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Here you can browse the Amendments to the Transport Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 99
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 61, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In preparing and altering their plan, each local transport authority must ask people living or working in their area about their transport needs.")
 
  
Clause 101
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 62, line 36, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the traffic commissioner for each traffic area covering the whole or part of the area to which it relates")
 
     Page 62, line 40, leave out paragraph (d) and insert--
    ("(d)  users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be their representatives.")
 
  
Clause 104
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 64, line 21, leave out ("do not") and insert ("may") 
  
Clause 105
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 65, line 19, leave out paragraph (b) and insert--
    ("(b) users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be their representatives,")
 
  
Clause 111
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 69, line 4, at end insert ("and the means of enforcing such undertakings in respect of scheme partners and enforcement related to those operators of local services excluded from the partnership") 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 70, line 38, leave out paragraph (c) and insert--
    ("(c) users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be their representatives,")
 
  
Clause 115
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 71, line 14, after ("scheme,") insert--
    ("(  )  evidence of support for, and involvement in, the application by users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be representatives of users of such services,")
 
  
After Clause 123
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1) The appropriate national authority may issue guidance concerning the carrying out by local transport authorities and metropolitan district councils of their functions in this Part in relation to quality contract schemes.
 
    (2) Those authorities and councils must have regard to any such guidance.")
Quality contract schemes: Guidance.
  
Clause 125
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 77, line 29, leave out paragraph (b) and insert--
    ("(b)  users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be their representatives, and")
 
  
After Clause 127
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The appropriate national authority may issue guidance concerning the carrying out by local transport authorities and metropolitan district councils of their functions in this Part in relation to ticketing schemes.
 
    (2)  Those authorities and councils must have regard to any such guidance.")
Ticketing schemes: guidance.
  
Clause 128
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 78, line 23, leave out paragraph (a) and insert--
    ("(a) users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be their representatives, and,")
 
  
After Clause 130
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The appropriate national authority may issue guidance concerning the carrying out by local transport authorities and metropolitan district councils of their functions in this Part in relation to information provision.
 
    (2)  Those authorities and councils must have regard to any such guidance.")
Information provision: guidance.
  
Clause 133
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 80, line 25, after ("person") insert ("or young person under the age of 19 years and undergoing full-time education and training") 
     Page 81, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  Where a flat fare scheme is provided which overall offers better value than a half-price travel concession the flat fare scheme may be substituted by the authority.
 
    (7)  An appeal against such substitution may be made to the traffic commissioner for the area,")
 
  
Clause 134
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 81, line 5, leave out from ("attained") to end of line 7 and insert ("the age of sixty years or over") 
  
After Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF LEIGH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("PUBLIC AIRPORT COMPANIES> 
     .--(1)  The Secretary of State may make regulations to authorise public airport companies or any of them--
    (a)  to engage in a type of activity, specified in the regulations, in which the controlling authority have no power to engage, or
    (b)  to permit any subsidiary of the company to engage in any such type of activity,
and section 17(4) of the Airports Act 1986 shall not apply to any activity authorised by regulations under this section.
 
    (2)  In considering whether to make regulations under this section, the Secretary of State may take into consideration transport policy, the business of the airport as a commercial undertaking and the potential benefit to the economy of the implementation of the powers to be authorised by the regulations.
 
    (3)  In this section, the expressions "controlling authority" and "public airport company" have the meanings given by section 16 of the Airports Act 1986.")
Control over activities of public airport companies.
  
After Clause 141
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Existing non-statutory quality partnerships, ticketing schemes, joint marketing and publicity schemes and tendering arrangements for local bus services may remain in operation until three years after the enactment of this Act.")Existing services.
  
Schedule 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 207, line 15, at end insert--
 
    ("  .  After section 6 (registration of local services), insert--
 
 <~et>Variation in registration or alteration in timing of local services.     6A.--(1)  The traffic commissioner may require the variation of the timing of the registration of a proposed bus service or alteration to the timing of an existing bus service where it appears to the commissioner that the primary aim of the proposed change is to disrupt the business of a competitor.
 
    (2)  In exercising his powers under subsection (1) the commissioner shall have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State.
 
    (3)  A person affected by a decision of the commissioner under subsection (1) may appeal against it to the Transport Tribunal."")
 
     Page 209, line 7, at end insert-- 
 ("PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES (REGISTRATION OF LOCAL SERVICES) REGULATIONS 1986 (S.I. 1986/1671) 
      .  In regulation 4 of the Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) Regulations 1986, at the end insert--
 
    (13)  In respect of bus services which do not follow a fixed route and operate on an "on demand" basis and which form part of the bus strategy of a local authority, the traffic commissioner may exercise discretion in regard to the particulars of service to be registered."")
 
  
Clause 158
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 94, line 2, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert ("may direct the relevant licensing authority or authorities to re-examine specified particulars of a licensing scheme under this Part, or to vary or revoke such a scheme") 
  
Clause 173
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 103, line 17, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert ("may direct the relevant charging authority or authorities to re-examine specified particulars of a charging scheme under this Part, or to vary or revoke such a scheme.") 
  
Clause 193
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 112, line 12, at end insert--
    ("(d)  to identify unmet needs for railway services; and
    (e)  to expand the railway network where appropriate")
 
  
Clause 196
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 113, line 47, leave out ("or with the Authority's financial framework") 
     Page 114, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the Authority propose not to comply with the directions or guidance of Scottish Ministers they shall notify the Scottish Ministers of this and their reason for so doing.
 
    (  )  Where Scottish Ministers do not agree with the reasons given by the Authority for not complying with their directions they may refer the matter to the Secretary of State for decision which he shall issue as a direction under section 195(5).")
 
  
Clause 206
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 122, line 8, at end insert--
 
("provided that before disposing of any land the Authority shall, in consultation with the local transport authority and other interested persons, consider what potential for rail or other transport related use such land might offer, and protect the land accordingly")
 
     Page 122, line 15, leave out subsection (4) and insert--
 
    ("(4)  Before disposing of any land the Authority shall, in consultation with the local transport authority and other interested parties, consider what potential for rail or other sustainable transport related use such land might offer, and protect the land accordingly.")
 
 
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