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Lord Macdonald of Tradeston moved Amendments Nos. 138 to 148:



    Page 319, line 42, column 3, leave out ("(a)") and insert ("(b)").


    Page 319, line 44, column 3, leave out ("(a)") and insert ("(b)").


    Page 320, line 10, column 3, leave out ("47(1),") and insert ("57(1),").


    Page 320, line 55, column 3, leave out from (""each",") to ("or,") in line 6 on page 321 and insert ("paragraph (a), in paragraph (b), the words "in the case of the Waterways Board", the words "will be so connected by rail or so situated in relation to a railway line or, as the case may be," and the words "the rail services of the Railways Board can be directly used").


    Page 321, line 10, column 3, leave out (""the Railways Board,",") and insert (""Railways Board, and",").


    Page 321, line 24, at end insert--


    ("1969 c. 48.Post Office Act 1969.In section 20(1)(c), the words "the British Railways Board and" and the word "other".")


    Page 321, line 54, column 3, at beginning insert (""the").


    Page 322, line 3, at end insert--


    ("1980 c. 34.Transport Act 1980.In Schedule 6, paragraph 10.")


    Page 322, line 4, column 3, at beginning insert--


    ("In Schedule 3, in paragraph 31(4), the words "the British Railways Board,".")


    Page 322, line 12, column 3, at beginning insert--


    ("Section 22.")

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On Question, amendments agreed to.

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston moved Amendment No. 149:


    Page 322, column 3, leave out line 14 and insert--


("In section 41-- in subsection (1), the words from "as it applies" to the end, in subsection (2), the words "or the Railways Board", and subsection (4).")

The noble Lord said: I beg to move.

6.45 p.m.

Lord Berkeley: I would like to seek clarification from my noble friend about Amendment No. 149, which removes a part of Clause 41 of the Channel Tunnel Act. The part it removes relates to the application of the Central Transport Consultative Committee as it applies in relation to services and specifically as provided by the Railways Board or any subsidiary. I wonder if my noble friend would be able to tell me--or if he cannot today perhaps he could write and tell me--what are the obligations under this Bill for Eurostar services or rail freight services through the Channel Tunnel? If they were stopped tomorrow, is there any obligation on the board or its successor to keep the Eurostar services going? If there is no obligation, what would happen to the rolling stock concerned? Would it be scrapped or is there a requirement to return it to the Government?

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston: I shall accept the invitation of my noble friend Lord Berkeley and write to him on that matter.

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston moved Amendments Nos. 150 to 166:


    Page 322, line 15, column 3, at end insert--


    ("In Schedule 6, in paragraph 6, the words "or the Railways Board".")


    Page 322, line 17, at end insert--


    ("1991 c. vii.Heathrow Express Railway Act 1991.In section 41(2), the words "or the Board" and the words "and the Board".")


    Page 322, column 3, leave out line 37.


    Page 323, line 30, column 3, at end insert--


    ("in subsection (1), the words "as eligible for provision under a franchise agreement",")

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    Page 323, line 52, column 3, at end insert--


    ("In section 35(1), the words "as eligible for provision under a franchise agreement".")


    Page 324, line 53, column 3, at end insert--


    ("in subsection (5A), the words "in relation to a licence holder or person under closure restrictions",")


    Page 325, line 14, column 3, leave out ("73(8)") and insert ("73(2)(c) and (8)").


    Page 325, column 3, leave out lines 32 to 38 and insert--


    ("Section 78(1) to (4), (6) and (7).")


    Page 326, line 34, column 3, at end insert--


    ("Section 152(2).")


    Page 326, line 41, column 3, at end insert ("including the heading),").


    Page 326, line 43, column 3, after ("2(1),") insert ("the word "each" and").


    Page 326, line 51, column 3, at end insert--


    ("in paragraph 4, the word "each",")


    Page 327, line 3, column 3, after ("6,") insert ("the word "each" and").


    Page 327, line 18, column 3, after ("Regulator",") insert--


    ("in paragraph 8(1), the word ", 3",")


    Page 327, line 29, column 3, after ("Regulator",") insert--


    ("in paragraph 8(1), the word ", 3",")

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    Page 328, line 5, column 3, at end insert--


    ("Schedule 13.")


    Page 329, line 22, at end insert--


    ("1984 c. 27.Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.In section 26(1), the words "during periods between the hours of eight in the morning and half-past five in the afternoon when children are so on their way,". In section 28-- in subsection (1), the words "between the hours of eight in the morning and half-past five in the afternoon", and in subsection (5), paragraph (c) and the word "and" before it.")

On Question, amendments agreed to.

Schedule 30, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 248 to 251 agreed to.

Clause 252 [Extent]:

Lord Whitty moved Amendment No. 167:


    Page 155, line 32, after ("245") insert (", and the repeals relating to Part V,").

On Question, amendment agreed to.

Clauses 252, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 253 agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments.

        The Committee adjourned at eight minutes before seven o'clock.


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