the Bill; and
    (b)  confirms that consent in writing as soon as practicable after the expiration of 14 days after the Bill has been deposited in Parliament.
    (3)  If the Authority does not confirm the consent as required by subsection (2)(b) above, the Authority shall give notice of that fact to Transport for London, which shall take all necessary steps for the withdrawal of the Bill.
 
    (4)  If the Authority, in giving notice under subsection (3) above, states that it confirms its consent to the Bill if provisions specified in the notice are omitted or are amended as so specified, Transport for London may, instead of withdrawing the Bill pursuant to subsection (3) above, take all necessary steps for the omission or, as the case may be, the amendment of the provisions in question in accordance with the notice.
 
    (5)  Without prejudice to subsections (2) to (4) above, the functions conferred on Transport for London by subsection (1)(a) above are exercisable subject to, and in accordance with, the provisions of Schedule (Promotion of Bills in Parliament by Transport for London) to this Act.
 
    (6)  Subsection (1)(b) above applies only if the Authority gives its written consent to Transport for London to oppose the Bill.
 
    (7)  If--
    (a)  Transport for London deposits a petition against a Bill in Parliament, but
    (b)  the consent required by subsection (6) above has not been given before the end of the period of 30 days following the day on which the petition is deposited,
Transport for London shall take all necessary steps for the withdrawal of the petition.
 
    (8)  The functions conferred or imposed on the Authority by this section shall be functions of the Authority which are exercisable by the Mayor acting on behalf of the Authority.
 
    (9)  Before exercising the functions conferred on the Authority by subsection (2)(a) or (b), (4) or (6) above, the Mayor shall consult the Assembly.")
Power of Transport for London to promote or oppose Bills in Parliament.
396*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) Section 20 of the Transport and Works Act 1992 (power to apply for, or object to, orders) shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (2) (powers to be subject to the like conditions as powers to promote or oppose Bills) after "except as provided by subsection (3)" there shall be inserted "or (4)".
 
    (3)  After subsection (3) there shall be inserted--
        "(4)  In the case of Transport for London--
      (a)  the powers conferred by subsection (1) above shall be exercisable with the written consent of the Mayor of London; and
      (b)  subsection (2) above shall not have effect."")
Orders under the Transport and Works Act 1992.
1992 c. 42.
  
After Clause 151
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
397     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 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.")
One ticket system for public transport.
  
Clause 152
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
398     Page 84, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  In exercising his powers under subsection (1) above to determine the matters specified in subsection (2)(a) above, the Mayor shall be under a duty to ensure that the general level of fares to be charged for public passenger transport services by a Tube operator at any time after this Act comes into force is no more than the general level twelve 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 twelve months previous to that figure, less the factor X.
 
    (5)  Notwithstanding anything in this Act the Mayor shall have the duty to ensure, as part of his general duty under section 126 above, that Tube operators charge only fair fares.
 
    (6)  In this section--
    "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;
    "the factor X" shall, prior to 1st April 2002, be equivalent to two percentage points, and on or after 1st April 2002 shall be equivalent to four percentage points; and
    "a Tube operator" is London Underground Limited or any successor body or bodies, whatever their ownership, which subsequently come to operate all or part of the undertaking operated by that body at the date of Royal Assent to this Act, including any extensions to that undertaking subsequent to that date.")
 
  
Clause 161
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
399     Page 87, line 37, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 162
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
400     Page 88, line 38, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 163
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
401*     Page 89, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(2A)  When preparing the guidance document, the Mayor shall include consideration of matters affecting--
    (a)  routes,
    (b)  terminal points,
    (c)  places at which passengers may or may not be taken up and set down,
    (d)  traffic flow, safety and congestion,
    (e)  environmental amenity,
    (f)  the safety and convenience of the public, including persons who have mobility problems, and
    (g)  any other matters which appear to the mayor to be relevant.")
 
  
Clause 164
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
402     Page 89, line 25, after ("Committee") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
403*     Page 89, line 27, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A) If--
    (a) any of the persons and bodies specified in subsection (4) above ("the consultee") objects to the grant of a London service permit or considers that a permit should only be issued subject to conditions, and
    (b) Transport for London is minded to grant a London service permit despite such objection without any or all of the conditions referred to at subsection 4A(a) above,
Transport for London shall refer the matter to be determined by an appeal panel as provided for under section 167 below.
 
    (4B) Any appeal considered under the provisions of subsection 4A above shall be by way of a hearing unless the applicant and the consultee concerned decide not to appear.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
404     Page 89, line 30, after second ("to") insert ("the London Transport Users' Committee,") 
  
Clause 165
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
405     Page 89, line 44, at end insert ("provided that no condition shall be operated if it contains or requires features which are neither essential nor reasonably incidental to the purpose of providing a safe, economic and efficient bus service for passengers") 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
406*     Page 90, line 12, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (4A) below,") 
407*     Page 90, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  Before varying a London service permit Transport for London shall consult--
    (a) the local authorities affected, and
    (b) any other persons whom Transport for London considers it appropriate to consult.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
408     Page 90, line 31, at end insert ("or that the condition in question contains or requires features which are neither essential nor reasonably incidental to the purpose of providing a safe, economic and efficient bus service for passengers") 
  
Clause 166
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
409     Page 90, line 34, at end insert ("provided that the contravention in question does not relate to matters which are neither essential nor reasonably incidental to the purpose of providing a safe, economic and efficient bus service for passengers") 
  
Clause 167
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
410     Page 91, line 21, leave out from ("he") to ("refer") in line 25 and insert ("shall") 
  
Clause 169
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
411     Page 93, line 13, after ("Committee,") insert--
    ("(  )  organisations of disabled and older people,")
 
  
Clause 170
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
412     Page 93, line 26, leave out ("guidance document as revised") and insert ("current version of the guidance document") 
413     Page 93, line 30, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall send to the Common Council and to each London borough council a copy of the current version of the guidance document.")
 
414     Page 93, line 31, after ("of") insert ("the current version of") 
415     Page 93, line 31, leave out ("for the appropriate period") 
416     Page 93, line 33, after ("Authority") insert (", and
    (b)  at such other places as the Mayor considers appropriate,")
 
417     Page 93, line 34, after first ("of") insert ("the current version of") 
418     Page 93, line 35, leave out ("during the appropriate period") 
419     Page 93, line 37, leave out subsection (7) 
420     Page 93, line 39, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any reference in this section to "the current version" of the guidance document is a reference to the guidance document as last published, whether originally or as revised.")
 
  
After Clause 176
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
421     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      (" .--(1) The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the Rail Regulator and the Franchising Director, by order grant at any time--Licence exemptions and facility exemptions in and around Greater London.
 
    (a)  a licence exemption under subsection (1) of section 7 of the Railways Act 1993, notwithstanding anything in subsection (10) of that section, or
    (b)  a facility exemption under section 20 of that Act, notwithstanding anything in subsection (9) of that section,
subject to and in accordance with the following provisions of this section.
 
    (2)  An exemption by virtue of paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1) above may only be granted in respect of railway assets or railway facilities comprised in, or used on or in connection with, a network on which some or all of the regular scheduled passenger services are operated by London Regional Transport or Transport for London or a subsidiary of London Regional Transport or Transport for London.
 
    (3)  The power conferred by subsection (1) above is exercisable only if the Secretary of State has received an application for the grant of the exemption from the appropriate London transport authority.
 
    (4)  In this section--
    "the appropriate London transport authority" means--
          (a)  as respects any time before the transfer date, London Regional Transport; and
          (b)  as respects any time on or after that date, Transport for London;
    "the transfer date" means the date on which London Underground Limited becomes a subsidiary of Transport for London;
1993 c. 43.
 and, subject to that, 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.
  
Clause 178
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
422     Page 98, line 2, at end insert--
    ("(  )  an agreement with respect to the provision or retention, or financing, of regular scheduled railway passenger services operated by a London transport body;
    (  )  an agreement with respect to the provision or retention, or financing, of regular scheduled railway passenger services operated by a person other than a London transport body on track used for the provision of regular scheduled railway passenger services operated by a London transport body (whether or not the track is also used for other purposes);")
 
423     Page 98, line 10, at beginning insert--
 
    ("In this section "London transport body" means--
    (a)  London Regional Transport;
    (b)  Transport for London; or
    (c)  a subsidiary of London Regional Transport or Transport for London;
and, subject to that,")
 
 
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