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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

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

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 38
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
1     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 108
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
2     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
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
3     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
THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
4     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
THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
5     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") 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
6     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
 
7     Page 87, line 43, leave out ("bus lane") 
8     Page 87, line 44, after ("contraventions") insert ("of bus lanes and box junctions") 
9     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.")
 
10     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
 
11     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
 
12     Leave out Clause 178 
  
Clause 207
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
13     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 223
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
14     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--Securing provision at stations for accessible taxis.
1993 c. 43.
 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.".")

 
  
Clause 247
 
  
BY THE EARL ATTLEE
 
15     Page 162, line 13, after ("of") insert ("technical") 
16     Page 162, line 16, after ("for") insert ("technical") 
17     Page 162, line 17, after ("with") insert ("technical") 
18     Page 162, line 19, after ("of") insert ("technical") 
19     Page 162, line 22, after ("with") insert ("technical") 
20     Page 162, line 23, after ("with") insert ("technical") 
21     Page 162, line 26, after ("with") insert ("technical") 
22     Page 162, line 27, after ("with,") insert ("technical") 
23     Page 162, line 29, leave out subsections (6) to (9) 
  
After Clause 263
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
THE EARL ATTLEE
 
24     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
 
25     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.".")
 
 
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