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Clause 238
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
487C     Page 134, line 18, leave out from ("of") to end of line 19 and insert ("sections 65, 73, 74, 74A, 74B and 75 of this Act.") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
488     Leave out Clause 238 
  
Clause 242
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
489     Page 138, line 11, leave out (" 71(2)(c)") and insert (" 71(4)(c)") 
  
After Clause 244
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
490     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  Section 76 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 (special parking areas) shall be amended as follows--
    (a)  for subsection (1) there shall be substituted--
        (1)  Subject to subsection (1A) below, the whole of each London authority's area is hereby designated as a special parking area.
        (1A)  The Secretary of State may by order exclude any area from a special parking area for reasons of security.";
Special parking areas.
 
      (b)  in subsection (2) for "this section" there shall be substituted "subsection (1A) above";
      (c)  in subsection (3)--
            (i)  the words "While an order under this section is in force" shall cease to have effect;
            (ii)  for "designated by the Order" there shall be substituted "designated by this section".
        (2)  Section 77 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 shall be amended as follows--
      (a)  in subsection (3), for "to make in the order designating the special parking area in question" there shall be substituted "by order to make";
      (b)  in subsection (5), for "to make in the order designating the special parking area in question" there shall be substituted "by order to make";
      (c)  in subsection (6)--
            (i)  for "An order under section 76 designating a special parking area may" there shall be substituted "The Secretary of State may by order";
            (ii)  for "Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "he";
            (iii)  the words "of the order" shall cease to have effect.")
 
  
Clause 245
 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
491     Leave out Clause 245 
  
Clause 251
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
492     Page 144, line 12, leave out ("affect, or be likely to affect") and insert ("substantially affect, or be likely substantially to affect, traffic flows on or the operation of") 
493     Page 145, leave out lines 8 to 18 
  
Clause 254
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
494     Page 147, line 16, at end insert--
        ("(  ) The net proceeds from each scheme established under subsection (1) above shall, during the scheme's initial period as defined by paragraph 16 of Schedule 18, be applied solely for the purpose of implementing the Mayor's transport strategy.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
495     Page 147, line 23, at end insert--
        ("(4)  Any charging scheme established pursuant to this section shall cease to take effect, and may not be revived, if at any time there is not a scheme to improve transport arrangements (including schemes to assist the movement of pedestrians) within Greater London in the operation or establishment of which the net proceeds of the charging scheme (within the meaning given it in Schedule 18) can be applied, and are only applied.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
 
496     Page 147, line 23, at end insert--
        ("(4)  For the purposes of this section and Schedule 18, in respect of any such scheme, the Secretary of State shall prescribe the exemptions from charges that shall apply in respect of vehicles used by people with prescribed disabilities.")
 
  
After Clause 254
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
497     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 
        ("  .--(1)  No scheme may be established pursuant to section 254 unless research has been conducted into the likely impact of such regulations on the patterns of road usage (including usage of roads other than the road or roads in question, whether within the local authority area covered by the proposed scheme or not) and the consequent likely effect upon the environment and the quality of life of the residents of any area.
        (2)  The results of the research conducted pursuant to subsection (1) above shall be available at no charge to members of the public and published electronically by the charging body in a form capable of access by members of the public.")
Research into road user charging.
  
Schedule 18
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
498     Page 278, line 11, after ("scheme") insert--
      ("(a)  shall make provision for exemptions from charge in respect of--
            (i)  disabled persons,
            (ii)  motor vehicles taking children of under secondary school age to school or school functions,
            (iii)  school buses on school business,
            (iv)  doctors and nurses when on duty or on call,
            (v)  emergency and hospital vehicles in the course of their duties, and
            (vi)  motorbikes, and
      (b)  in other cases")
 
499     Page 279, line 30, leave out from beginning to ("be") in line 32 and insert ("The net proceeds of any charging scheme shall") 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
500     Page 279, line 47, at end insert--
        ("(5A)  The net proceeds are to be regarded as additional to the Greater London Authority Transport Grant.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
501     Page 280, line 6, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
502     Page 281, line 6, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
503     Page 281, line 7, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
504     Page 281, line 10, leave out ("tenth") and insert ("fifteenth") 
505     Page 281, line 48, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
506     Page 282, line 1, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
507     Page 282, line 4, leave out ("tenth") and insert ("fifteenth") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
508     Page 287, line 10, at end insert-- 
 ("Conditions for introduction of charging scheme 
 
        39.  Notwithstanding any other provision in this Schedule, in order to facilitate a reduction in private road usage and thereby improve the environment of Greater London, no charging scheme shall come into operation, and no variation of an existing charging scheme shall take effect, unless and until--
      (a)  the authority proposing to make or vary that charging scheme provides a projection, derived on reasonable grounds, supported by objective evidence, and verified by independent experts, of the likely reduction in private traffic in the charging area (measure in terms of persons travelling, and volume of goods conveyed, at particular times) which will occur as a result of the introduction or variation of such charging scheme; and
      (b)  Transport for London has taken measures to ensure that the capacity of public transport services serving the charging area in question (measured in like terms) will have increased by an amount at least equal to that reduction in private traffic; and
      (c)  the measures taken by Transport for London have come into effect before the introduction or variation of the charging scheme in question (and for the avoidance of doubt no increase in the capacity of any public transport service may be counted for the purposes of this paragraph in respect of a particular charging scheme if it has already been counted in respect of another charging scheme or a licensing scheme within the meaning of Schedule 19 to this Act).")
 
  
Clause 255
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
509     Page 147, line 29, at end insert--
        ("(  ) The net proceeds from each scheme established under subsection (1) above shall, during the scheme's initial period as defined by paragraph 16 of Schedule 18, be applied solely for the purpose of implementing the Mayor's transport strategy.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
510     Page 147, line 31, at end insert--
        ("(3)  Any licensing scheme established pursuant to this section shall cease to take effect, and may not be revived, if at any time there is not a scheme to improve transport arrangements (including schemes to assist the movement of pedestrians) within Greater London in the operation or establishment of which the net proceeds of the licensing scheme (within the meaning given it in Schedule 19) can be applied, and are only applied.")
 
  
BY THE LORD MORRIS OF MANCHESTER
 
511     Page 147, line 31, at end insert--
        ("(3)  For the purposes of this section and Schedule 19, in respect of any workplace parking licensing scheme, the Secretary of State shall prescribe the workplace parking places that shall be exempted from any licensing charges by virtue of their proposed use by vehicles used by people with prescribed disabilities.")
 
  
After Clause 255
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
512     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 
        (" .--(1) No licensing scheme may be established pursuant to section 255 above unless research has been conducted into the likely impact of such scheme on the patterns of road usage (including usage of roads other than the road or roads in question, whether within the local authority area covered by the proposed scheme or not) and the consequent likely effect upon the environment and the quality of life of the residents of any area.
        (2) The results of the research conducted pursuant to subsection (1) above shall be available at no charge to members of the public and published electronically by the charging body in a form capable of access by members of the public.")
Research into impact of workplace parking levy.
  
Schedule 19
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
513     Page 291, line 26, after ("scheme") insert--
      ("(a)  shall make provision for exemptions from licensing in respect of--
            (i)  disabled persons,
            (ii)  motor vehicles taking children of under secondary school age to school or school functions,
            (iii)  for school buses on school business,
            (iv)  doctors and nurses when on duty or on call,
            (v)  emergency and hospital vehicles in the course of their duties, and
            (vi)  motorbikes, and
      (b)  in other cases")
 
514     Page 293, line 4, leave out from beginning to ("be") in line 6 and insert ("The net proceeds of any licensing scheme shall") 
  
BY THE BARONESS GARDNER OF PARKES
 
515     Page 293, line 21, at end insert ("and are to be regarded as additional to the Greater London Authority Transport Grant") 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
516     Page 293, line 29, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
517     Page 294, line 29, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
518     Page 294, line 30, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
519     Page 294, line 33, leave out ("tenth") and insert ("fifteenth") 
520     Page 295, line 23, leave out ("ten") and insert ("fifteen") 
521     Page 295, line 24, leave out ("ten) and insert ("fifteen") 
522     Page 295, line 27, leave out ("tenth) and insert ("fifteenth") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
523     Page 300, line 4, at end insert-- 
 ("Conditions for introduction of licensing scheme 
 
        39.  Notwithstanding any other provision in this Schedule, in order to facilitate a reduction in private road usage and thereby improve the environment of Greater London, no licensing scheme shall come into operation, and no variation of an existing licensing scheme shall take effect, unless and until--
      (a)  the authority proposing to make or vary that licensing scheme provides a projection, derived on reasonable grounds, supported by objective evidence, and verified by independent experts, of the likely reduction in private traffic in the licensing area in question (measured in terms of persons travelling at particular times) which will occur as a result of the introduction or variation of such licensing scheme; and
      (b)  Transport for London has taken measures to ensure that the capacity of public transport services serving the licensing area in question (measured in like terms) will be increased by an amount at least equal to the projected reduction in private traffic; and
      (c)  the measures taken by Transport for London have come into effect before the introduction or variation of the licensing scheme in question (and for the avoidance of doubt no increase in the capacity of any public transport service may be counted for the purposes of this paragraph in respect of a particular licensing scheme if it has already been counted in respect of another licensing scheme or a charging scheme within the meaning of Schedule 18 to this Act).")
 
  
Clause 257
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
524     Page 149, line 13, at end insert--
        ("(  )  At the end of the transitional period a list of the interests in land and buildings which have been conveyed to Transport for London and its subsidiaries shall be available for inspection at the offices of Transport for London.")
 
  
Clause 259
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
525     Page 150, line 8, after ("by") insert ("or in relation to") 
526     Page 150, line 11, after ("by") insert ("or in relation to") 
527     Page 150, line 15, at end insert--
        ("(  )  Any reference in this section to anything made or done by or in relation to London Regional Transport includes a reference to anything which by virtue of any enactment is treated as having been made or done by or in relation to London Regional Transport.")
 
 
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