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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
 
375D     Page 236, line 33, leave out ("(3)(a)") and insert ("(1)(a)") 
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.
  
Clause 146
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
388     Page 81, line 18, leave out ("five") and insert ("ten") 
389     Page 81, line 21, leave out ("different") and insert ("longer") 
390     Page 81, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  Neither Transport for London nor the Authority nor any subsidiary of transport for London (for the purposes of this section "the disposing body") shall dispose of any interest in operational land unless it has been given not less than four months' notice of its intention to make such a disposal together with all relevant details to the bodies specified in subsection (2) below.
 
    (4B)  Those bodies are--
    (a)  the London borough councils;
    (b)  the Common Council;
    (c)  bodies providing public passenger transport services.
    (4C)  The disposing body shall have full regard to all responses made by any body specified in subsection (4B) including any proposal to acquire the land.
 
    (4D)  Transport for London shall prepare and keep available for inspection a list of its freehold and other interests in operational and non-operational land and buildings.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
391     Leave out Clause 146 
  
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.
 
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