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Clause 178
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
240A*     Page 107, line 43, leave out ("appears desirable") and insert ("is necessary") 
  
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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD BERKELEY
 
247A     Page 108, line 44, at end insert (", or
    (  )  a member of the public")
 
  
BY THE LORD PEYTON OF YEOVIL
 
247B*     Page 109, line 9, after ("vocation") insert (", including that of a Minister of the Crown,") 
247C*     Page 109, line 34, leave out subsection (5) 
  
After Clause 181
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
247D     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  A licensing scheme under this Part shall make provision for compensation to cover costs in implementing such a scheme.
 
    (2)  Where levies are imposed under section 177(2)(a) and (b) the occupier of the premises or specified person shall be entitled to appeal to the licensing authority for compensation for the cost of implementing and managing any such scheme.
 
    (3)  Compensation shall include--
    (a)  the cost of advertising the scheme on the premises or in the vicinity;
    (b)  the cost of any equipment installed to manage or implement the scheme; and
    (c)  the cost of implementing any changes to a licensing scheme.
    (4)  Any consultation carried out under section 184 shall include information about any proposed compensation, or not, which forms part of a proposed scheme or varying of a scheme under this Part.")
Licensing scheme: compensation for costs.
  
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") 
  
BY THE LORD SMITH OF LEIGH
 
261A     Page 112, line 22, at end insert (",  or
    (d) allowing schemes to apply to parking places rather than vehicles")
 
  
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.")
 
  
Before Clause 190
 
  
BY THE LORD LEA OF CRONDALL
THE LORD BERKELEY
 
263A     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Secretary of State shall draw up model guidelines on consultation with employers affected by the introduction of road user charging schemes or a workplace parking levy.")Model guidelines on consultation with employers.
263B     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  Local authorities shall promote the drawing up by employers of Green Transport Plans and stipulate that these are discussed at an early stage with employees and their representatives.")Green Transport Plans.
  
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.")
 
  
Schedule 13
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
268     Page 225, line 5, leave out from ("vehicle") to end of line 6 and insert ("unless incurred in respect of the use or keeping of that motor vehicle on a road by a person in possession or control of that motor vehicle without the consent of the registered owner (in which event that person shall pay the charges in question)."") 
269     Page 225, line 39, after ("if") insert ("with intent to avoid payment of a charge imposed by a charging scheme") 
270     Page 226, line 19, leave out ("intentionally") and insert ("with intent to avoid payment of, or being identified as having failed to pay, a charge imposed by the charging scheme") 
271     Page 226, line 40, after ("who") insert ("with intent to avoid payment of a charge imposed by a charging scheme") 
272     Page 226, line 44, leave out ("intentionally") and insert ("with intent to avoid payment of, or being identified as having failed to pay, a charge imposed by the charging scheme") 
273     Page 227, line 39, at end insert--
 
("and the charging authority shall be liable to compensate any person in respect of whom information has been obtained for any loss suffered as a result of its use in contravention of this sub-paragraph."")
 
274     Page 230, line 30, at end insert--
 
("and the licensing authority shall be liable to compensate any person in respect of whom information has been obtained for any loss suffered as a result of its use in contravention of this sub-paragraph."")
 
  
Clause 201
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
275     Page 119, line 14, at end insert ("  , and
    (c)  at least one person representative of disabled people")
 
  
BY THE LORD BERKELEY
 
276     Page 119, line 25, at end insert--
    ("(c)  one person appointed by him to represent the needs of rail passengers,
    (d)  one person appointed by him to represent the needs of rail freight, and
    (e)  one person who has experience of work in a local transport authority")
 
  
Schedule 14
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
277     Page 232, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Full details of staff numbers shall be published in an annual return.")
 
278     Page 233, line 5, at end insert (", the amount of such grant to be determined for a period of not less than three years and be notified to the Authority in sufficient time to enable it to have regard to the amount of grant so determined in formulating strategies in respect of that period in accordance with section 205.") 
279     Page 233, line 24, leave out paragraph (a) 
280     Page 233, line 25, leave out ("greater") 
281     Page 236, line 11, leave out paragraph 16 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
281A     Page 236, line 12, leave out ("prepare, and may from time to time revise,") and insert ("approve") 
  
Clause 204
 
  
BY THE LORD BEAUMONT OF WHITLEY
 
282     Page 120, line 10, at end insert (", and
    (d)  to oversee the specification of rail services in metropolitan areas, responsibility for which it shall delegate to the appropriate Passenger Transport Executive, or in the case of Greater London, Transport For London")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
283     Page 120, line 10, at end insert--
    ("(d)  to identify unmet needs for railway services; and
    (e)  to expand the railway network where appropriate")
 
  
Clause 205
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
284     Page 120, line 17, at end insert ("including representatives of disabled people") 
  
BY THE LORD BERKELEY
 
285     Page 120, line 26, leave out from beginning to first ("by") in line 28 and insert--
 
    ("The Authority shall formulate a strategy for securing the provision of services in various parts of Great Britain for the carriage of passengers and freight")
 
  
After Clause 205
 
  
BY THE LORD BERKELEY
 
286     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Authority shall publish regular performance measures on all scheduled passenger services.
 
    (2)  For franchised services, the Authority shall maintain a public performance measure covering all scheduled services.
 
    (3)  For services not subject to franchising agreements, the Authority shall procure from operators and their employing authority equivalent information and publish it alongside those of franchised services.
 
    (4)  For international services, performance information applies to the UK part only.
 
    (5)  Exemptions from performance measures may be granted to heritage railways.
 
    (6)  The Authority shall publish minimum standard levels for each franchise operator together with levels of performance at which penalties apply and at which a franchise holder may be--
    (a)  deprived of his franchise, or
    (b)  prevented from applying for other franchises for specific periods.")
Performance measures and minimum standard levels.
 
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