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Clause 109
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
122     Page 67, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  All bus 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 bus 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.
 
    (8)  All bus strategies must seek to work with local railway authorities in order to provide a locally integrated transport system.")
 
  
Clause 110
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
123     Page 67, line 6, leave out ("section") and insert ("sections 107, 108 and") 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
124     Page 67, line 11, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the traffic commissioner for each traffic area covering the whole or part of the area to which it relates")
 
125     Page 67, line 15, leave out paragraph (d) and insert--
    ("(d)  users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be their representatives.")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
126     Page 67, line 16, at end insert (",  and
    (  )  representatives of potential users of such services")
 
  
Clause 111
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
127     Page 67, line 30, leave out subsection (1) 
128     Page 67, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Guidance issued under this section shall be confined to that necessary to ensure consistency of information and presentation within plans, and consistency between plans and with national policy.")
 
  
Clause 113
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
129     Page 68, line 30, after ("congestion,") insert ("road accidents,") 
130*     Page 68, line 38, leave out from ("facilities") to end of line 40 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD SWINFEN
 
131     Page 68, line 43, leave out from ("meet") to end of line 45 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
132     Page 68, line 44, leave out ("do not") and insert ("may") 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
133     Page 69, 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,")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
134     Page 69, line 44, at end insert--
    ("  (  )  organisations representing users and potential users of local services, including organisations of disabled people,")
 
  
After Clause 115
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
135     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Competition Commission may at any time investigate whether the appropriate authority has acted in the interests of the public in connection with a scheme and issue a report setting out any changes to a scheme which it regards as necessary to protect the interests of the public.")Investigation by Competition Commission.
  
Clause 117
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
136     Page 71, line 35, leave out subsections (4) and (5) 
  
Clause 121
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
137     Page 74, line 2, 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 123
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
138     Page 74, line 41, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  A quality contracts scheme must set "quality standards" under which local services are required to meet mutually agreed standards in levels of service, especially with regard to the furtherance of policies under section 107(1).")
 
  
Clause 124
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
139     Page 75, line 34, leave out paragraph (c) and insert--
    ("(c) users and potential users of such services or organisations appearing to the authority to be their representatives,")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
140     Page 75, line 35, at end insert--
    ("  (  )  organisations representing users and potential users of local services, including organisations of disabled people,")
 
  
Clause 125
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
141     Page 76, line 10, 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,")
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
     The Lord Beaumont of Whitley gives notice of his intention to oppose the Question that Clause 125 stand part of the Bill. 
  
Clause 126
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
142     Page 76, line 30, leave out subsection (1) and insert--
 
    ("(1)  If the authority or authorities decide that it is appropriate to make a scheme, they may make it as proposed or with modifications that have been subject to internal democratic mechanisms.")
 
  
BY THE LORD HOGG OF CUMBERNAULD
 
143     Page 77, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(7A)  The scheme must make provision for paying compensation to bus operators whose business is adversely affected by the introduction of a quality contract scheme, in those cases where the operators were previously providing bus services in the area in question but were not selected to provide services under the quality contract scheme.
 
    (7B)  The amount of compensation paid in accordance with subsection (7A) above must, in particular, reflect the size of the bus operator's business and the scope for relocating the business, including the bus fleet and staff, to other areas.")
 
  
Clause 128
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
144     Page 78, line 17, leave out from ("relates") to end of line 20 
145     Page 78, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The authority or authorities shall be liable for any loss of revenue to any operator of local services which may arise from the imposition of a scheme.")
 
  
Clause 129
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
146     Page 78, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An invitation to tender under this section may not include conditions with respect to the terms and conditions of employment of persons to be employed in providing any service to which the invitation to tender relates.")
 
  
After Clause 133
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
147     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 135
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
148     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")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
149     Page 82, line 45, at end insert (",  and
    (  )  organisations representing people unable to read print")
 
  
Clause 136
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
150     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
 
151     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
 
152     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")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
153     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.")
 
  
After Clause 140
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
154     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
 
155     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
 
156     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.
157     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 108(3)(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.
 
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