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

  
Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 67, line 19, at end insert ("in a manner consistent with their environmental responsibilities") 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
     Page 67, line 24, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In developing policies in respect of transport facilities and services of the kind mentioned in subsection (2)(a), each local transport authority shall take account of the need to secure that proper arrangements are made--
    (a)  to enable persons who are disabled to transfer in safety and comfort between different modes of transport; and
    (b)  to ensure that such persons have safe, comfortable and effective access to stations and other transport interchange facilities.")
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 67, line 33, at end insert--
 
    ("(  ) The local transport plan shall be consistent with the local structure plan or other relevant local plans.")
 
  
Clause 110
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 68, leave out lines 34 to 41 and insert ("develop bus services in their area on behalf of their communities having regard to the economic and social well-being of their area") 
  
Schedule 12
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
     Page 235, line 2, at end insert (", a London traffic authority's and the Greater London Authority's") 
     Page 235, line 3, leave out ("early") 
     Page 235, line 3, leave out ("during the initial period of the scheme") 
     Page 235, line 10, at end insert (", or (c) insofar as there is any surplus after application in accordance with sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) above, to reduce the council tax (or precept charged through the council tax) of the relevant authority") 
     Page 235, line 24, leave out from beginning to end of line 30 on page 236 
     Page 236, line 46, leave out paragraph 12 
  
After Clause 223
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  After section 70 of the Railways Act 1993 (code of practice for protection of interest of rail users who are disabled) insert the following section-- 
 Facilities for accessible taxis at stations.70A.--(1)  It shall be the duty of the operator of a station, so far as it is practicable for him to do so, to provide facilities for accessible taxis to ply for hire, pick up and set down passengers at that station. 
     (2)  The facilities which an operator provides in accordance with subsection (1) shall, in particular, enable disabled passengers to transfer between trains and accessible taxis in safety and reasonable comfort and, in the case of disabled passengers in wheelchairs, to do so while remaining in their wheelchairs.
 
    (3)  Where an operator fails to provide facilities in accordance with subsection (1) the Regulator may give a direction under section 16A requiring the operator to provide such facilities and the Regulator may do so without the need to comply with the requirements of subsection (5) of that section.
 
    (4)  In this section--
 
  
    accessible taxi" means a taxi which conforms to or is exempt from taxi accessibility regulations made under section 32 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;
 
  
    taxi" means a vehicle licensed under--
 
 (a)  section 37 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847,

(b)  section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869, or

(c)  section 10 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.".")

Securing provision at stations for accessible taxis.
1993 c. 43.
 
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