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Here you can browse the Amendments to the Transport Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 107
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In addition to containing the proposals and policies required by section 107 above, the local transport plan--
    (a)  shall contain the Authority's proposals for the provision of transport which is accessible to disabled people;
    (b)  shall specify a timetable for the implementation of the proposals contained in the transport strategy by virtue of paragraph (a) above.
    (2)  In preparing or revising the transport strategy the Authority shall consult--
    (a)  the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee; and
    (b)  such other persons or bodies which represent the interests of disabled people as it considers appropriate to consult.")
Local transport plan: accessible transport for disabled people.
  
Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 66, line 12, after second ("it)") insert ("in the format of their choice") 
  
After Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Each local transport plan must include a document to be known as the local walking strategy containing their general policies as to how best to carry out their functions in order to secure that--
    (a)  the pedestrian environment meets the transport requirements of persons within the authority's area as the authority considers should be met by such services;
    (b)  the pedestrian environment is provided to the standard which the authority considers they should be provided;
    (c)  such additional facilities and services connected to the pedestrian environment are provided as the authority considers should be provided.
    (2)  In formulating their local walking strategy, the authority must have regard to the transport needs of persons who are elderly or disabled.")
Local walking strategy.
  
Clause 110
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 67, line 16, at end insert (", and representatives of potential users of such services") 
  
Clause 113
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 68, line 44, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 114
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 69, line 44, at end insert--
    ("(  )  users and potential users of local services, including organisations of disabled people,")
 
  
Clause 124
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 75, line 35, at end insert--
    ("(  )  users and potential users of local services, including organisations of disabled people,")
 
  
Clause 135
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 82, line 45, at end insert (", and
    (  )  organisations respresenting people unable to read print")
 
  
Clause 138
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     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 143
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 85, line 43, leave out ("by approved local authorities") 
     Page 86, line 1, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations under subsection (1) may provide for the imposition of penalty charges--
    (a)  by approved local authorities, or
    (b)  both by approved local authorities and by Transport for London or London local authorities or both.")
 
     Page 86, line 16, leave out from ("buses") to end of line 18 and insert ("(or a particular description of bus), or
    (b)  only by buses (or a particular description of bus) and some other class or classes of vehicular traffic.")
 
     Page 86, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(4A)  The roads in relation to which regulations under subsection (1) may authorise the imposition of penalty charges are--
    (a)  in the case of an approved local authority, roads in its area,
    (b)  in the case of Transport for London, roads in Greater London of a description prescribed by such regulations or all roads in Greater London, and
    (c)  in the case of a London local authority, roads in its area of a description prescribed by such regulations or all roads in its area.
    (4B)  Before making any regulations by virtue of subsection (4A)(b) or (c) the Secretary of State shall consult--
    (a)  Transport for London, and
    (b)  the London local authorities affected by the regulations.")
 
     Page 86, line 20, leave out paragraph (a) 
     Page 86, line 30, leave out from first ("the") to ("and") in line 32 and insert ("conduct constituting the contravention is the subject of criminal proceedings or where a fixed penalty notice has been given in respect of that conduct") 
     Page 86, line 33, leave out ("by approved local authorities") 
     Page 86, line 34, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  Regulations under subsection (1) shall include provision for the level of penalty charges in the case of approved local authorities to be set by the authorities subject to the approval of the relevant national authority; and sections 74 and 74A of the Road Traffic Act 1991 apply to penalty charges in the case of Transport for London and London local authorities as they apply to additional parking charges.")1991 c. 40.
     Page 86, line 36, after ("charges,") insert--
    ("(  )  make provision for discounts or surcharges (or both),")
 
     Page 87, line 5, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Regulations under this section made by the Secretary of State or the Lord Chancellor may make provision in respect of Greater London different from that in respect of the rest of England.")
 
     Page 87, line 8, at end insert-- 
 
    (""bus" includes a tramcar (within the meaning of section 141A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) and a trolley vehicle (within the meaning of that section),")
1984 c. 27.
     Page 87, line 9, leave out ("the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984") and insert ("that Act") 
     Page 87, line 12, at end insert--
    (""London local authority" means a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London,")
 
     Page 87, line 23, leave out ("outside Greater London") 
     Page 87, line 30, after ("1") insert ("or 6") 
  
Clause 144
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 87, line 34, leave out ("that area") and insert ("England and Wales") 
     Page 87, line 34, leave out from ("area") to end of line 35 
  
Clause 145
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     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,")
 
     Page 88, line 45, leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 89 
     Page 89, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where a disabled person's impairment prevents him from 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 150
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     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."")
 
     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.")
 
     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."")
 
     Page 92, line 25, leave out from ("network") to end of line 31 
  
Clause 153
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 93, line 42, after ("operating") insert ("and improving accessibility to") 
  
Clause 201
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 119, line 14, at end insert (", and
    (c)  at least one person representative of disabled people")
 
  
Clause 205
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 120, line 17, at end insert (", including representatives of disabled people") 
  
Clause 210
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Page 123, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Compliance with the Rail Regulators Code of Practice "Meeting the Needs of Disabled People" shall be a mandatory condition of all agreements or other arrangements entered into under this section.")
 
  
Schedule 30
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 331, line 6, at end insert-- 
 ("1996 c. ix.   London Local Authorities Act 1996.  Part II.") 
     Page 331, line 26, at end insert-- 
 ("2000 c. vii.  London Local Authorities Act 2000.  Section 48. Schedule 2.") 
 
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