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Clause 170
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 102, line 24, after ("vehicles") insert ("(other than powered two wheelers which are excluded)") 
     Page 102, line 29, at end (",  and
      (f)  include a provision for any vehicle able to pass through any designated charging area without any charges being incurred once every calendar month")
 
     Page 102, line 29, at end insert--
        ("(  )  The charging authority or authorities must keep every charging scheme made by it, or them, under review and must revoke a charging scheme if it no longer meets the criteria set out in subsection (2) of section 163.")
 
     Page 102, line 34, leave out subsection (3) 
     Page 103, line 3, leave out subsection (6) 
  
Clause 172
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 103, line 37, leave out paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert--
      ("(a)  by the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence")
 
     Page 104, line 10, after ("if") insert ("with intent to avoid payment of a charge imposed by a charging scheme under this Part") 
  
Clause 173
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 104, line 41, leave out ("or requiring") 
     Page 105, line 13, leave out ("or requiring") 
  
Clause 174
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 105, line 40, 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") 
  
Clause 176
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 106, line 45, at end insert--
        ("(7)  The charging authority should identify through routes that are covered by the designated area and sign an alternative route.")
 
  
Clause 177
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 107, line 7, at end insert--
        ("(  )  A licensing scheme shall be introduced only after the majority of the public transport improvements outlined in the local transport plan have been implemented and successfully in operation for the minimum of six months.")
 
     Page 107, line 7, at end insert--
        ("(  )  A workplace with four or fewer parking places will be exempted from the levy.")
 
     Page 107, line 11, leave out paragraph (b) 
  
Clause 184
 
  
BY THE LORD LEA OF CRONDALL
THE LORD BRETT
 
     Page 110, line 40, at end insert ("including employers and their workforce representatives") 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 110, line 42, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 111, line 8, leave out ("may") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 111, line 10, after ("persons") insert ("(who shall be suitably qualified and independent of the licensing authority or licensing authorities)") 
     Page 111, line 13, leave out ("may, at any time") and insert ("shall") 
     Page 111, line 15, leave out ("other persons") and insert ("such organisations representative of those affected, or likely to be affected, by the licensing scheme or its variation and such other persons as are appropriate") 
     Page 111, line 16, leave out ("other persons") and insert ("such organisations representative of those affected, or likely to be affected, by the licensing scheme or its variation and such other persons as are appropriate") 
  
Clause 185
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 111, line 40, at end insert--
        ("(  )  The licensing authority or authorities must keep every licensing scheme made by it or them under review and must revoke a licensing scheme if it no longer meets the criteria set out in subsection (2) of section 178.")
 
  
Clause 187
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 113, line 1, leave out subsection (3) 
  
Schedule 12
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 222, line 44, at end insert (", a London traffic authority's and the Greater London Authority's") 
     Page 222, line 45, leave out ("early") 
     Page 222, line 45, leave out from ("during") to end of line 46 
     Page 223, line 2, at end insert ("or--
      (c)  insofar as there is any surplus after application in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) and (b) above to reduce the council tax (or precept charged through the council tax) of the relevant authority")
 
     Page 223, leave out lines 16 to 37 
     Page 223, line 34, leave out from beginning to end of line 23 on page 224 
     Page 224, leave out lines 39 to 50 
  
Clause 193
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 115, line 13, after ("(1)") insert ("or (2)") 
     Page 115, line 26, at end insert--
        ("(  )  If any information is disclosed or used 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.")
 
  
Clause 227
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 144, line 4, at end insert--
        ("(  )  It shall be the duty of the Rail Passengers Council to act as the first point of contact concerning safety matters with the travelling public and as another channel for rail staff to use when wishing to raise safety issues anonymously. The Rail Passengers Council are to log all questions raised, present the problem to the safety body and monitor its progress.
        (  )  When the safety body have finalised the matter or reached a conclusion on how they will proceed to deal with the problem the Rail Passengers Council will prepare and send a report to the person who raised the question and the Secretary of State. On the first day of each month the Rail Passengers Council will publish a log of questions raised and conclusions from the safety body.
        (  )  To ensure that the public can easily get in contact with the Rail Passengers Council when they have a safety concern the Rail Passengers Council will prepare a poster which must be prominently displayed on all platforms, ticket offices and rail facilities that passengers may use. The poster should describe the function of the Rail Passengers Council with regard to safety and give precise instructions on how to contact them.")
 
  
Clause 239
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 152, line 10, leave out from ("such") to end of line 11 and insert ("redundancy payment as is normal for a senior civil servant") 
  
After Clause 255
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     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.
  
After Clause 256
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("USE OF WEIGHT RESTRICTED ROUTES BY GOODS VEHICLES> 
     It shall be incumbent on the driver of a goods vehicle using a weight restricted route to provide evidence on demand to any police officer or member of the Vehicle Inspectorate or Trading Standards Office that he is using the route lawfully.")Lawful use of weight restricted routes by goods vehicles.
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  In section 92 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, after subsection (9) there is inserted--
        (9A)  This section does not apply to a licence issued under the provisions of section 97(1)(e) of this Act."
    (2)  In section 97 of that Act, after subsection (1)(d) there is inserted--
      (e)  requires a licence that at the time of issue does not authorise him to drive any class of vehicle,"
    (3)  In section 98 of that Act, after subsection (1)(d) there is inserted--
      (e)  if issued under section 97(1)(e) of this Act, not authorise any class of vehicle that can be driven".")
Conditions of use of Licence.
  
After Clause 257
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  As part of their local transport plan, and subject to guidance issued by the appropriate national authority, a local transport authority may designate any residential road within their area as a quiet lane. Designations of home zones or quiet lanes may be made for any or all of the following purposes--
    (a)  improving the environment;
    (b)  improving the safety and security of the community in whose area the home zone is situated;
    (c)  improving safety on rural road, especially for pedestrians, pedal cyclists and horse riders, by reducing the risk of accidents;
    (d)  protecting the character and distinctiveness of the countryside from damage by traffic.
    (2)  At any future time the appropriate national authority may introduce regulations with regard to home zones or quiet lanes which may have any or all of the following effects--
    (a)  giving pedestrians and pedal cyclists precedence on any highway in a home zone, and pedestrians, pedal cyclists and horse-riders precedence on any quiet lane;
    (b)  requiring the driver of any mechanically powered vehicle to accord such precedence to any pedestrian, pedal cyclist or horse-rider;
    (c)  requiring pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders to show reasonable behaviour towards any mechanically powered vehicle, and not wilfully to obstruct its passage;
    (d)  requiring physical or other measures to reduce traffic speeds to no more than 10 mph in a road designated as a home zone, or 20 mph on a designated quiet lane.")
Local transport plan and road traffic.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Local transport authorities shall have the power under this section to review any restricted and unrestricted non-urban road or roads for which they are the traffic authority and reclassify them as part of a rural road hierarchy.
 
    (2)  Local transport authorities may amend the existing speed limit for a road or roads within that classification, taking into account guidance issued by the appropriate national authority.
 
    (3)  As soon as is practicable and no later than six months after the coming into force of this Act the appropriate national authority shall issue guidance as to the way in which a transport authority shall exercise its powers in developing a rural road hierarchy.
 
    (4)  Guidance under this section shall include guidance on--
    (a)  the function of the rural road hierarchy;
    (b)  definitions of different road types and areas, including country lanes, quiet lanes and villages;
    (c)  the procedures for reviewing the classification of roads and reclassifying them, including the use of appraisal;
    (d)  requirements for public consultation;
    (e)  appropriate speed limits for different road types within the hierarchy;
    (f)  the procedures for applying speed limits on an area basis;
    (g)  how the rural road hierarchy will link into requirements under Section 92 for the production of Local Transport Plans; and
    (h)  the relationship between the rural road hierarchy and urban road.
    (5)  The appropriate national authority may, if it deems it appropriate, issue different guidance for different authorities or different types of authority or for different areas.")
Rural road hierarchy.
 
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