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Clause 162
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 98, line 39, leave out from ("vehicle") to end of line 41 and insert ("unless incurred in respect of the use or keeping of that motor vehicle on a road by a person in possession or control of that motor vehicle without the consent of the registered owner (in which event that person shall pay the charges in question)") 
  
Clause 163
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 99, line 26, at end insert ("provided those policies lead to an overall reduction in local traffic") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 99, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(3) In a case where the charging authority is a county council, it shall not make a charge in relation to a particular town in its area without the agreement of the district council within which the town is placed.")
 
  
Clause 164
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 99, line 31, at end insert ("provided those policies lead to an overall reduction in local traffic") 
  
Clause 165
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 100, line 3, at end insert--
 
("and provided those policies lead to an overall reduction in local traffic")
 
  
Clause 166
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Page 100, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  A trunk road charging scheme may not be made in respect of the Dartford River Crossing.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 166 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 167
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 100, line 23, leave out ("any of") 
  
Clause 169
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 101, line 23, leave out ("may at any time") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 101, line 24, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
     Page 101, line 24, after ("persons") insert ("and such organisations representative of those affected or likely to be affected by the charging scheme, its variation or revocation, and such other persons as are appropriate,") 
     Page 101, line 25, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A cost benefit analysis of the impact of any order on the community concerned shall be included in the information available to those consulted during the consultation process.")
 
     Page 101, line 27, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 101, line 29, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 101, line 29, after ("persons") insert ("(who shall be suitably qualified and independent of the charging authority or charging authorities)") 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 101, line 38, 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") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 101, line 44, leave out ("may, at any time") and insert ("shall,") 
     Page 101, line 46, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
     Page 101, line 46, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
     Page 102, line 1, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
     Page 102, line 1, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
  
Clause 170
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 102, line 27, at end insert ("for ten years or") 
     Page 102, line 28, leave out from first ("indefinitely") to end of line 29 
     Page 102, line 29, at end insert (", and
    (f)  state whether the charging scheme will cease in the event that the monies provided annually by government to local government for highways and transport purposes (as exemplified in the annual Revenue Support Grant negotiations) are reduced year on year for more than one year.")
 
     Page 103, line 2, at end insert (", and
    (f)  different classes of road-user.")
 
  
Clause 172
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 104, line 10, after ("if") insert (", with intent to avoid payment of a charge imposed by a charging scheme under this Part,") 
  
Clause 173
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 104, line 41, leave out ("or requiring") 
     Page 105, line 4, leave out ("he intentionally") and insert (", with intent to avoid payment of, or being identified as having failed to pay, a charge imposed by the charging scheme, he") 
     Page 105, line 13, leave out ("or requiring") 
     Page 105, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  In exercising its powers pursuant to regulations made under this section, a charging authority shall exercise reasonable care and use the minimum force necessary, and shall be liable to compensate the registered owner of the relevant motor vehicle and any other person for any loss suffered by him as a result of its failure to do so.")
 
  
Clause 174
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 105, line 21, leave out ("or requiring") 
     Page 105, line 32, after ("if") insert (", with intent to avoid payment of, or being identified as having failed to pay, a charge imposed by the charging scheme,") 
     Page 105, line 36, after ("if") insert (", with intent to avoid payment of, or being identified as having failed to pay, a charge imposed by the charging scheme,") 
     Page 105, line 40, leave out ("he intentionally") and insert (", with intent to avoid payment of, or being identified as having failed to pay, a charge imposed by the charging scheme, he") 
  
Clause 177
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 107, line 7, 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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 107, line 11, leave out paragraph (b) 
     Page 107, line 28, at end insert--
    ("(  )  No licensing authority shall introduce the workplace parking levy before 1st January 2004 and then only if they can produce evidence that expenditure on transport infrastructure in the relevant area has already increased by at least 20 per cent above the level of such expenditure in 1999-2000 and as a result congestion has reduced by 20 per cent.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     Page 107, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A licensing scheme shall be agreed at a regional level between local transport executives and charges shall be consistent across that region.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 177 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 178
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 107, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  In a case where the licensing authority is a county council, it shall not make a licensing scheme in relation to a particular town in its area without the agreement of the district council within which the town is placed.")
 
     Page 107, line 45, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  A local licensing scheme or a joint local licensing scheme shall only be made after a full cost benefit analysis has been made of the impact it will have on the community affected and the public has been fully consulted about its introduction.")
 
  
Clause 181
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 108, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any business in a rural area shall be exempt from any levy.")
 
     Page 108, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any business providing fewer than 10 workplace parking spaces shall be exempt from any levy.")
 
     Page 108, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where a business has introduced or introduces a `green transport programme' which significantly reduces the need for travel by car it shall be exempt from any levy.")
 
     Page 108, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where it is necessary for a business to work in shifts, those workplace parking spaces assigned to shift workers shall be exempt from any levy.")
 
     Page 108, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the business concerned is a recognised emergency service it shall be exempt from any levy.")
 
  
Clause 184
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 110, line 38, leave out ("may at any time") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 110, line 39, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
     Page 110, line 39, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
     Page 110, line 42, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 110, line 44, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 110, line 44, after ("persons") insert ("(who shall be suitably qualified and independent of the licensing authority or licensing authorities)") 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Page 111, line 8, 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.") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 111, line 13, leave out ("may, at any time") and insert ("shall,") 
     Page 111, line 15, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
     Page 111, line 15, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
     Page 111, line 16, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
     Page 111, line 16, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
  
Clause 185
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 112, line 10, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
  
Clause 186
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 112, line 20, at beginning insert ("additional") 
 
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