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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Transport Bill to be moved in Committee (on re-commitment) in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 39
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 26, line 5, leave out ("that") and insert ("any") 
     Page 26, line 5, at end insert ("affected by the proposed direction") 
  
After Clause 107
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In addition to containing the proposals and policies required by section 107 above, the local transport plan--
    (a)  shall contain the Authority's proposals for the provision of transport which is accessible to disabled people;
    (b)  shall specify a timetable for the implementation of the proposals contained in the transport strategy by virtue of paragraph (a) above.
    (2)  In preparing or revising the transport strategy the Authority shall consult--
    (a)  the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee; and
    (b)  such other persons or bodies which represent the interests of disabled people as it considers appropriate to consult.")
Local transport plan.
  
Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 65, line 36, leave out ("five") and insert ("ten") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 66, line 12, after second ("it)") insert ("in the format of their choice") 
  
After Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Each local transport plan must include a document to be known as the local walking strategy containing their general policies as to how best to carry out their functions in order to secure that--
    (a)  the pedestrian environment meets the transport requirements of persons within the authority's area as the authority considers should be met by such services;
    (b)  the pedestrian environment is provided to the standard which the authority considers they should be provided;
    (c)  such additional facilities and services connected to the pedestrian environment are provided as the authority considers should be provided.
    (2)  In formulating their local walking strategy, the authority must have regard to the transport needs of persons who are elderly or disabled.")
Local Walking Strategy.
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State shall, within 5 years of the coming into effect of this Act, publish revised guidance for the making of local speed limit orders in the context of a speed management strategy forming part of a local transport plan.")Local speed limit orders: guidance.
  
Clause 110
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 67, line 16, at end insert (",  and
    (  )  representatives of potential users of such services")
 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 69, line 44, at end insert--
    ("  (  )  organisations representing users and potential users of local services, including organisations of disabled people,")
 
  
Clause 124
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 75, line 35, at end insert--
    ("  (  )  organisations representing users and potential users of local services, including organisations of disabled people,")
 
  
Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 82, line 45, at end insert (",  and
    (  )  organisations representing people unable to read print")
 
  
Clause 138
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 83, line 43, at end insert--
 
    ("  (  )  In determining the appropriate way to provide information the local authority must have regard to the needs of sensory impaired people and people with learning difficulties for alternative formats.")
 
  
Clause 143
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 86, line 13, at end insert ("where the existence of the lane is clearly signed and marked on the road surface") 
     Page 86, line 18, at end insert--
    ("and the existence of the bus lane is clearly signed and marked on the road surface")
 
  
Clause 144
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 87, line 34, leave out from ("area") to end of line 35 
  
Clause 145
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 88, line 28, at end insert--
    ("(  )  is a specified companion of an eligible person who, in the opinion of the authority responsible for the administration of the scheme, requires the assistance of a companion to be able to travel on public transport, or
    (  )  is a person who has used in-patient mental health services and requires continuing support,")
 
     Page 88, line 45, leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 89 
     Page 89, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where a disabled person's impairment prevents them making use of mainstream public transport services concessionary fares shall apply to services operated under sections 19 or 22 of the Transport Act 1985 that are fully accessible to people who travel in their wheelchairs.")
 
  
Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 92, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  who are specified companions of eligible persons who, in the opinion of the authority responsible for the administration of the scheme, require the assistance of a companion to be able to travel on public transport, or
    (  )  who are persons who have used in-patient mental health services and require continuing support,"")
 
     Page 92, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  After that subsection insert--
        (5A)  Where a disabled person's impairment prevents them making use of mainstream public transport services concessionary fares shall apply to services operated under sections 19 or 22 of the Transport Act 1985 that are fully accessible to people who travel in their wheelchairs."")
 
     Page 92, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  After that subsection insert--
        (5A)  Each local authority shall, in conjunction with organisations of disabled people, make and keep under review criteria as to what constitutes an impairment or injury which seriously impairs a person's ability to walk, having regard to any guidance issued by a joint authority established to run the concessionary fare scheme.
        (5B)  All criteria and guidance under subsection (5A) above shall be made available to the public."")
 
  
Clause 153
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 93, line 42, after ("operating") insert ("and improving accessibility to") 
  
Clause 170
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 103, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In setting the charges imposed by a charging scheme under this part the reasons for imposing different charges for different cases (as under subsection (5)) must be specified by the charging authority.")
 
 
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