Amendments proposed to the Transport Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

15

Clause     93,     page     55,     line     23,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

16

Clause     93,     page     55,     line     28,     leave out 'must' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

382

Clause     93,     page     55,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '( ) The plan must demonstrate the steps a local transport authority will take, year by year during the five year duration of the plan, to achieve greater integration of the transport facilities and services to, from and within its area.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

17

Clause     93,     page     56,     line     1,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

419

Clause     93,     page     56,     line     5,     leave out 'replacement or alteration' and insert 'alteration or replacement'.

   

Mr Geraint Davies

481

Clause     93,     page     56,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(7) In complying with section 92, a local authority must consult local groups representative of cyclists, pedestrians, equestrians and disabled people.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

380

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     9,     leave out 'bus' and insert 'transport'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

460

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     21,     at beginning insert 'appropriate pedestrian access and other'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

461

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     22,     after second 'provided,' insert 'especially in historic areas for the protection of historic sites, buildings and streets.'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

420

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     24,     leave out 'formulating' and insert 'developing'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

421

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     28,     leave out from 'any' to end of line 31 and insert 'functions of theirs as a local education authority or any social services functions (within the meaning of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970) of theirs.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

462

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     31,     at end insert 'and

      (c) the historic context of the authority's area so as to reduce or limit damage to aesthetic amenity, noise, or air pollution.'.

   

Mr Lawrie Quinn

442

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     32,     after 'strategy', insert 'each local transport authority must have regard to the views of bus operators providing bus services in their area, and'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

447

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     36,     after 'vehicles', insert 'and other public vehicles providing public services'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

381

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(5A) Each local transport authority may prepare an equivalent document concerning—

      (a) walking strategy,

      (b) cycling strategy,

      (c) car strategy,

      (d) freight strategy.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

448

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     36,     at end add—

    '( ) In drawing up its bus strategy a local transport authority shall be able to require any persons operating a bus service within its area to provide reasonable statistical information such as may be required to meet any targets or indicators set by the appropriate national authority to be included by the local transport authority in Local Transport Plans or other statutory reports or plans.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

463

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     36,     at end add—

    '( ) Where one or more special services for tourists is or is proposed to be provided, the authority must designate this service as an additional service within the meaning of subsection (1)(c) above.

    ( ) Such a service shall not be required to operate to a timetable and shall not be eligible for fuel duty rebate.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

464

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     36,     at end add—

    '( ) Where one or more special services for tourists is or is proposed to be provided, operators of such services must ensure that vehicles used shall—

      (a) have not more than 30 seats,

      (b) be powered by an engine which is either—

          (i) a diesel engine using ultra-low sulphur fuel and fitted on the exhaust with a particulate trap, or

          (ii) fuelled by a compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, or

          (iii) fuelled by petroleum spirit, or

          (iv) fuelled by alcohol, or

          (v) electrically driven, or

          (vi) a "hybrid" engine

      (c) be designed for easy access by persons whose mobility is impaired and for wheelchairs,

      (d) be designed so that any commentary provided to passengers shall not be audible outside the vehicle,

      (e) be less than 5 years old.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

465

Clause     94,     page     56,     line     36,     at end add—

    '( ) Where one or more special services for tourists is or is proposed to be provided, the authority shall—

      (a) have the power to specify the minimum number of passengers on board before a tour journey starts and the location of boarding and stopping points;

      (b) have the power to contract with companies to operate such services on their behalf.'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

422

Clause     95,     page     56,     line     39,     after 'authority,' insert 'every metropolitan district council (except, if the authority is a Passenger Transport Authority for a passenger transport area, a council for a metropolitan district comprised in the area)'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

383

Clause     95,     page     56,     line     43,     at end insert—

      '(ba) if the authority is a metropolitan passenger transport authority, the councils of the districts and boroughs within its area,'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

423

Clause     95,     page     57,     line     6,     leave out from 'each' to end of line 9 and insert 'authority, council, operator or organisation consulted under subsection (1)'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

466

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     19,     at end insert 'or

      (c) reduce congestion at rush hours, and limit the weight of vehicles where historic sites may be endangered by their passage.'.

   

Mr Peter Snape
Mr Lawrie Quinn

443

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     22,     at end insert 'and unless it is consistent with the policies set out in the local transport authority's bus strategy prepared under section 94.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

467

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     24,     after 'facilities', insert '(which may include bus lanes, priority traffic light schemes and bus gates)'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

384

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     36,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

385

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     38,     leave out from 'meet' to end of line 40 and insert—

      '(b) include requirements as to frequency or timing of services, and

      (c) include requirements as to fares.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

18

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     38,     leave out from 'meet' to end of line 40.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

468

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     40,     at end insert 'and

    ( ) include requirements to preserve the historic fabric of streets and buildings if the area is of significant historic interests.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

469

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     40,     at end insert 'and

    ( ) include requirements which the vehicles being used to provide the services must meet, including safety, age of vehicle, noise and exhaust emissions.'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

424

Clause     96,     page     57,     line     42,     after 'road' insert 'or other place'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

470

Clause     100,     page     60,     line     12,     after 'to', insert 'the local traffic authority, and'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

386

Clause     100,     page     60,     leave out lines 17 and 18.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

387

Clause     100,     page     60,     line     18,     at end insert 'and

      (c) he provides the service having due regard to the local transport plan and has consulted with all the relevant local authorities.'.

 
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