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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Monday 27 March 2017

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Bus Services Bill [Lords], As Amended


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Speaker.

 

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Daniel Zeichner

 

Pat Glass

 

Richard Burden

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“National strategy

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of the day on which this Act is

 

passed, publish a national strategy for local bus services setting out the objectives,

 

targets and funding provisions for rural, urban and inter-urban local bus services

 

in the ten years after Royal Assent is given to this Act.


 
 

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(2)    

The national strategy must include a consideration of a reduced fare

 

concessionary scheme for young people aged 16 to 19.”

 


 

John Pugh

 

Negatived on division  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on the provision of concessionary bus travel to apprentices aged 16

 

to 18

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of the day on which this Act is

 

passed, lay a report before each House of Parliament setting out possible steps to

 

support local transport authorities in providing concessionary bus travel to

 

persons aged 16 to 18 who are participating in statutory apprenticeships.

 

(2)    

Any report under subsection (1) shall include, but will not be limited to, an

 

evaluation of whether section 93(7) of the Transport Act 1985 should be amended

 

to enable local transport authorities to provide concessionary bus travel to persons

 

aged 16 to 18 who are participating in statutory apprenticeships on the same terms

 

as that which may be provided to persons aged 16 to 18 receiving full-time

 

education.

 

(3)    

In this section—

 

(a)    

“local transport authorities” has the meaning given in section 108(4) of

 

the Transport Act 2000; and

 

(b)    

“statutory apprenticeships” has the meaning given in section A11 of the

 

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009.”

 


 

John Pugh

 

Not called  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Assessment of possible concessionary travel schemes: impact on use of bus

 

services

 

(1)    

A local transport authority that does not provide travel concessions under a

 

scheme established under section 93 of the Transport Act 1985 to persons

 

specified in subsection (7)(c) of that section shall be required to prepare an

 

assessment of the impact of establishing such a scheme on the use of bus services

 

by persons specified in that subsection.

 

(2)    

Any assessment under subsection (1) shall consider, but will not be limited to, the

 

impact of establishing such a scheme on—

 

(a)    

the ability of persons aged 16 to 18 to attend schools and further

 

education institutions by means of bus travel,

 

(b)    

the cost of bus travel to persons aged 16 to 18 receiving full-time

 

education, and

 

(c)    

traffic congestion and emissions at peak times in the local transport

 

authority’s area.


 
 

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(3)    

In this section—

 

(a)    

“travel concessions” has the meaning given in section 112 (1)(f) of the

 

Transport Act 1985; and

 

(b)    

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

 

Transport Act 2000.”

 


 

Ian Mearns

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Bus safety

 

(1)    

An operator of a local service may not participate in any scheme under sections

 

1, 4, 7 or 9 of this Act, and an authority or authorities may not approve the

 

participation of an operator as part of any such scheme, unless the operator has

 

given a written undertaking to the applicable authority or authorities that—

 

(a)    

it has subscribed to the Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis

 

System (CIRAS) and that it has made all possible efforts to ensure that

 

all staff of the operator have been made aware of their right to use CIRAS

 

as a confidential reporting channel in respect of any safety concerns,

 

(b)    

it will collect and monitor bus casualty data in a manner to be prescribed

 

by the applicable authority or authorities from time to time, and

 

(c)    

it will make its bus casualty data available to the applicable authority or

 

authorities by way of a report on at least a monthly basis.

 

(2)    

The authority or authorities must publish on their own website every quarter the

 

bus casualty data that they have collected from operators.”

 

 


 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Not called  14

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  14,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

A franchising scheme may not be made unless the franchising authority can

 

demonstrate that the benefits for passengers could not be provided by a quality

 

partnership scheme, an advanced quality partnership scheme or an enhanced

 

partnership scheme.”


 
 

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Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  16

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  15,  leave out line 36 and insert—

 

“(3)    

A franchising authority or authorities shall consider an assessment and shall not

 

proceed with the proposed scheme unless it is satisfied that—”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  17

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  15,  line  37,  leave out “whether”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  18

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  15,  line  43,  leave out “whether”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  19

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  1,  at beginning insert “they know”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  20

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  3,  leave out “whether”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  21

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  5,  leave out “whether”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  22

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  7,  leave out “the extent to which”


 
 

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  23

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  7,  leave out “are likely to” and insert “will”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Not called  15

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

the specific passenger benefits that would result from a franchise scheme,

 

with an explanation of why those benefits could not be delivered by a

 

quality partnership scheme, an advanced quality partnership scheme or

 

an enhanced partnership scheme.”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Not called  24

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

whether the proposed scheme would be more efficient, effective and

 

economic than any other option, taking into account any compensation

 

payable to bus operators whose businesses would be wholly or partially

 

expropriated by the scheme.”

 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Agreed to  2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  16,  line  38,  after “an” insert “independent”

 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

Agreed to  3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  17,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State must issue guidance as to the matters to be taken into

 

account by a franchising authority when selecting a person to act as an auditor.

 

( )    

Franchising authorities must have regard to any such guidance.

 

( )    

The Secretary of State must issue guidance concerning the matters to be taken

 

into account by an auditor when forming an opinion as to whether the information

 

relied on, and the analysis of that information, by an authority is of sufficient

 

quality for the purposes of subsection (2).

 

( )    

Auditors must have regard to any such guidance.”

 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

Agreed to  4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  17,  leave out line 3 and insert “For the purposes of this section an

 

auditor is independent, in relation to an assessment of a proposed franchising scheme, if

 

the person would not”


 
 

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Mr Graham Brady

 

Not called  25

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  17,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

A person may not act as an auditor under this section if the person or company

 

for whom the person is employed has been an auditor for the franchising authority

 

at any time in the previous five years or has had any other commercial

 

relationship with the franchising authority at any time in the previous five years.”

 

Secretary Chris Grayling

 

Agreed to  5

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  17,  line  8,  leave out from “person” to end of line 9 and insert

 

“eligible for appointment as a local auditor by virtue of Chapter 2 of”

 

Ian Mearns

 

Not called  6

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  19,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

An award of any new franchise or contract shall not be made on the basis of

 

labour costs estimated by the potential franchisee or contractor assuming labour

 

costs for new employees at less than the labour cost of workers who are covered

 

by TUPE protections in accordance with section 123X transferring to the new

 

franchisee or contractor.”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Not called  26

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  20,  line  24,  after “(or further postponed)” insert “or cancelled”

 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Not called  27

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  20,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

If an authority or authorities decide to cancel a proposed franchising scheme

 

under subsection (1) they may not initiate a revised or alternative franchising

 

scheme until the end of the period of five years beginning with the date on which

 

the decision to postpone the original scheme was taken.”

 

Ian Mearns

 

Not called  7

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  30,  line  2,  leave out “at the same time,”

 

Ian Mearns

 

Not called  8

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  30,  line  14,  leave out “at the same time”


 
 

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Bus Services Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Ian Mearns

 

Not called  9

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  32,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“123Y

   Employees not covered by TUPE protections

 

Employees of local bus service providers who are not covered by TUPE

 

protections may not be employed on terms and conditions less favourable than  

 

those provided by TUPE.”

 

Ian Mearns

 

Not called  10

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  4,  page  32,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“123Z

  Effect on employees of introduction of local service contract

 

(1)    

Where, either before or after the introduction of a local service contract following

 

an assessment under section 123B, any employee of an operator in the area to

 

which the scheme relates is dismissed, that employee is to be treated for the

 

purposes of Part 10 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 as unfairly dismissed if

 

the sole or principal reason for the dismissal is the introduction of the relevant

 

local service contract.

 

(2)    

Paragraph (1) applies whether or not the employee in question was part of an

 

organised grouping of employees principally connected with the provision of

 

local services, under section 123X(4).

 

(3)    

Where section 123X(4) applies, a new operator may not engage employees or

 

workers on terms and conditions less favourable than those of the employees

 

whose employment transferred from the former operator.”

 


 

Sir Henry Bellingham

 

Mike Wood

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Not called  28

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  41,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

The requirements that may be specified under subsections (4)(b), (4)(e) and (4)(h)

 

in relation to fares and the prices of multi-operator tickets may only be specified

 

if all operators party to the enhanced partnership scheme are in agreement with

 

those requirements.”

 

Ian Mearns

 

Not called  11

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  57,  line  3,  leave out “at the same time,”

 

Ian Mearns

 

Not called  12

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  57,  line  14,  leave out “at the same time,”


 
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