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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Monday 6 March 2017

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1-18, NC1

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Bus Services Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Order to be proposed by Andrew Jones.

 


 

Andrew Jones

 

To move, That the Bill be considered in the following order: Clauses 1 and 2; Schedule

 

1; Clauses 3 to 6; Schedule 2; Clauses 7 and 8; Schedule 3; Clauses 9 to 15; Schedule 4;

 

Clauses 16 to 21; new Clauses; new Schedules; Clauses 22 to 26; remaining proceedings

 

on the Bill.

 


 

Andrew Jones

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 6 March 2017                     

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrew Jones

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  43,  leave out from beginning to end of line 4 on page 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes an order-making power under which the Secretary of State may confer

 

on a local transport authority with an advanced quality partnership scheme power to enforce

 

traffic offences.

 

Andrew Jones

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  4,  leave out lines 37 to 42

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes a requirement that, under an advanced quality partnership scheme, new

 

buses providing local services must meet eligibility requirements contained in the “Low Emission

 

Bus Scheme” (a programme of grants to support the use of low and ultra-low emission vehicles),

 

where the vehicle comes into service after 1 April 2019.

 

Andrew Jones

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  6,  leave out line 1

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 4 remove a requirement to consult representatives of employees

 

of affected bus operators about a proposed advanced quality partnership scheme. The

 

representatives must be representatives of a trade union recognised by bus operators or, if there

 

are no such representatives, appointed or elected representatives of the employees.

 

Andrew Jones

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  6,  leave out lines 8 to 16

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 3.

 


 

Andrew Jones

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  15,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

    

“But each of paragraphs (b) to (f) has effect only if the Secretary of State by

 

regulations so provides.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables the Secretary of State to control the bodies, other than mayoral combined

 

authorities, that may introduce franchising schemes. The Secretary of State must make provision

 

by regulations before county councils and other authorities in England referred to in paragraphs

 

(b) to (f) may be franchising authorities.

 

Andrew Jones

 

6

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  15,  leave out lines 41 to 45

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes a requirement that, under a franchising scheme, new buses providing

 

local services must meet eligibility requirements contained in the “Low Emission Bus Scheme” (a

 

programme of grants to support the use of low and ultra-low emission vehicles), where the vehicle

 

comes into service after 1 April 2019.


 
 

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrew Jones

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

A franchising authority or authorities may not prepare an assessment of a

 

proposed franchising scheme under section 123B unless the Secretary of State

 

consents to their doing so.

 

( )    

The Secretary of State’s consent is not required if the proposed scheme relates

 

only to—

 

(a)    

the area of a mayoral combined authority, or

 

(b)    

the combined area of two or more mayoral combined authorities.

 

( )    

The Secretary of State must publish a notice of a consent given under this

 

section.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows the Secretary of State to control the introduction of franchising schemes

 

by bodies other than mayoral combined authorities. The Secretary of State must give consent

 

before such a franchising authority may take the preliminary step of preparing an assessment.

 

Andrew Jones

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  18,  leave out line 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 9 remove a requirement to consult representatives of employees

 

of affected bus operators about a proposed franchising scheme. The representatives must be

 

representatives of a trade union recognised by bus operators or, if there are no such

 

representatives, appointed or elected representatives of the employees.

 

Andrew Jones

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  18,  leave out lines 12 to 20

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 8.

 

Andrew Jones

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  24,  line  41,  leave out “21” and insert “(Bus companies: limitation of

 

powers of authorities in England)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment is consequential on amendment NC1.

 


 

Andrew Jones

 

17

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  2,  page  84,  line  35,  leave out “123A(4)(b) to (f)” and insert “123A(4)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 18 correct cross-references to text inserted by clause 4.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 6 March 2017                     

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrew Jones

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  42,  leave out lines 15 to 20

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes a requirement that, under an enhanced partnership scheme, new buses

 

providing local services must meet eligibility requirements contained in the “Low Emission Bus

 

Scheme” (a programme of grants to support the use of low and ultra-low emission vehicles), where

 

the vehicle comes into service after 1 April 2019.

 


 

Andrew Jones

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  4,  page  88,  line  12,  leave out “123A(4)(b) to (f)” and insert “123A(4)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See explanatory statement for amendment 17.

 


 

Andrew Jones

 

12

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  74,  leave out lines 7 to 12 and insert “which have one or more stopping

 

places in their areas”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment will allow regulations under new section 141A of the Transport Act 2000 to

 

require local transport authorities to provide information about all relevant local services which

 

have stopping places in their areas. As currently drafted the power is available only where there

 

are franchising arrangements.

 

Andrew Jones

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  74,  line  22,  after “routes,” insert “stopping places,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment and amendment 14 ensure that information about stopping places is included in

 

the types of information that can be required by regulations under new section 141A of the

 

Transport Act 2000.

 

Andrew Jones

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  74,  line  23,  at end insert “stopping places,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the explanatory statement for amendment 13.

 



 
 

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrew Jones

 

15

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  19,  page  76,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

In this section “local transport authority” has the meaning given in section 108(4)

 

of the Transport Act 2000.””

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment adds a definition of a term, “local transport authority”, which appears in the

 

clause.

 


 

Andrew Jones

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Bus companies: limitation of powers of authorities in England

 

(1)    

A relevant authority may not, in exercise of any of its powers, form a company

 

for the purpose of providing a local service.

 

(2)    

Subsection (1) applies whether the relevant authority is acting alone or with any

 

other person.

 

(3)    

In this section—

 

“company” has the same meaning as in the Companies Acts (see sections

 

1(1) and 2(1) of the Companies Act 2006);

 

“form a company” is to be construed in accordance with section 7 of the

 

Companies Act 2006;

 

“local service” has the same meaning as in the Transport Act 1985 (see

 

section 2 of that Act);

 

“Passenger Transport Executive”, in relation to an integrated transport area

 

in England or a combined authority area, means the body which is the

 

Executive in relation to that area for the purposes of Part 2 of the

 

Transport Act 1968;

 

“relevant authority” means—

 

(a)    

a county council in England;

 

(b)    

a district council in England;

 

(c)    

a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local

 

Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act

 

2009;

 

(d)    

an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area

 

in England;

 

(e)    

a Passenger Transport Executive for—

 

(i)    

an integrated transport area in England, or

 

(ii)    

a combined authority area.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment prohibits county and district councils in England, combined and integrated

 

authorities in England and passenger transport executives in England from setting up companies

 

to provide local services.

 

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 6 March 2017                     

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrew Jones

 

16

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  26,  page  79,  line  37,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment removes the privilege amendment inserted by the Lords.

 

 

Order of the House [1 March 2017]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Bus Services Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 21 March 2017.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 

 

Revised 06 March 2017