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Clause 135
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 82, line 42, 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")
 
  
Clause 136
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 83, line 26, leave out from ("scheme") to end of line 27 
  
After Clause 137
 
  
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 138
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 83, line 39, 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 140
 
  
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 142
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 85, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  If information is disclosed in contravention of subsection (4), the local transport authority which required its provision shall be liable to compensate the operator which provided it for any loss suffered by that operator as a result of its disclosure.")
 
  
After Clause 142
 
  
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 144
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 87, line 32, after ("person") insert ("or young person under the age of 19 years and undergoing full-time education and training") 
     Page 88, line 8, 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 145
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 88, line 29, leave out from ("attained") to end of line 7 and insert ("the age of sixty years or over") 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 88, line 31, 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,")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 88, line 44, at end insert ("where a flat fare scheme is provided which overall offers better value than a half fare scheme, the flat fare scheme may be substituted by the authority; and an appeal against such substitution may be made to the traffic commissioner for the area,") 
  
BY THE LORD ISLWYN
 
     Page 89, line 1, leave out ("9.30") and insert ("9.00") 
  
Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD ISLWYN
 
     Page 92, line 31, leave out ("9.30") and insert ("9.00") 
  
Clause 151
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 93, line 13, after ("congestion,") insert ("road accidents,") 
  
Clause 152
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 93, line 38, after ("schemes") insert (", quality contracts schemes") 
  
After Clause 152
 
  
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 10
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 210, line 43, after ("schemes,") insert--
    ("(  )  making and varying quality contracts schemes,")
 
     Page 211, line 7, after ("135(1),") insert--
    ("(  )  in the case of the function of making or varying a quality contracts scheme, once notice of a proposal to make or vary it has been given under section 124(1),")
 
     Page 211, line 13, after second ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 211, line 17, after second ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 211, line 31, after ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 211, line 37, at end insert (", or
    (c)  any person resident in the area of the authority or authorities in question who is, or is likely to be, affected by the exercise of the function")
 
     Page 211, line 41, after ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 211, line 43, after ("services") insert ("or other person") 
     Page 212, line 10, after second ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 213, line 2, after second ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 213, line 13, after second ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 213, line 22, after ("exercise") insert ("or continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to the exercise") 
     Page 213, line 27, at end insert--
    ("(  )  in the case of continuation of any scheme, contract, agreement or arrangement entered into pursuant to exercise of a function, include provision as to termination of any such scheme, contract or arrangement,")
 
     Page 213, line 30, at end insert--
    ("(  )  in the case of the exercise of the function of making or varying a quality contracts scheme, include provision requiring the variation or revocation of the scheme,")
 
  
Clause 153
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 94, line 14, leave out subsection (6) 
  
After Clause 160
 
  
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.
  
Schedule 11
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 216, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("  .  After section 6 (registration of local services), insert--
 
 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 218, line 30, 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."")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 218, line 30, at end insert-- 
 ("Competition Act 1998 (c. 41) 
 
        In Schedule 11 to the Competition Act 1998--
      (a)  in paragraph 4, after "an undertaking" insert "(other than an undertaking providing services under a quality contract entered into pursuant to the Transport Act 2000)",
      (b)  in paragraph 5(2), after "legal requirement" insert "(other than a legal requirement arising under or by virtue of a quality contract scheme under the Transport Act 2000)", and
      (c)  at the end of paragraph 7 insert--
        (4)  The Secretary of State may not make an order under this paragraph in relation to a quality contract entered into pursuant to the Transport Act 2000 or any conduct under or in connection with such a contract.".")
 
 
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