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Railways and Transport Safety Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Transport, are published

separately as HL Bill 53–EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord McIntosh of Haringey has made the following statement under section

19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Railways and Transport Safety Bill are compatible

with the Convention rights.

 
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Contents

Part 1

Investigation of Railway Accidents

Introduction

      1        Meaning of “railway” and “railway property”

      2        Meaning of “railway accident” and “railway incident”

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch

      3        Establishment

      4        General aims

      5        Assistance to others

      6        Annual report

Investigation by Branch

      7        Investigations

      8        Investigator’s powers

      9        Regulations

Investigation by industry

      10        Requirement to investigate

Accident regulations

      11        Accident regulations

General

      12        Crown application

      13        Regulations

      14        Extent

 
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Part 2

Office of Rail Regulation

      15        Establishment

      16        Transfer of functions

      17        Extent

Part 3

British Transport Police

Police Authority

      18        The British Transport Police Authority

      19        Exercise of functions

Police Force

      20        Establishment of Police Force

      21        Chief Constable

      22        Deputy Chief Constable

      23        Assistant Chief Constables

      24        Constables

      25        Special constables

      26        Cadets

      27        Civilian employees

      28        Terms of employment

      29        Trade union membership

Jurisdiction

      30        Jurisdiction

      31        Prosecution

Police Services Agreements

      32        Police services agreement

      33        Compulsory police services agreement

      34        Arbitration by Secretary of State

Regulation of Police Force

      35        Police regulations: general

      36        Police regulations: special constables

      37        Police regulations: cadets

      38        British Transport Police Federation

      39        Regulations: approval in draft

      40        Police regulations: direction to Authority

      41        Police regulations by Secretary of State

      42        Regulations: further appeal

      43        Equipment regulations

      44        Regulation of procedure and practice

      45        Conditions of service: Transport Police Conference

 
 

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      46        Code of practice: Authority

      47        Code of practice: Chief Constable

      48        Service outside Police Force

Planning

      49        Policing objectives: Authority

      50        Policing objectives: Secretary of State

      51        Railways policing plan

      52        Performance targets

      53        Performance directions

      54        Three-year strategy plan

Information, &c.

      55        Reports by Chief Constable

      56        Annual report by Authority

      57        Other reports to Secretary of State

      58        Statistics

      59        Inquiry

      60        Inquiry: supplemental

      61        Public consultation

Inspection

      62        Inspection

      63        Action after adverse inspection report

      64        Remedial direction

      65        Action plan

      66        Senior appointment: delegation of function

Miscellaneous

      67        Offences

      68        Part III of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)

      69        International assistance

      70        Exercise of functions by Secretary of State

General

      71        Crown application

      72        Consequential, transitional and incidental provision

      73        Regulations and orders

      74        Interpretation

      75        Index of defined expressions

      76        Extent

Part 4

Shipping: Alcohol and Drugs

Offences

      77        Professional staff on duty

 
 

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      78        Professional staff off duty

      79        Non-professionals

      80        Prescribed limit

Enforcement

      81        Penalty

      82        Specimens, &c.

      83        Detention pending arrival of police

      84        Arrest without warrant

      85        Right of entry

General

      86        Consequential repeal

      87        Orders and regulations

      88        Interpretation

      89        Crown application, &c.

      90        Territorial application

Part 5

Aviation: Alcohol and Drugs

Offences

      91        Being unfit for duty

      92        Prescribed limit

      93        Aviation functions

Enforcement

      94        Penalty

      95        Specimens, &c.

      96        Arrest without warrant

      97        Right of entry

General

      98        Regulations

      99        Crown application

      100        Military application

      101        Territorial application

Part 6

Miscellaneous

      102        Convention on International Carriage by Rail

      103        Office of Rail Regulation: general duties

      104        Railways safety levy

      105        Railway security services

      106        Road traffic: fixed penalty

      107        Seat belts: delivery drivers

 
 

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      108        Highways: snow and ice

      109        Shipping legislation: application to structures, craft, &c.

      110        Maritime security services

      111        Railways in London: transfers

      112        Railways in London: information

Part 7

General

      113        Schedules 1 and 4: sequestration, &c. in Scotland

      114        Interpretation: enactment

      115        Repeals

      116        Money

      117        Commencement

      118        Extent

      119        Short title

                  Schedule 1                                         Office of Rail Regulation

                  Schedule 2                                         Abolition of Rail Regulator: Consequential Amendments

                  Part 1                    —                     Railways Act 1993 (c. 43)

                  Part 2                    —                     Other Acts

                  Schedule 3                                         Abolition of Rail Regulator: Savings, &c.

                  Schedule 4                                         British Transport Police Authority

                  Part 1                    —                     Membership

                  Part 2                    —                     Proceedings

                  Part 3                    —                     Money and property

                  Part 4                    —                     Miscellaneous

                  Schedule 5                                         British Transport Police: Consequential Amendments

                  Schedule 6                                         Convention on International Carriage by Rail

                  Schedule 7                                         Repeals

 
 

 
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