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After Clause 264
 
  
BY THE LORD ADDINGTON
THE LORD SWINFEN
 
26     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
 
27     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
 
28     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.
29     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.
  
Clause 272
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
30     Page 177, line 16, leave out second ("and") 
31     Page 177, line 16, at end insert ("and section (Report on rural road speed limits)") 
  
Clause 276
 
  
BY THE LORD MACDONALD OF TRADESTON
 
32     Page 178, line 23, leave out ("and 266 to 268") and insert ("266 and (Quiet lanes and home zones) and 267 and 268") 
33     Page 178, line 26, leave out ("section 265") and insert ("sections (Type approval: individual exemptions), 265 and (Report on rural road speed limits)") 
  
Schedule 12
 
  
BY THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE EARL ATTLEE
THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
 
34     Page 235, line 2, at end insert (", a London traffic authority's and the Greater London Authority's") 
35     Page 235, line 3, leave out ("early") 
36     Page 235, line 3, leave out ("during the initial period of the scheme") 
37     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")
 
38     Page 235, line 24, leave out from beginning to end of line 30 on page 236 
39     Page 236, line 46, leave out paragraph 12 
 
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