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After Clause 255
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
  
        ("  .  In Schedule 3 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 (qualifications for standard licence), after paragraph 2(b) there is inserted--
      (c)  has within the last two years employed one or more drivers that he knew or suspected were illegally claiming unemployment benefits; or
      (d)  has within the last two years employed one or more drivers that were illegally claiming unemployment benefits and having failed to take suitable measures to ascertain whether or not they were claiming benefits or to remit national insurance deductions to the Contributions Agency."")
Operators' licences: good repute.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
  
        ("  .--(1)  In the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, for section 3 substitute--
Goods vehicle licences.
 Licence authorisations.     3.--(1)  A licence may authorise a goods vehicle to be used for the carriage of goods--
    (a)  on both national and international transport operations; or
    (b)  on national transport operations only.
        (2)  A person who uses a goods vehicle for carrying goods for hire or reward on international transport operations under a licence which covers the carriage of goods on national transport operations only is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale."
 
  
        (2)  In section 13 of that Act (determination of applications for operators' licensing)--
      (a)  in subsection (1) omit the word "standard"; and
      (b)  omit subsections (2) and (4).")
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
  
        ("  .  In the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, section 4 shall cease to have effect.")
Repeal of section 4 of 1995 Act (temporary exemptions.)
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
  
        ("  .  In section 13(5) of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, after paragraph (d) there shall be inserted--
      (dd) in permitting goods vehicles operators to establish an operating centre the traffic commissioner is satisfied that the centre is available, suitable and of sufficient capacity and must take into account the suitability of the local public road network for the establishment of such a centre."")
Operating centres for goods vehicles: licence conditions.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 
        ("  .  In section 26(1) of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, for paragraph (f) there shall be substituted--
      (f) that any undertaking recorded in the licence, whether given (or procured to be given) for any purpose in regard to an operator's licence has not been fulfilled;".")
Revocation etc of operator's licence.
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 13(2) of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 (determination of applications for operators' licences)--
    (a)  at the end of paragraph (a) omit "and", and
    (b)  at the end of paragraph (b) insert "and
      (c)  whether he is professionally competent."")
Determination of application for operators' licences.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 13(2) of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 (determination of applications for operators' licences)--
    (a)  at the end of paragraph (a) omit "and", and
    (b)  at the end of paragraph (b) insert "and
      (c)  whether he is of good repute.".")
Determination of application for operators' licences (No. 2).
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (supplementary provision as to qualifications for PSV operators licence at the end of sub-paragraph (2) there is inserted--
    (c)  whether the company has within the last two years employed one or more drivers who the company's officers knew or suspected were illegally claiming unemployment benefits; or
    (d)  whether the company has within the last two years employed one or more drivers who were illegally claiming unemployment benefits and failed to take suitable measures to ascertain whether or not they were claiming benefits or to remit national insurance deductions to the Contributions Agency."")
Licensing of PSV operators.
  
BY THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, at the end of section 14(3) there is inserted--
    (c)  that an operating centre is available, suitable and of sufficient capacity;
    (d)  that the local public road network is suitable for the establishment of such a centre; and
    (e)  that the planning provisions relating to operating centres contained in section 14 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 have been or are being complied with."")
Grant of PSV operator's licence.
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, after subsection (2) of section 70, there shall be inserted--
        (2A)  Section 37 shall come into force on 1st April 2001."")
Carrying of guide and hearing dogs in taxis.
 
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