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Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
361     Page 231, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall not himself be a member of Transport for London.")
 
362     Page 231, line 22, leave out sub-paragraph (2) 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
363     Page 231, line 36, 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 WHITTY
 
364     Page 232, line 2, after ("London") insert ("(including conditions as to remuneration)") 
  
 
365     [Withdrawn] 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
366     Page 232, line 10, leave out sub-paragraph (2) 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
366A*     Page 232, line 40, at end insert-- 
 
    ("(ba)  any wholly owned subsidiary (within the meaning of section 736(2) of the Companies Act 1985) of Transport for London,")
1985 c. 6.
366B*     Page 233, line 29, at end insert-- 
 ("Joint committees with local authorities 
     8A.--(1)  Transport for London shall be treated as a local authority for the purposes of the following provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 (arrangements for discharge of functions of a local authority by joint committees with other local authorities)--
    (a)  section 101(5),
    (b)  section 102 apart from subsection (1)(a) and subsection (4) to the extent that it would permit Transport for London to appoint a committee which is not a joint committee, and
    (c)  section 103.
1972 c. 70.
     (2)  Nothing in section 13 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 shall require a person to be treated as a non-voting member of a committee appointed by Transport for London and one or more other local authorities by virtue of section 101(5) of the Local Government Act 1972 if that person is--
    (a)  appointed to the committee by Transport for London, and
    (b)  is not a member of Transport for London.")
1989 c. 42.
1972 c. 70.
367     Page 234, line 17, leave out from ("any") to end of line 26 and insert ("matter that is brought up for consideration at a meeting of Transport for London he shall disclose the nature of the interest to the meeting; and, where such a disclosure is made--
    (a)  the disclosure shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting; and
    (b)  the member shall not take any part in any deliberation or decision of Transport for London, or any of its committees or sub-committees, with respect to that matter.
    (2)  A member need not attend in person at a meeting of Transport for London in order to make a disclosure which he is required to make under this paragraph if he takes reasonable steps to secure that the disclosure is made by a notice which is read and considered at the meeting.
 
    (2A)  The Mayor may, subject to such conditions as he considers appropriate, remove any disability imposed by virtue of this paragraph in any case where the number of members of Transport for London disabled by virtue of this paragraph at any one time would be so great a proportion of the whole as to impede the transaction of business.
 
    (2B)  The power of the Mayor under sub-paragraph (2A) above includes power to remove, either indefinitely or for any period, a disability which would otherwise attach to any member, or members of any description, by reason of such interests, and in respect of such matters, as may be specified or described by the Mayor.
 
    (2C)  Where the Mayor exercises the power under sub-paragraph (2A) above to remove a disability--
    (a)  he shall notify Transport for London that he has done so, and of his reasons for doing so, and
    (b)  the removal of the disability and the Mayor's reasons shall be recorded in the minutes of Transport for London.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
368     Page 234, line 22, leave out ("not") 
369     Page 234, leave out line 26 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
370     Page 234, line 26, leave out ("Mayor") and insert ("Chairman") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
371     Page 234, line 38, leave out sub-paragraph (6) 
  
Clause 141
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
372     Page 78, line 2, leave out ("(3)(a)") and insert ("(3)") 
373     Page 78, line 22, leave out ("(3)(a)") and insert ("(3)") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
374     Page 78, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 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 subsection 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.")
 
  
After Clause 141
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
375     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("   .--(1) The Secretary of State may by order made with the consent of the Treasury provide that Transport for London shall not carry on such activities as are specified in the order except through a company which is limited by shares and registered under the Companies Act 1985 and which is--
    (a)  a subsidiary of Transport for London; or
    (b)  a company which Transport for London formed, or joined with others in forming, by virtue of section 141(1) above and which does not fall within paragraph (a) above.
    (2)  The specification of an activity in an order under subsection (1) above shall not--
    (a)  prevent Transport for London from entering into or carrying out under section 141(2) or (3) above an agreement with a person for the carrying on of that activity by that person; or
    (b)  affect the validity of such an agreement.
    (3)  If it appears to the Secretary of State that Transport for London is carrying out, or proposes to carry out, otherwise than in compliance with an order under subsection (1) above any activities specified in such an order--
    (a)  the Secretary of State may give a direction to Transport for London requiring it to comply with the order within such period as may be specified for the purpose in the order; and
    (b)  Transport for London shall be under a duty to comply with such a direction.
    (4)  If Transport for London does not comply with a direction under subsection (3) above in the case of an activity to which the direction relates, Transport for London shall be treated in respect of the carrying out of that activity as not being a local authority for the purposes of--
Restriction on exercise of certain powers except through a limited company.
1985 c. 6.
 
    (a)  section 519 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (exemption of local authorities from income tax and corporation tax); and
1988 c. 1.
 
    (b)  section 271 of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (exemption of local authorities from capital gains tax).")
1992 c. 12.
  
Schedule 9
 
  
BY THE LORD GRAHAM OF EDMONTON
THE LORD MURRAY OF EPPING FOREST
 
375A*     Page 235, line 28, leave out from first ("London") to end of line 29 
375B*     Page 235, line 30, leave out ("or") and insert (", and
    (b)  shall do so")
 
375C*     Page 235, line 37, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  After the passage of this Act, Transport for London shall operate services provided under sub-paragraphs (2)(a) and (b) at the general level, frequency, and cost to the user as did London Regional Transport during 1998, or at improved levels and frequency.
 
    (5)  The Secretary of State may give directions made by Statutory Instrument to Transport for London, in respect of a service or services it operates, to apply the provisions of sub-paragraph (2)(b) above at a particular level or frequency, or to disapply the provisions of sub-paragraph (2)(b).
 
    (6)  Such directions may specify the general level of charges to be applied for travel on such services.
 
    (7)  Directions made under this sub-paragraph shall be laid in draft before, and approved by a resolution of, both Houses of Parliament.")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
376     Page 237, line 41, leave out sub-paragraph (2) 
377     Page 238, line 1, leave out ("means") and insert ("includes") 
378     Page 238, line 3, leave out from ("services") to end of line 4 and insert (", the reservation of seats in vehicles used in the provision of those services and the provision of information about those services to members of the general public") 
379     Page 238, line 23, at end insert ("arising from the activities it carries on in the discharge of its functions.") 
380     Page 238, line 23, at end insert-- 
 ("Intermodal freight facilities 
     13A. Transport for London may provide and maintain facilities for the transfer of freight--
    (a)  from a railway to any other mode of transport,
    (b)  to a railway from any other mode of transport,
    (c)  from a waterway to any other mode of transport,
    (d)  to a waterway from any other mode of transport.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
381     Page 238, line 25, after ("land") insert ("except operational land") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
382     Page 240, line 27, at end insert ("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 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
 
383     Page 240, line 27, at end insert-- 
 ("Byelaws for railways 
     24A.--(1) Transport for London may make byelaws regulating--
    (a)  the use and working of its railways;
    (b)  travel on its railways;
    (c)  the maintenance of order on its railways and railway premises, including stations and the approaches to stations;
    (d)  the conduct of all persons while on those premises, including officers and employees of Transport for London.
    (2)  Byelaws made by Transport for London by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above may include in particular byelaws--
    (a)  with respect to tickets issued for entry on its railway premises or travel on its railways and the evasion of payment of fares and other charges;
    (b)  with respect to interference with or obstruction of the working of the railways;
    (c)  with respect to the smoking of tobacco in railway carriages and elsewhere;
    (d)  with respect to the prevention of nuisances;
    (e)  with respect to the receipt and delivery of goods;
    (f)  for regulating the passage of bicycles and other vehicles on footways and other premises controlled by Transport for London and intended for the use of pedestrians.
    (3)  Any byelaws made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above may provide that any person contravening them shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine for each offence not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale or not exceeding a lesser amount.
 
    (4)  Where the contravention of a byelaw made by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above causes--
    (a)  danger or annoyance to the public, or
    (b)  hindrance to Transport for London in the lawful use of its railway,
Transport for London may summarily interfere to obviate or remove the danger, annoyance or hindrance.
 
    (5)  Anything done by Transport for London under sub-paragraph (4) above is without prejudice to the taking of summary proceedings under sub-paragraph (3) above.
 
     (6)  Subsections (5) to (12) of section 67 of the Transport Act 1962 (byelaws for railways etc.) shall apply in relation to byelaws made by Transport for London by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above as they apply to byelaws made under that section but taking references in those subsections to the Board as references to Transport for London.
 
    (7)  For the purposes of this paragraph--
    (a)  railways, railway premises, officers or employees of a subsidiary of Transport for London shall be deemed to be railways, railway premises, officers or employees of Transport for London, and
    (b)  footways and other premises controlled by a subsidiary of Transport for London shall be deemed to be footways and other premises controlled by Transport for London.")
1962 c. 46.
383A*     Page 240, line 27, at end insert-- 
 ("Byelaws: landing places 
     24B.--(1)  Transport for London may make and enforce byelaws for regulating or controlling the use of any landing place which is vested in or operated by it or any of its subsidiaries.
 
    (2)  The power conferred by sub-paragraph (1) above includes the power to make and enforce byelaws specifying--
    (a)  persons or descriptions of persons who, or
    (b)  vessels or descriptions of vessels which,
may or may not use a landing place.
 
    (3)  A person who contravenes a byelaw made under this paragraph shall be liable, on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.
 
    (4)  For the purposes of this paragraph, "landing place" means any waterside landing place, wharf, pier, jetty, pontoon, causeway, hard, footway or other installation, and includes any associated buildings and approaches to it over and from land.
 
    (5)  This paragraph is without prejudice to the provisions of any other enactment.")
 
384     Page 240, line 27, at end insert-- 
 ("Museums 
     .--(1) Transport for London may provide and maintain a museum of transport artefacts, records and other exhibits and may do anything necessary or expedient for or in connection with the provision or maintenance of the museum.
 
    (2)  Transport for London may make a charge for admission to a museum maintained by it.")
 
  
Clause 145
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
385     Page 80, line 34, leave out subsections (3) to (6) and insert--
 
    ("(2A) 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 were listed on the London Stock Exchange.
    (2B)  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.
 
    (2C)  A summary of the matters referred to in subsection (2A) above shall also be published in at least two newspapers circulating in the entire area of Greater London.")
 
  
After Clause 145
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
386     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1) Transport for London shall make available such information as it thinks fit which--
    (a)  relates to public passenger transport services provided to, from and within Greater London, and
    (b)  is required by members of the general public to assist in deciding what use to make of such services.
    (2)  The information shall be made available, in such manner as Transport for London thinks fit, to--
    (a)  the general public, and
    (b)  such other persons as Transport for London thinks fit.
    (3)  Transport for London may make such charges as it thinks fit for information which it makes available; but no such charge may be made if the information relates to public passenger transport services provided exclusively--
    (a)  by Transport for London or any of its subsidiaries, or
    (b)  by other persons under agreements entered into under section 141(2) or (3) above.")
Provision of information.
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
387     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (". The Assembly shall have the duty to appoint and fix the remuneration of the external auditors of Transport for London.")External auditors of Transport for London.
 
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