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Clause 98
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 61, line 6, after ("document") insert ("containing targets") 
  
Clause 99
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 61, line 15, at end insert ("and its targets") 
     Page 61, line 16, leave out ("and alter it if they consider it appropriate to do so") 
  
Clause 100
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 62, line 30, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  All bus strategies must include targets (and time-scales by which to meet these targets) agreed mutually by both the local transport authority and local services.
 
    (7)  All bus strategies in rural areas must include targets (and time-scales by which to meet these targets) agreed mutually by the local transport authority, local services and the Countryside Agency.
 
    (8)  All bus strategies must seek to work with local railway authorities in order to provide a locally integrated transport system.")
 
  
Clause 106
 
  
BY THE LORD HOGG OF CUMBERNAULD
 
     Page 66, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(5A)  The scheme must make provision for paying compensation to bus operators whose business is adversely affected by the introduction of a quality contract scheme, in those cases where the operators were previously providing bus services in the area in question but were not selected to provide services under the quality contract scheme.
 
    (5B)  The amount of compensation paid in accordance with subsection (5A) above must, in particular, reflect the size of the bus operator's business and the scope for relocating the business, including the bus fleet and staff, to other areas.")
 
  
Clause 113
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 69, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A quality contracts scheme must set "quality standards" under which local services are required to meet mutually agreed standards in levels of service, especially with regard to the furtherance of policies under section 92(1).")
 
  
Clause 115
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     The Lord Beaumont of Whitley gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 115 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 116
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 71, line 34, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  If the authority or authorities decide that it is appropriate to make a scheme, they may make it as proposed or with modifications that have been subject to internal democratic mechanisms.")
 
  
After Clause 132
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 (INTEGRATION STRATEGIES 
     .--(1)  Each local transport authority must prepare a document to be known as the integration strategy containing their general policies as to how best to carry out their functions (or, in the case of the Passenger Transport Authority for a passenger transport area, as to how the functions of the Passenger Transport Executive for their area would be best carried out) in order to secure that--
    (a)  bus and local rail services meet such of the transport requirements of persons within the authority's area as the authority consider should be met by such strategies,
    (b)  bus and local rail services meeting such requirements are provided to the standards to which the authority consider that they should be provided, and
    (c)  such additional facilities and services connected with bus and local rail services are provided as the authority consider should be provided.
    (2)  The integration strategy is to form part of the authority's local transport plan.
 
    (3)  In formulating their integration strategy, the authority must have regard to--
    (a)  the transport need of persons who are elderly or who have mobility problems, and
    (b)  any measures the authority are required or propose to take for meeting transport requirements in carrying out their functions as a local education authority or any of their social services functions (within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970).
    (4)  In developing their integration strategy, a Passenger Transport Authority must seek and have regard to the advice of the Passenger Transport Executive for their area.
 
    (5)  In this part "bus and local rail services" means services using public service vehicles.
 
    (6)  All integration strategies must include targets (and time-scales by which to meet these targets) agreed mutually by both the local transport authority and local services.
 
    (7)  All integration strategies in rural areas must include targets (and time-scales by which to meet these targets) agreed mutually by the local transport authority, local services and the Countryside Agency.")
Integration Strategies.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In complying with section (Integration strategies), a local transport authority must consult--
    (a)  every other local transport authority, and any council in Scotland, whose area may, in the opinion of the authority, be affected by the integration strategy developed by them,
    (b)  if the authority is a county council in England, the councils of the districts in the county (if any),
    (c)  either operators of bus or local rail services which are provided within the authority's area or organisations appearing to the authority to be representative of such operators, and
    (d)  organisations appearing to the authority to be representative of users of such services.
    (2)  When an authority publish a statement of a new integration strategy or their strategy as altered (their "current integration strategy") in accordance with section 93(4)(a), they must send a copy of it--
    (a)  to each local transport authority or council whom they were required to consult under subsection (1)(a) and (b), and
    (b)  to each of the operators or organisations whom they consulted under subsection (1)(c) and (d),
on the occasion in question.")
Integration strategies: consultation.
  
Clause 134
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 81, line 7, at end insert ("or
    (b)  an age set by a local transport authority which is equal for men and women,
as the case may be,")
 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 84, line 14, at end insert ("or
    (b)  an "age set by the Greater London Authority which is equal for men and women,
as the case may be".")
 
  
Clause 152
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 91, line 34, at end insert ("provided those policies lead to an overall reduction in local traffic") 
  
Clause 153
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 91, line 39, at end insert ("provided those policies lead to an overall reduction in local traffic") 
  
Clause 154
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 92, line 13, at end insert--
    ("and provided those policies lead to an overall reduction in local traffic")
 
  
Clause 166
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 99, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Licensing schemes imposing charges in respect of the provision of workplace parking places at premises in the area covered by the scheme must be established immediately after the day on which this Act is passed and applied by all local premises unless the premises have opted out of the scheme with good reason (as defined by the local transport authority) by applying directly to that authority.")
 
     Page 99, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A licensing scheme should be agreed at a regional level between local transport executives and charges shall be consistent across the region.")
 
  
Clause 193
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 112, line 12, at end insert ("and
    (d)  to oversee the specification of rail services in metropolitan areas, responsibility for which it shall delegate to the appropriate Passenger Transport Executive, or in the case of Greater London, Transport For London")
 
  
Schedule 16
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 238, line 9, leave out ("Central Committee") and insert ("Rail Passengers' Council") 
     Page 239, line 27, leave out (", apart from subsection (5)(b)") 
     Page 239, leave out line 42 and insert--
 
    ("38.--(1) Section 58 (power to require information etc.) is amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1)--
    (a)  for "officer" (in both places) substitute "authority", and
    (b)  for "his" substitute "its".
    (3)  In subsection (2) (in each place) and in subsection (6), for "officer"")
 
  
Schedule 17
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 249, line 43, leave out ("In section 55(10) (orders for securing compliance)") and insert ("(1) Section 55 (orders for securing compliance) is amended as follows.
 
    (2)  After subsection (5) insert--
        (5ZA)  The Authority shall not make a final order, or make or confirm a provisional order, in relation to a licence holder or person under closure restrictions unless--
 
 
      (a)  it has given notice to the Regulator specifying a period within which he may give notice to it if he considers that the most appropriate way of proceeding is under the Competition Act 1998;
      (b)  that period has expired; and
      (c)  the Regulator has not given notice to the Authority within that period that he so considers (or, if he has, he has withdrawn it)."
    (3)  In subsection (10)")
1998 c. 41.
     Page 249, line 48, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In subsection (11), for "(5A)" substitute "(5ZA)".")
 
     Page 251, line 22, after ("(6)") insert (", (6A)") 
  
Clause 213
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 131, line 10, leave out ("included a reference to anything which is likely to be done") and insert ("or omitted to be done included a reference to anything which is likely to be done or omitted to be done") 
  
Clause 214
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 135, line 8, leave out ("subsection (5), (5A) or (5B)(a) or (b)") and insert ("any provision contained in any of subsections (5) to (5B)") 
  
Schedule 22
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 266, line 8, leave out ("subsections (6),") and insert ("subsection (6)--
    (a)  for "consultative committee" substitute "Rail Passengers' Committee", and
    (b)  for "the committee" substitute "the Rail Passengers' Committee".
    (  )  In subsections")
 
     Page 269, line 35, after (""committee"") insert ("(in each place)") 
     Page 271, line 10, at end insert-- 
 ("Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (c.53) 
     . In section 41(1) of the Channel Tunnel Act 1987 (consultative committees), for the words from "Central" to "Users Consultative" substitute "Rail Passengers' Council and each of the Rail Passengers'  ".") 
     Page 271, line 21, at end insert--
 
    (" . In paragraph 11(3) of Schedule 18 (minutes of London Transport Users' Committee meetings), for "Central Rail Users' Consultative Committee" substitute "Rail Passengers' Council".")
 
  
Schedule 24
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 280, line 20, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
Clause 229
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 145, line 45, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
After Clause 234
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) This section applies where--
    (a)  a person who provides services for the carriage of passengers by railway provides or secures the provision of substitute road services, or
    (b)  the Authority secures the provision of such services (under an agreement entered into in pursuance of section 202).
    (2)  In doing so the person or Authority shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the substitute road services allow disabled passengers to undertake their journeys safely and in reasonable comfort
 
    (3)  In the event of any failure by the person or Authority to comply with subsection (2), he or it shall be liable to pay damages in respect of any expenditure reasonably incurred, or other loss sustained, by a disabled passenger in consequence of the failure.
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State may by order grant exemption from subsection (2) to--
    (a)  any class or description of persons who provide services for the carriage of passengers by railway, or
    (b)  any particular person who provides such services,
in respect of all substitute road services or any class or description of such services.
 
    (5)  Before making an order under subsection (4) the Secretary of State shall consult--
    (a)  the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, and
    (b)  such other representative organisations as he thinks fit.
    (6)  An order under subsection (4) shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
 
    (7)  In this section "substitute road services" means services for the carriage of passengers by road which are provided where railway services have been temporarily interrupted or discontinued.
 
    (8)  For the purposes of this section a passenger is disabled if he has a disability, or has suffered an injury, which seriously impairs his ability to walk.")
Substitute services to be suitable for disabled passengers.
 
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