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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to the Transport Bill to be moved in Committee (on Re-Commitment) in the House of Lords.

     The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction of 29th June 2000, as follows--  
  Clauses 252 to 254
Schedule 29
Clauses 255 to 259
Schedule 30
Clauses 260 to 265
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Before Clause 253
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
 
372     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("ROAD TRAFFIC STRATEGY 
     .--(1)  It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State (in respect of England) or the National Assembly for Wales (in respect of Wales), within one year of the coming into force of this Act, to prepare a strategy specifying an indicative level of road traffic for each year over the next ten years such that by the year 2010, total road traffic miles do not exceed 90 per cent. of the levels which apply on the day when this Act comes into force.
 
    (2)  In preparing the strategy the Secretary of State or National Assembly for Wales shall consult such persons as they see fit.
 
    (3)  The Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales shall as soon as is practicable after its completion publish the strategy and take such steps as are in their opinion necessary to ensure that the indicative levels are met.
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales shall thereafter report from time to time on the progress of the strategy.
 
    (5)  The Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales may amend the strategy from time to time as they see fit to ensure that the indicative levels are met.")
Road traffic strategy.
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE EARL OF MAR AND KELLIE
THE LORD BERKELEY
 
373     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Inshore shipping services 
     .--(1)  The Secretary of State may enter into agreements or other arrangements--
    (a)  for the purpose of securing the provision, improvement or development by others of any inshore shipping services or maritime assets, or
    (b)  for any purpose relating to inshore shipping services.
    (2)  Agreements or other arrangements entered into under this section may provide for the Secretary of State--
    (a)  to make grants or other payments or loans,
    (b)  to give guarantees, or
    (c)  to invest in bodies corporate,
on such terms and subject to any such conditions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
 
    (3)  The Secretary of State shall not enter into agreements or other arrangements under this section for the purpose of securing the provision, improvement or development in Scotland of--
    (a)  services for the carriage of cargo by sea,
    (b)  facilities for or in connection with the carriage of cargo by sea or the loading or unloading of cargo carried or intended to be carried by sea,
if the Scottish Ministers have power to do so.
 
    (4)  In this section--
    facilities" includes vessels, pilotage, buoyage, harbours, piers, jetties, equipment for embarcation and dis-embarcation and equipment for loading and unloading cargo;
    inshore shipping" includes coastal, island to mainland, inter-island, canal, navigable river, loch, lough and lake.")
Inshore shipping services.
  
Schedule 29
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
374     Page 321, line 26, leave out from ("Schedule,") to end of line 28 
375     Page 322, line 20, after ("who,") insert ("with intent to defeat the proper exercise by an authorised person of his powers under this Schedule,") 
376     Page 322, line 25, after ("who") insert (", with intent to defeat the proper exercise by an authorised person of his powers under this Schedule,") 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
377     Page 322, line 45, leave out from ("informing") to ("that") in line 46 and insert ("the registered keeper or other persons who may be entitled to the goods vehicle") 
378     Page 322, line 52, at end insert (", and
    (c)  special attention to be paid to the needs of persons engaged in the business of hiring and leasing vehicles")
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
379     Page 323, line 15, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
380     Page 324, line 41, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
381     Page 325, line 15, leave out ("intentionally") and insert ("with intent to defeat the proper exercise by an authorised person of his powers under this Schedule") 
  
After Clause 255
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
382     [Withdrawn] 
382A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Schedule 3 to the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 (qualifications for standard licence) is amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In paragraph 2 after "shall" there is inserted "except in exceptional circumstances".
 
    (3)  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 has 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.
383     [Withdrawn] 
384     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995, section 4 (temporary exemptions) shall cease to have effect.")Repeal of section 4 of 1995 Act.
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
385     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.
386     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
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
387     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.
388     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).
389     [Withdrawn] 
389A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In paragraph 1 of Schedule 3 to the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (supplementary provision as to qualifications for PSV operators licence) in paragraph (3) after "shall" there is inserted, "except in exceptional circumstances".
 
    (2)  After paragraph (3)(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."")
Licensing of PSV operators.
  
BY THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
390     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.
 
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