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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 10 December 2014

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Infrastructure Bill [Lords] Committee 1-3 and 5

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]


 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Before appointing a strategic highways company the Secretary of State must

 

consult all highways authorities in the area to be specified under section 1(a)

 

responsible for roads in that area other than the roads specified under 1(b). This

 

consultation must cover—

 

(a)    

the structure of the new organisation;

 

(b)    

the appointment of at least one non-executive director representing those

 

authorities to the board of the new company; and

 

(c)    

any other matter which the Secretary of State deems relevant.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  4,  after first “the”, insert “joint social, economic and

 

environmental”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  32,  at beginning insert “In order to contribute to the

 

achievement of sustainable development”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  33,  leave out “effect of” and insert “desirability of securing

 

improvements through”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy upon the

 

condition and development of the local roads network and local transport

 

provision;

 

(d)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy on links with

 

other nationally and regionally significant transport and infrastructure

 

projects, including ports and airports; and

 

(e)    

the anticipated impact of the Roads Investment Strategy on the growth

 

plans of city regions and sub-regional bodies.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Schedule  2,  page  82,  line  23,  after “and”, insert—

 

“(i)    

how that strategy is expected to impact upon the condition and

 

development of the local road network and local transport

 

provision and the growth plans of city regions and sub-

 

regions;

 

(ii)    

how that strategy is expected to impact on the growth plans of

 

city regions and sub-regional bodies;

 

(iii)    

how that strategy is expected to impact upon the condition and

 

development of links with other nationally and regionally

 

significant transport and infrastructure projects, including

 

ports and airports; and

 

(iv)    

an assessment of the structural condition of the strategic and

 

local road networks.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

how the strategic highways company will co-operate with Network Rail

 

for the effective integration of strategic road and rail planning and

 

development, including a long route or utilisation strategies.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

provision of services for the conveyance of passengers or freight”

 

Richard Burden

 

Schedule  2,  page  82,  line  17,  after “relate”, insert—

 

“(d)    

the circumstances in which the Road Investment Strategy will allow the

 

strategic highways company to undertake commercial services or charge

 

for services”

 

Richard Burden

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause


 
 

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9

 

, continued

 
 

         

“Walking and cycling

 

Within six months of the day on which this Act is passed, Her Majesty’s

 

Government shall lay before Parliament a strategy which establishes long-term

 

commitment and funding to increase rates of walking and cycling, including in

 

the planning of infrastructure projects.”

 

Richard Burden

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Route Strategies

 

(1)    

The strategic highways company shall produce route strategies for all highways

 

under its control (“specified highways”) and shall ensure such strategies remain

 

up to date.

 

(2)    

In deciding how to divide up specified highways into route strategies, the

 

strategic highways company shall have due regard to local government

 

boundaries and travel to work areas.

 

(3)    

Route strategies shall consider—

 

(a)    

other transport modes, including railways and port facilities, that are

 

served by specified highways or run parallel to them;

 

(b)    

the interaction between specified highways and other highways;

 

(c)    

opportunities to secure the expeditious movement of people and freight;

 

and

 

(d)    

opportunities to reduce environmental impacts.

 

(4)    

The strategic highways company must—

 

(a)    

carry out such consultation, and arrange for such publicity, as the

 

strategic highways company thinks appropriate in relation to a route

 

strategy;

 

(b)    

consult such persons, and such descriptions of persons, as may be

 

prescribed;

 

(c)    

have regard to the responses to the consultation and publicity in deciding

 

whether to proceed with a route strategy.

 

(5)    

In setting or varying a Roads Investment Strategy, the Secretary of State shall

 

have due regard to route strategies.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State may make regulations about route strategies.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Nothing in this Act shall alter the accountability of the Secretary of State to

 

Parliament for the highways specified under section 2(1)(b)

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

a target for vocational qualifications to be gained by individuals

 

employed by the strategic highways company and carrying out activities

 

in connection with preparing for, and constructing, the network referred

 

to in section 1(1)(b)


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  5,  page  3,  line  39,  at end insert “including on matters of remuneration,

 

management, financial arrangements and staffing”

 

Richard Burden

 

Schedule  3,  page  87,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

the change in employment shall not alter the terms and conditions of that

 

person’s employment.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  40,  after “authority”, insert—

 

“( )    

how the strategic highways company’s exercise of its functions or

 

achievement of its objectives affects communities located near the

 

highways for which it is the highway authority.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  40,  after “authority”, insert—

 

“( )    

the views of road users in general; and

 

( )    

the environment.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  22,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  2,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office of

 

Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  12,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 

Richard Burden

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  33,  leave out “Office of Rail Regulation” and insert “Office

 

of Road and Rail Regulation”

 


 
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