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Schedule 18
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
497B     Page 275, line 12, leave out from ("road"") to end of line 13 and insert ("includes a reference to a GLA side road;") 
497C*     Page 278, line 11, at beginning insert--
 
    ("(1)  The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with--
    (a)  exemptions from charge,
    (b)  the application of reduced rates of charge, or
    (c)  the imposition of limits on the charges payable,
in the case of any prescribed class of motor vehicles or any prescribed description of disabled or other persons.
 
    (2)  Subject to any regulations under sub-paragraph (1) above,")
 
  
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 WHITTY
 
512A*     Page 291, line 26, at beginning insert ("The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with exempting--
    (a)  a prescribed number of parking places provided at any premises from being workplace parking places, or
    (b)  any prescribed class of motor vehicles from being controlled vehicles,
whether generally or in the case of any prescribed description of premises or any prescribed description of disabled or other persons.
 
    (1A)  The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for or in connection with--
    (a)  exemptions from licensing,
    (b)  the application of reduced rates of charges for licences, or
    (c)  the imposition of limits on the charges payable for a licence,
in the case of any prescribed description of premises or any prescribed description of disabled or other persons or, in the case of paragraph (b) or (c) above, any prescribed class of motor vehicles.
 
    (1B)  Subject to any regulations under sub-paragraph (1) or (1A) above,")
 
  
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")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
513A*     Page 291, line 31, at beginning insert ("Subject to any regulations under sub-paragraph (1) or (1A) above,") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
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 LORD WHITTY
 
523A     Page 148, line 18, at end insert--
    ("(bb)  facilitating the transfer of functions, property, rights or liabilities to Transport for London from any other body or person from whom they are or may be so transferred under or by virtue of this Act; or")
 
  
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.")
 
  
Clause 260
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
528     Page 150, line 19, at end insert-- 
     ("(2)  In section 144 of the Transport Act 1968 (transfer and disposal of historical records and relics) for "London Regional Transport" in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted "Transport for London".")1968 c. 73.
  
Clause 263
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
528A     Page 150, leave out lines 39 and 40 and insert--
 
    ("(8)  Removal under Schedule 2 shall be subject to approval by two-thirds vote of the London Assembly.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
 
529     Page 151, line 2, leave out from ("effect,") to end of line 7 and insert ("the membership of the London Development Agency includes--
    (a)  at least two elected members of the Assembly, and
    (b)  at least two elected members of a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London.
    (5A)  In this section a reference to elected members refers to their being elected members at the time of their appointment.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
529A     Page 151, line 3, leave out from ("Agency") to end of line 7 and insert ("one of whom is a member of the London Assembly, one of whom is a member of the Common Council of the City of London and one of whom is a member of a London borough Council.") 
529B     Page 151, line 9, leave out ("half") and insert ("two-thirds") 
529C     Page 151, line 10, leave out ("who appear to the Mayor to be persons") 
529D     Page 151, line 15, leave out ("appears to the Mayor to be a person who") 
529E     Page 151, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(12)  Proposed members of the London Development Agency shall complete a declaration detailing their business interests, whether he has been made bankrupt, been a party to a voluntary arrangement, whether there are any judgements against him, whether he has been convicted of any offence involving fraud or dishonesty or an offence under legislation (whether or not of the United Kingdom) relating to companies (including insider dealing), building societies, banking or other financial services, or if he has been disqualified as a director or of any other material information, and this declaration should be publicly available for inspection one month before appointment."")
 
 
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