Railways and Transport Safety Bill—
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lordscontinued

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After Clause 108

 

THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD LUKE

66Insert the following new Clause—
  "Application of procedures for investigation of railway accidents to other mode of transport
(1)  The Secretary of State may make regulations providing for the application of the procedures for the investigation of railway accidents in Part 1 of this Act to—
(a)  road transport;
(b)  maritime transport;
(c)  air transport; and
(d)  any other mode of transport;
  with such modifications as he thinks appropriate.
(2)  No regulations may be made under subsection (1) unless a draft has been laid before and approved by a resolution of both Houses of Parliament."
 

After Clause 110

 

THE LORD BERKELEY

67Insert the following new Clause—
  "Estimated cost of preventing fatalities
(1)  In furtherance of his duties to promote safe transport, the Secretary of State shall, within a year of this Act receiving Royal Assent, publish a report setting out the estimated cost of preventing fatalities in all modes of transport.
(2)  In compiling this report, the Secretary of State shall consult with such persons as he considers fit.
(3)  The report published under this section must be taken into account when assessing investments, standards or regulations connected with transport safety.
(4)  Both the contents of any report published under this section and the estimated cost of preventing fatalities contained therein shall be reviewed at least every five years.
(5)  A report published under this section shall be presented to Parliament."
68Insert the following new Clause—
  "Compatibility of safety standards
  In furtherance of his duty to promote safe transport, the Secretary of State shall ensure that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) accepts European Technical Standards for interoperability on the railways as compliant with the HSE's own standards defined as "As Low as Reasonably Practical (ALARP)."
69Insert the following new Clause—
  "External threats to safety: funding
(   )  In furtherance of his duties to promote safer transport, the Secretary of State shall provide funding through the Strategic Rail Authority to support measures to protect the railways from external threats to safety."
 

Clause 117

 

THE LORD BRADSHAW

70Page 53, line 33, leave out "come into force on the passing of this Act" and insert "not come into force until the Secretary of State has issued a letter of comfort to Transport for London"

 
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