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Clause 166
 
  
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. 
  
After Clause 166
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
205     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Where a road is carried by a bridge or passes through a tunnel and is subject to an Act of Parliament which requires a charging scheme and that Act provides that the charges shall cease in defined circumstances, the re-introduction of charges (or the continuation of charges) shall not be permitted as a result of this Part when the relevant conditions have been met.")Roads carried on bridges or tunnels: charging schemes.
  
Clause 167
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
206     Page 100, line 23, leave out ("any of") 
  
Clause 169
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
207     Page 101, line 23, leave out ("may at any time") and insert ("shall") 
208     Page 101, line 24, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
209     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,") 
210     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.")
 
211     Page 101, line 27, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
212     Page 101, line 29, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
213     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
 
214     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
 
215     Page 101, line 44, leave out ("may, at any time") and insert ("shall,") 
216     Page 101, line 46, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
217     Page 101, line 46, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
218     Page 102, line 1, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
219     Page 102, line 1, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
  
Clause 170
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE VISCOUNT FALKLAND
 
220     Page 102, line 25, at end insert ("and for the purpose of this section the class of vehicle should be defined as a powered vehicle with three or more wheels") 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
221     Page 102, line 27, at end insert ("for ten years or") 
222     Page 102, line 28, leave out from first ("indefinitely") to end of line 29 
223     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.")
 
224     Page 103, line 2, at end insert (", and
    (f)  different classes of road-user.")
 
225     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.")
 
  
Clause 171
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
226     Page 103, line 14, at end insert ("which shall include exemption for recognised emergency services, people undertaking repairs to public utilities, and doctors, nurses and mid-wives visiting patients") 
  
BY THE VISCOUNT SIMON
 
227*     Page 103, line 14, at end insert ("including exemptions in respect of people who are registered as disabled and people who have a chronic illness which prohibits them from using public transport") 
  
Clause 172
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
228     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
 
229     Page 104, line 41, leave out ("or requiring") 
230     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") 
231     Page 105, line 13, leave out ("or requiring") 
232     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
 
233     Page 105, line 21, leave out ("or requiring") 
234     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,") 
235     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,") 
236     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
 
237     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
 
238     Page 107, line 11, leave out paragraph (b) 
239     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
 
240     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
 
241     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.")
 
242     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
 
243     Page 108, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any business in a rural area shall be exempt from any levy.")
 
244     Page 108, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any business providing fewer than 10 workplace parking spaces shall be exempt from any levy.")
 
245     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.")
 
246     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.")
 
247     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
 
248     Page 110, line 38, leave out ("may at any time") and insert ("shall") 
249     Page 110, line 39, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
250     Page 110, line 39, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
251     Page 110, line 42, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
252     Page 110, line 44, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
253     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
 
254     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
 
255     Page 111, line 13, leave out ("may, at any time") and insert ("shall,") 
256     Page 111, line 15, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
257     Page 111, line 15, after ("persons") insert ("and relevant organisations") 
258     Page 111, line 16, after ("other") insert ("interested") 
259     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
 
260     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
 
261     Page 112, line 20, at beginning insert ("additional") 
  
Clause 187
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
262     Page 113, line 1, leave out subsection (3) 
263     Page 113, line 1, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Applications for variations in a licence shall be decided within 30 days or will be deemed to be granted.")
 
  
Schedule 12
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
264     Page 219, line 10, at end insert--
 
("and includes the amount of any VAT charged on road user charges or workplace parking levies")
 
265     Page 221, line 34, leave out paragraph 9 and insert--
 
    ("9.  The appropriate national authority may by regulation make provision for paragraph 8 to apply with the substitution for the number for the time being mentioned in sub-paragraph (5) of that paragraph of a number of years greater than ten.")
 
  
Clause 193
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
266     Page 115, line 21, after ("subsection") insert ("(1), (2) or") 
267     Page 115, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  If any information is disclosed in contravention of subsection (4), the charging authority or licensing authority in question shall be liable to compensate the person who provided such information for any loss suffered as a result of such disclosure.")
 
 
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