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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 38
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Page 24, line 32, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State may give to any person holding shares in a licence holder a direction requiring him to do or not to do a particular thing (which may include transferring a share or shares in that licence holder to such person and on such terms as to compensation and otherwise as the Secretary of State may direct), if the Secretary of State considers it necessary or expedient to give the direction in the interests of national security.")
 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 86, line 13, after ("area,") insert--
    ("(  )  information about fares for journeys on such local services,")
 
  
Clause 144
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 87, line 43, leave out ("bus lane") 
     Page 87, line 44, after ("contraventions") insert ("of bus lanes and box junctions") 
     Page 88, line 23, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  An area of a road is a box junction if it is marked in accordance with Diagram No. 1043 or 1044 of the 1994 Regulations.
 
    (  )  An area of road at a junction, other than a roundabout, is or forms a box junction if the order provides that vehicles must not enter in a manner which then causes any part of the vehicle to remain stationary within that area due to the presence of stationary vehicles, except that vehicles waiting to complete a right turn may remain stationary within the area for so long as prevented from completing that turn by reason either of oncoming vehicles or of the presence of other stationary vehicles waiting in or near that area to complete a right turn.")
 
     Page 89, line 30, at end insert--
    (""1994 Regulations" means the Traffic Signs and General Directions Regulations 1994,")
 
  
Clause 145
 
  
BY THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE BARONESS HAMWEE
 
     Page 90, line 10, after ("person") insert ("or young person under the age of 19 years and undergoing full-time education and training") 
  
Clause 178
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
     Leave out Clause 178 
  
Clause 207
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Page 124, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Authority may further its purposes, in accordance with any strategies it has formulated with respect to them, by means of competitions and tenders for the purpose of encouraging innovation and otherwise, provided that such competitions and tenders, where they relate to matters of material importance to the Authority's exercise of its functions, are conducted in accordance with rules that have first been approved by the Secretary of State.")
 
  
After Clause 263
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Type approvals: exemptions 
     . In section 63 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (obligatory type approval certificates, certificates of conformity and Minister's approval certificates), for subsection (5) (power to make exemptions by regulations) substitute--
        (5)  The Secretary of State may make provision for securing that, subject to such restrictions and conditions as may be specified by or under the instrument by which the provision is made--
      (a)  the use of vehicles is exempted from all or any of the preceding provisions of this section for purposes specified in the instrument or in such an area as is so specified,
      (b)  goods vehicles are exempted from the provisions of subsection (2) above, and
      (c)  there are issued in respect of vehicles or vehicle parts, in such circumstances as may be specified in the instrument, certificates of temporary exemption exempting the vehicles or vehicle parts from the provisions of subsection (1) above for such period as may be provided in the certificate.
        (6)  Subject to subsection (7) below, the power conferred by subsection (5) above is exercisable by regulations.
        (7)  That power is exercisable by order in relation to--
      (a)  specified vehicles, or
      (b)  vehicles of specified persons;
    and an order under this subsection may be varied or revoked by a subsequent order of the Secretary of State."")
Type approval: individual exemptions.
1988 c. 52.
  
BY THE LORD BERKELEY
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
THE LORD BRADSHAW
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In the Road Traffic Act 1988, after section 41 insert--Compulsory goods vehicle weighing scheme.
1988 c. 52.
 Compulsory goods vehicle weighing scheme.     41ZA.--(1)  The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring the weighing of any goods vehicle using a major road freight facility, port or premises and the provision of a weight report to the driver of the vehicle.
 
    (2)  In particular regulations made under subsection (1) may make provision with respect to--
    (a)  the method of weighing such goods vehicles;
    (b)  the form and contents of the weight report;
    (c)  the number of such reports that must be provided to the driver;
    (d)  the driver signing and returning a prescribed number of such reports to the operator of the facility;
    (e)  the keeping of copies of such reports by the operator of the facility; and
    (f)  the production of such copies by the operator on the request of prescribed public authorities.
    (3)  Regulations made under subsection (1) may provide for exemptions from the requirement under subsection (1) for--
    (a)  specified classes of goods vehicles;
    (b)  specified classes of major road freight facility, port or premises; and
    (c)  specified circumstances.
    (4)  A weight report provided in accordance with regulations made under this section may be produced in evidence in any proceedings for an offence under this Part relating to the weight of a goods vehicle.
 
    (5)  In this section "major road freight facility, port or premises" means any such facility, port or premises--
    (a)  having facilities for the carriage of goods by road, and
    (b)  having an annual throughput of more than 25,000 goods vehicles each exceeding 30,000 kilograms gross vehicle weight,
or more than one such facility, port or premises where they are under common management, control or ownership, share a common access to the highway and together have that annual throughput.".")
 
  
After Clause 264
 
  
BY THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE LORD SWINFEN
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  Guidance shall be issued under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 to ensure that all local licensing authorities require that drivers of hackney carriages shall undergo a two hour programme of disability awareness training prior to being granted their licence.
 
    (2)  Such guidance shall be updated as necessary and reissued to local licensing authorities.")
Disability awareness training for licensed taxi drivers.
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(1)  The Secretary of State may by order implement a scheme for the charging of foreign lorries and large passenger vehicles on entering the United Kingdom.
 
    (2)  The scheme may apply different charges for different classes of vehicle.
 
    (3)  Before implementing a scheme under this section the Secretary of State shall consult United Kingdom local authorities, road haulage and passenger vehicle operators, the European Commission and any other bodies which appear appropriate.
 
    (4)  The effects of the scheme must be reviewed annually.
 
    (5)  No order may be made by the Secretary of State under this section unless a draft of the instrument containing it has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.")
Powers to charge foreign goods vehicles and large passenger vehicles entering the United Kingdom.
  
After Clause 266
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     (".--(1) The Secretary of State shall review the operation in relation to rural roads of the provision made by and under--Report on rural road speed limits.
 
    (a)  Part VI of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (speed limits), and
    (b)  Schedule 9 to that Act (orders) so far as relating to orders under that Part.
    (2)  The review shall in particular include consideration of whether (and, if so, how) the law should be amended to facilitate the introduction of rural road hierarchies.
 
    (3)  A rural road hierarchy is a system under which rural roads are categorised by a local traffic authority (by reference to the ways in which they are used) for the purpose of subjecting different categories of rural roads to different speed limits.
 
    (4)  The Secretary of State shall consult--
    (a)  the Scottish Ministers, and
    (b)  the National Assembly for Wales,
when carrying out the review.
 
    (5)  The Secretary of State shall publish a report of the review before the end of the period of 12 months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.
 
    (6)  The Secretary of State shall lay a copy of the report before each House of Parliament.
1984 c. 27.
     (7)  In this section "local traffic authority" has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.")1984 c. 27.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Quiet lanes and home zones and rural road speed limits 
     .--(1) A local traffic authority may designate any road for which they are the traffic authority as a quiet lane or a home zone.
 
    (2)  The appropriate national authority may make regulations authorising local traffic authorities who have designated roads as quiet lanes or home zones to make use orders and speed orders of such descriptions as are prescribed by the regulations in relation to any roads designated by them as quiet lanes or home zones.
 
    (3)  A use order is an order permitting the use of a road for purposes other than passage.
 
    (4)  But a use order may not permit any person--
    (a)  wilfully to obstruct the lawful use of a road by others, or
    (b)  to use a road in a way which would deny reasonable access to premises situated on or adjacent to the road.
    (5)  A speed order is an order authorising the local traffic authority by whom it is made to take measures with a view to reducing the speed of motor vehicles or cycles (or both) on a road to below that specified in the order.
 
    (6)  The appropriate national authority may make regulations specifying procedures for the making, variation and revocation of--
    (a)  designations, and
    (b)  use orders and speed orders,
including procedures for confirmation (whether by the appropriate national authority or any other body).
 
    (7)  The appropriate national authority may give guidance to local traffic authorities about matters to which they must have regard in determining whether or not to designate a road as a quiet lane or home zone.
 
    (8)  In this section--
    the appropriate national authority" means--
          (a)  the Secretary of State as respects England, and
          (b)  the National Assembly for Wales as respects Wales,
Quiet lanes and home zones.
 
    cycle" has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Act 1988,
1988 c. 52.
 
    local traffic authority" has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984,
    motor vehicle" means a mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads, and
1984 c. 27.
 
    road" has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
    (9)  Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument and may make different provision for different cases or areas.
 
    (10)  A statutory instrument containing regulations made by the Secretary of State under this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.")
1984 c. 27.
  
Clause 272
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 177, line 16, leave out second ("and") 
     Page 177, line 16, at end insert ("and section (Report on rural road speed limits)") 
  
Clause 276
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
     Page 178, line 23, leave out ("and 266 to 268") and insert ("266 and (Quiet lanes and home zones) and 267 and 268") 
     Page 178, line 26, leave out ("section 265") and insert ("sections (Type approval: individual exemptions), 265 and (Report on rural road speed limits)") 
 
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