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Greater London Authority Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Greater London Authority Bill to be moved on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 7
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Any London member elected as a member of a registered political party who resigns his party whip shall be deemed to have created a vacancy.")Vacancy created by member resigning party whip.
  
Clause 31
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 19, line 32, leave out subsection (8) 
  
Clause 41
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 25, line 45, leave out ("with national policies and") 
  
Clause 173
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 104, line 27, 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 141 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 290
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 181, line 44, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  Subject to subsection (6) below, any charging scheme established pursuant to this section shall cease to take effect and may not be revived if at any time after 12 months from the commencement of the charging scheme there is not in existence a scheme to improve transport arrangements (including schemes to assist the movement of pedestrians) within Greater London ("an improvement scheme") in the operation or establishment of which the net proceeds of the charging scheme (within the meaning given it in Schedule 22) are applied.
 
    (5)  For the purposes of subsection (4), an improvement scheme shall be regarded as coming into existence on the commencement of works to give effect to the improvement scheme and shall be regarded as terminating when the improved arrangements in question first become available for use by the public.
 
    (6)  Subsection (4) above shall not apply at any time if, in the preceding four years ended on the day in question, a ballot of the residents of the area to which the charging scheme applies resulted in a vote in favour of the continuation of the charging scheme by a majority notwithstanding that there might be no improvement scheme in place.")
 
  
Clause 291
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 182, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  Subject to subsection (5) below, any licensing scheme established pursuant to this section shall cease to take effect and may not be revived if at any time after 12 months from the commencement of the licensing scheme there is not in existence a scheme to improve transport arrangements (including schemes to assist the movement of pedestrians) within Greater London ("an improvement scheme") in the operation or establishment of which the net proceeds of the charging scheme (within the meaning given it in Schedule 23) are applied.
 
    (4)  For the purposes of subsection (3), an improvement scheme shall be regarded as coming into existence on the commencement of works to give effect to the improvement scheme and shall be regarded as terminating when the improved arrangements in question first become available for use by the public.
 
    (5)  Subsection (3) above shall not apply at any time if, in the preceding four years ended on the day in question, a ballot of the residents of the area to which the licensing scheme applies resulted in a vote in favour of the continuation of the charging scheme by a majority notwithstanding that there might be no improvement scheme in place.")
 
  
Clause 339
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 206, line 10, leave out subsection (9) 
 
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