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Clause 173
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
43     Page 104, line 22, at end insert ("or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
44     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 175
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
45     Page 105, line 10, leave out from ("provided") to ("either") in line 13 and insert ("under--
    (a)  an agreement entered into by Transport for London under section 156(2) or (3)(a) above, or
    (b)  a transport subsidiary's agreement,
by a person other than a subsidiary of Transport for London, it shall be the duty of that person and the other party to the agreement in question,")
 
46     Page 105, line 22, after ("above") insert ("or to a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
Clause 177
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
47     Page 105, line 47, at end insert ("or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
Clause 180
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
48     Page 107, line 10, at end insert ("or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
Clause 181
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
49     Page 107, line 15, after ("above") insert ("or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
After Clause 206
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
50     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Section 3 of the London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) (No. 2) Act 1993 (transfer of functions relating to the Docklands Light Railway) shall be amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (7) below.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1) (which confers a power on the Secretary of State to make orders transferring functions relating to the Docklands Light Railway) for "Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Mayor of London".
 
    (3)  Subsection (3) (which confers a power to specify in a transfer order circumstances in which the order shall cease to have effect) shall cease to have effect.
 
    (4)  After subsection (3) there shall be inserted--
        (3A)  The power to make a transfer order under subsection (1) above includes a power to revoke, amend or re-enact any transfer order made under that subsection.
        (3B)  Without prejudice to subsection (3A) above, a transfer order may specify circumstances in which the order shall cease to have effect before the expiry of any period specified in any such order."
    (5)  In subsection (4) (which confers a power to include in a transfer order supplementary etc provision) for "Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Mayor of London."
 
    (6)  Subsection (6) (which provides that the power to make a transfer order is to be exercisable by statutory instrument) shall cease to have effect.
 
    (7)  After subsection (6) there shall be inserted--
        (7)  The Mayor of London shall secure that any transfer order made under subsection (1) above (and any order revoking, amending or re-enacting any such order) is printed and published.
        (8)  A fee may be charged for the sale of an order printed and published under subsection (7) above."
    (8)  Any transfer order--
Docklands Light Railway.
1993 c. viii.
 
    (a)  made by the Secretary of State under section 3(1) of the London Docklands Railway (Lewisham) (No.2) Act 1993, and
    (b)  in force immediately before the coming into force of subsection (3) above,
shall have effect as from the coming into force of that subsection as if it were a transfer order made by the Mayor of London.")
1993 c. viii.
51     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Croydon Tramlink Act 1994 shall be amended in accordance with subsections (2) to (9) below.
 
    (2)  In section 9(3) (consent to be obtained for the alteration of the level of a street) in paragraph (b) (which provides for disputes over the giving of consent to be determined by the Secretary of State) for "Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Mayor of London".
 
    (3)  In section 50 (transfer of functions relating to the Croydon Tramlink) in subsection (1) (which confers a power on the Secretary of State to make orders transferring functions relating to the Croydon Tramlink) for "Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Mayor of London".
 
    (4)  Subsection (3) of that section (which confers a power to specify in a transfer order circumstances in which the order shall cease to have effect) shall cease to have effect.
 
    (5)  After subsection (3) of that section there shall be inserted--
        (3A)  The power to make a transfer order under subsection (1) above includes a power to revoke, amend or re-enact any transfer order made under that subsection.
        (3B)  Without prejudice to subsection (3A) above, a transfer order may specify circumstances in which the order shall cease to have effect before the expiry of any period specified in any such order."
    (6)  In subsection (4) of that section (which confers a power to include in a transfer order supplementary etc provision) for "Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "Mayor of London".
 
    (7)  In subsection (7) (duty of London Regional Passengers' Committee to consider etc matters referred to them)--
    (a)  in paragraph (b) (references by the Secretary of State) for "by the Secretary of State" there shall be substituted "by Transport for London, by the Greater London Authority (acting by the Mayor of London)";
    (b)  in the words following paragraph (c) (persons to whom minutes etc are to be sent) for "the Secretary of State,", where first occurring, there shall be substituted "the Mayor of London, the London Assembly, Transport for London,"; and
    (c)  the words from "and to such person" onwards shall cease to have effect.
    (8)  Subsection (9) of that section (which provides that the power to make a transfer order is to be exercisable by statutory instrument) shall cease to have effect.
 
    (9)  After subsection (9) of that section there shall be inserted--
        (9A)  The Mayor of London shall secure that any transfer order made under subsection (1) above (and any order revoking, amending or re-enacting any such order) is printed and published.
        (9B)  A fee may be charged for the sale of an order printed and published under subsection (9A) above."
    (10)  In subsection (11) of that section (interpretation) for "London Regional Passengers' Committee" there shall be substituted "London Transport Users' Committee".
 
    (11)  Any transfer order--
The Croydon Tramlink.
1994 c. xi.
 
    (a)  made by the Secretary of State under section 50(1) of the Croydon Tramlink Act 1994, and
    (b)  in force immediately before the coming into force of subsection (3) above,
shall have effect as from the coming into force of that subsection as if it were a transfer order made by the Mayor of London.")
1994 c. xi.
  
Clause 237
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
52     Page 143, line 44, at end insert ("or, if the Secretary of State by order so directs, who have attained 60 years of age") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
53     Page 144, line 25, at end insert ("or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
Clause 239
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
54     Page 145, line 33, at end insert ("or under a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
Clause 244
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CLANCARTY
 
55*     Page 148, line 4, after ("use") insert ("public") 
  
Clause 245
 
  
BY THE EARL OF CLANCARTY
 
56*     Page 148, line 27, after ("to") insert ("public") 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
57     Page 148, line 35, at end insert ("or in pursuance of a transport subsidiary's agreement") 
  
BY THE EARL OF CLANCARTY
 
58*     Page 149, line 10, leave out from ("highway") to end of line 11 and insert ("as users of public transport") 
  
Clause 253
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
59     Page 152, line 3, at beginning insert ("Subject to subsection (2) below,") 
  
BY THE LORD GREENWAY
THE LORD LUKE
 
60     Page 152, line 5, at end insert ("and, in the exercise of this power shall ensure that--
    (a)  the needs of tourists are taken into account; and
    (b)  adequate access to any such amenities or facilities is provided for vessels used wholly or mainly for carrying tourists")
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
61     Page 152, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(2)  Before commencing any works for the purposes of exercising the powers under subsection (1) above, Transport for London shall--
    (a)  comply with any requirement in an enactment to obtain a licence or consent in respect of the works, or
    (b)  if there is no such requirement, obtain the consent to the works of any person who is under a duty to maintain the waterway to which they relate.")
 
  
Clause 255
 
  
BY THE LORD GREENWAY
THE LORD LUKE
 
62     Page 153, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any agreement transferred in accordance with this section shall be interpreted and applied by the transferee in a manner which is consistent with any relevant policy statement issued by the transferor prior to that transfer.")
 
  
Clause 260
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
63     Page 156, line 22, at end insert (", and
          (ii)  for "and 124" there shall be substituted ", 124 and 266B";")
 
64     Page 156, line 28, at end insert (", and
          (ii)  for "or 124" there shall be substituted "124 or 266B";")
 
65     Page 156, line 30, at end insert (", and
          (ii)  for "or 124" there shall be substituted ", 124 or 266B";")
 
 
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