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Transport Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (b) to the Second Marshalled List of Amendments to the Transport Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 255
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
304A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In Schedule 3 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 (qualifications for standard licence), 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 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."")
Operators' licences: good repute.
  
After Clause 256
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
315A*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In the Road Traffic Act 1988, after subsection (2) of section 111, there shall be inserted--
        (3)  The Secretary of State shall produce an annual report on the effect of delays in the granting of provisional vocational drivers' licences."")
Effects of delays in granting provisional HGV drivers licences: publication of annual report.
  
After Clause 258
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
329D*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Secretary of State shall undertake an annual investigation of the road haulage industry to establish industry's needs with regard to the employment and training of commercial vehicle drivers.
 
    (2)  The Secretary of State shall publish his conclusions in a report laid before Parliament 12 months after this Act comes into force and annually thereafter.
 
    (3)  The report shall cover--
    (a)  causes of road haulage industry accidents;
    (b)  backlog of vocational driving tests;
    (c)  training needs in the use of information technology;
    (d)  shortages of suitable driving and related transport instructors; and
    (e)  shortages and quality examiners.")
Driver employment and training in road haulage industry: publication of annual report.
 
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