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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 STODDART OF SWINDON
THE LORD MACKENZIE OF CULKEIN
 
142A     Page 76, line 34, after ("area") insert ("or route or routes") 
142B     Page 76, line 36, leave out ("21") and insert ("12") 
  
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.")
 
146A     Page 79, line 24, at end insert--
 
    (" (  ) If no acceptable tender is received or if there are no tenders for a service, after consultation, the terms of the contract shall be revised and the tender procedure re-started.")
 
  
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.")
 
  
Clause 140
 
  
BY THE LORD STODDART OF SWINDON
THE LORD MACKENZIE OF CULKEIN
 
153A     Page 84, line 40, after ("authority") insert (", Passenger Transport Authority and Passenger Transport Executive") 
153B     Page 84, line 42, at end insert (", Passenger Transport Authorities and Passenger Transport Executives") 
153C     Page 85, line 2, after ("authority") insert (", Passenger Transport Authority and Passenger Transport Executive") 
  
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.
  
Clause 143
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
158     Page 86, line 13, at end insert ("where the existence of the lane is clearly signed and marked on the road surface") 
159     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 BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
160     Page 87, line 32, after second ("person") insert ("or young person under the age of 19 years and undergoing full-time education and training") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
161     Page 87, line 34, leave out from ("area") to end of line 35 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
162     Page 88, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(6)  Where a flat fare scheme is provided which overall offers better value than a half-price travel concession the flat fare scheme may be substituted by the authority.
 
    (7)  An appeal against such substitution may be made to the traffic commissioner for the area.")
 
  
Clause 145
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
163     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,")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
164     Page 88, line 29, leave out from ("attained") to end of line 31 and insert ("the age of sixty years or over") 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
165     Page 88, line 31, at end insert ("or
    (b)  an age set by a local transport authority which is equal for men and women,
as the case may be,")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
166     Page 88, line 44, at end insert (", and where a flat fare scheme is provided which overall offers better value than a half fare scheme, the flat fare scheme may be substituted by the authority; and an appeal against such substitution may be made to the traffic commissioner for the area,") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
167     Page 88, line 45, leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 89 
  
BY THE LORD ISLWYN
 
168     Page 89, line 1, leave out ("9.30") and insert ("9.00") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
169     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 146
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
169A     Page 89, line 25, at end insert--
    ("(  )  applies to disabled people whose disabilities prevent their making use of ordinary public passenger transport services,
    (  )  applies 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 BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
170     Page 91, line 36, after ("(5)") insert ("--
    (a)  in paragraph (a), the words after "attained" shall become paragraph (i) and after those words insert ", or
          (ii)  an age set by the GLA which is equal for men and women,
    as the case may be;" and
    (b)")
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
171     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."")
 
172     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."")
 
173     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."")
 
  
BY THE LORD ISLWYN
 
174     Page 92, line 31, leave out ("9.30") and insert ("9.00") 
 
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