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

  
Clause 150
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 91, line 36, after ("(5),") insert ("for "are persons, or any description of persons," substitute "by an authority are persons appearing to the authority to be persons" and") 
  
After Clause 209
 
  
BY THE LORD FREEMAN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  The Strategic Rail Authority shall publish annually a statement of its rail freight policy and details of financial assistance planned for each forthcoming financial year.")Rail freight policy: annual statement.
  
Clause 222
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 133, line 36, leave out ("(apart from the Authority) and insert ("who has made representations pursuant to subsection (1)") 
  
Clause 256
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Leave out Clause 256 
  
After Clause 256
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  At the end of paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 36 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 insert ", or section 4 (drink and drugs)".
 
    (2)  After paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 36 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, insert "or
    (c)  a second offence within two years under section 3 (careless driving) of the Road Traffic Act 1988;".")
Disqualification until test is passed.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In the Road Traffic Act 1988, after subsection (3) of section 105, there shall be inserted--
        (3A)  Nothing in the regulations shall prevent a member of the armed forces from being granted a full or provisional licence to drive heavy motor cars by virtue of three, or less, penalty points awarded in accordance with section 28 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988."")
Grant of licence to armed forces' members.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 36 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, there is inserted--Retraining.
 Endorsement of licences.     36A.--(1)  Subsection (2) applies where--
    (a)  a person is the holder of a licence;
    (b)  he is convicted of a second offence under section 3 (careless driving) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 within a three year period;
    (c)  the penalty points to be taken into account under section 29 on the occasion of the second offence number between two and five;
    (d)  the court makes an order falling within section 44(1)(b) in respect of the offence.
    (2)  Where this subsection applies, the court must send to the Secretary of State a notice containing the particulars required to be endorsed on the counterpart of the person's licence in accordance with the order referred to in subsection (1)(d).
 
 Mandatory retraining classes.     36B.--(1)  Where the Secretary of State receives a notice sent to him under section 36A(2) of the particulars required to be endorsed on the counterpart of a person's licence, the Secretary of State must by notice served on that person require them to attend mandatory retraining classes.
 
    (2)  A requirement under subsection (1) shall have effect from a date specified in the notice of retraining which may not be earlier than the date of service of that notice."")
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 41(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--
        (5A)  Regulations under this section shall provide that articulated tanker vehicles designed and used to carry cement can be operated at 48,000 kilograms gross train weight."")
Construction and use regulations: cement carrying vehicles.
  
After Clause 258
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 17(3) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 there shall be inserted--
        (3A)  Regulations made under subsection (2) shall, in respect of breakdown warning triangles--
            (i)  not prohibit their use on a special road,
            (ii)  provide for their placement at least 100 meters behind a broken down vehicle."")
Breakdown warning triangles: regulations.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--After section 38(9) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--
        (10)  No provision of the code shall discourage the use of breakdown warning triangles on a special road.
        (11)  The code shall provide that when breakdown warning triangles are used on a special road, they shall be placed at least 100 metres behind the broken down vehicle."")
Breakdown warning triangles used on special roads.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 47(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--
        (1A)  A person who uses on a road at any time, or causes or permits to be so used, a vehicle to which this section applies and there is not fixed to and exhibited on the vehicle a test date disc in accordance with section 45(2) of this Act is guilty of an offence."")
Failure to exhibit test date disc.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 45(2)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there is inserted--
    (c)  for the issue and display of a test date disc, where it is found on such examination that the requirements mentioned in subsection (1) above are complied with.
    (2A)  In this section, a "test date disc" means disc similar in size and shape to a license issued according to regulations made under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 and containing the following particulars--
    (a)  the registered number of the vehicle assigned under section 23 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994;
    (b)  the date until which the test certificate is valid; and
    (c)  the serial number of the test certificate.")
Display of test date disc on excise vehicles.
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Secretary of State may by regulations order that the renewal of an excise licence for a vehicle may be refused where there are one or more outstanding parking fines against that vehicle.
 
    (2)  Before making regulations under subsection (1), the Secretary of State shall consult such persons as he thinks fit.
 
    (3)  Regulations made under subsection (1) shall be made by statutory instrument which shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.")
Renewal of vehicle excise licence: regulations.
  
Schedule 30
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 331, column 3, leave out lines 7 to 9 
 
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