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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 22 May 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration


 

Bill [Lords]


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25am on Tuesday 22

 

May) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 22 May; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00pm on Thursday 24 May;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 5 June;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 22; the

 

Schedule; Clauses 23 to 26; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 May 2018            

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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration -[Lords], continued

 
 

(3)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 5 June.

 


 

Jesse Norman

 

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

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Alan Brown

 

Withdrawn after debate  12

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a report outlining the nature of

 

the regulations proposed to be made under this section and an assessment of the

 

impact of those regulations on the road haulage industry.

 

(3B)    

The Secretary of State shall make no regulation under this section during a period

 

of no less than six months from the date of his laying before Parliament the report

 

required in subsection (3A).”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Withdrawn after debate  8

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  38,  after “criteria”, insert “, including compliance with

 

emissions standards,”

 

Rachael Maskell

 

Not called  7

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  38,  leave out from “or” to the end of line 40

 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

for a number of permits determined by the Secretary of State to be

 

available for grant in cases in which the Secretary of State considers it

 

inappropriate for provision made under paragraph (c) to be applied, for

 

example because of an emergency or other special need.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 May 2018            

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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration -[Lords], continued

 
 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  2,  leave out from “permit,” to end of line 3 and insert

 

“including provision specifying—

 

“(i)    

when an application is to be made, or that the time when an

 

application is to be made is to be determined by the Secretary of

 

State;”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Withdrawn after debate  9

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report on the number and period of

 

temporary exemptions made under this section.

 

(5)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within the period of one year beginning

 

with the day on which this section comes into force and annually thereafter.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clauses 4 to 8 Agreed to.

 

Rachael Maskell

 

Withdrawn after debate  10

 

Clause  9,  page  5,  line  30,  after “Kingdom” insert “and setting out the number of

 

permits requested, granted and refused”.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 10 to 12 Agreed to.

 


 

Alan Brown

 

Withdrawn after debate  13

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a report containing proposals

 

for a trailer registration scheme. This report must make provision for whether—

 

(a)    

the proposed registration scheme would be compulsory or voluntary;

 

(b)    

non-commercial trailers will be included in such a registration scheme;

 

and

 

(c)    

it would be appropriate for the operation of such a registration scheme to

 

be run by a third-party authorised by the Secretary of State.

 

(2B)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within the period of six months

 

beginning with the day on which this section comes into force.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 May 2018            

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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration -[Lords], continued

 
 

Jesse Norman

 

 

That the programme order agreed at this day’s sitting be varied as follows:

 


 

in paragraph 1(a) delete “2.00 pm” and insert “2.30 pm”.

 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  2,  leave out subsections (3) to (5)

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to  4

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  31,  leave out subsections (3) and (4)

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Clauses 15 to 22 Agreed to.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to  5

 

Clause  23,  page  13,  line  35,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

“(3)    

A statutory instrument containing any of the following (with or without other

 

provision) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before

 

and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament—

 

(a)    

the first regulations under section 1;

 

(b)    

the first regulations under section 2;

 

(c)    

the first regulations under section 13;

 

(d)    

the first regulations under section 18;

 

(e)    

the first regulations under section (Trailer safety: testing regulations);

 

(f)    

other regulations under section (Trailer safety: testing regulations)

 

which amend an Act.”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 May 2018            

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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration -[Lords], continued

 
 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to  6

 

Clause  24,  page  14,  line  8,  leave out “Section 11 extends” and insert “Sections 11,

 

(Trailer safety: report) and (Trailer safety: testing regulations) extend”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Rachael Maskell

 

Withdrawn after debate  11

 

Clause  25,  page  14,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(1)    

Where as an outcome of the negotiations relating to the United Kingdom’s

 

withdrawal from the European Union, the United Kingdom remains in the

 

European Union’s Community Licence regime, sections 1, 2 and 3 will cease to

 

have effect.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Jesse Norman

 

Agreed to  14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  26,  page  14,  line  25,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Jesse Norman

 

Added  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Trailer safety: report

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report on the number and causes of road

 

traffic accidents occurring in England, Wales or Scotland during the reporting

 

period which—

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(a)    

involved trailers, and

 

(b)    

caused injury or death to any person.

 

(2)    

The report must contain an assessment of whether—

 

(a)    

regulations under section 13 should provide for the compulsory

 

registration of relevant trailers;

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(b)    

regulations under section (Trailer safety: testing regulations) should be

 

made.

 

(3)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within the period of one year beginning

 

with the day on which this section comes into force.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 May 2018            

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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration -[Lords], continued

 
 

(4)    

In this section—

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“relevant trailers” means trailers which are kept or used on roads and—

 

(a)    

if constructed or adapted to carry a load, weigh more than 750

 

kilograms when laden with the heaviest such load;

 

(b)    

otherwise, weigh more than 750 kilograms;

 

“reporting period” means a period determined by the Secretary of State,

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which must be a continuous period of at least 12 months ending no earlier

 

than 18 months before the day on which this section comes into force.”

 

As Amendments to Jesse Norman’s proposed New Clause (Trailer safety: report)

 

(NC1):—

 

Rachael Maskell

 

Not called  (b)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  5,  after “involved” insert “commercial or non-commercial”

 

Karin Smyth

 

Not called  (a)

 

Line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The report must contain an assessment of levels of compliance with existing

 

provisions relating to the construction, condition or safety of all trailers.”

 

As an Amendment to Karin Smyth’s proposed Amendment (a):—

 

        Rachael Maskell

 

Not called  (aa)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  2,  at end insert “and the installation of tow bars”.

 

As Amendments to Jesse Norman’s proposed New Clause (Trailer safety: report)

 

(NC1):—

 

Rachael Maskell

 

Not called  (c)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  11,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Where reporting on a road traffic accident under subsection (1) which involves a

 

tow bar attachment, the Secretary of State must include an assessment of whether

 

the tow bar attachment contributed to the accident.”

 

Rachael Maskell

 

Not called  (d)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  13,  at end insert “, and each year thereafter”.

 

Rachael Maskell

 

Not called  (e)

 

Parliamentary Star    

Line  21,  at end insert—

 

    

““tow bar attachment” means any device used to connect a motor vehicle and

 

trailer for the purpose of towing the trailer.”

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 May 2018            

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Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration -[Lords], continued

 
 

Jesse Norman

 

Added  NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Trailer safety: testing regulations

 

(1)    

Regulations may provide for periodic testing of the construction, condition or

 

safety of relevant trailers.

 

(2)    

The regulations may amend provision made by or under Part 2 of the Road Traffic

 

Act 1988.

 

(3)    

The regulations may, in making consequential or other provision as mentioned in

 

section 23(1)(a), amend any Act (whenever passed or made).

 

(4)    

No regulations under this section may be made before the report is laid before

 

Parliament under section (Trailer safety: report).

 

(5)    

In this section, “relevant trailers” has the meaning given by section (Trailer

 

safety: report)(4).”

 


 

Alan Brown

 

Not called  NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on negotiations for a relevant international agreement

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a report on progress made on

 

any negotiations to secure a relevant international agreement.

 

(2)    

The report must be laid before Parliament within the period of three months

 

beginning with the day on which this section comes into force, and within the

 

period of each six months thereafter.

 

(3)    

In this section “relevant international agreement” has the same meaning as in

 

section 1(4).”

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 

 

Revised 22 May 2018