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Tuesday 7th March 2000

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The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [18th January], as follows:—

Clauses 1 to 30; Schedules 1 and 2; Clauses 31 to 33; Schedule 3; Clauses 34 to 36; Schedule 4; Clause 37; Schedule 5; Clauses 38 to 61; Schedule 6; Clause 62; Schedule 7; Clauses 63 to 83; Schedule 8; Clauses 84 to 88; Schedule 9; Clauses 89 to 91; new Clauses relating to Part I; Clauses 92 to 137; Schedule 10; Clause 138; new Clauses relating to Part II; Clauses 139 to 167; Schedule 11; Clauses 168 to 175; Schedule 12; new Clauses relating to Part III; Clauses 176 to 179; Schedule 13; Clauses 180 to 186; Schedule 14; Clauses 187 to 190; Schedule 15; Clause 191; Schedule 16; Clause 192; Schedule 17; Clause 193; Schedule 18; Clause 194; Schedule 19; Clause 195; Schedule 20; Clauses 196 to 202; Schedule 21; Clauses 203 and 204; Schedule 22; Clauses 205 to 213; Schedule 23; Clauses 214 to 221; Schedule 24; Clause 222; Schedule 25; Clause 223; new Clauses relating to Part IV; Clauses 224 to 231; other new Clauses; new Schedules; Schedule 26.


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     147,     page     84,     line     30,     leave out subsection (6) and insert—

    '(6) In setting the charges imposed by a charging scheme under this Part—

      (a) the reasons for imposing different charges for different cases (as under subsection (5)) must be specified by the charging authority,

      (b) regard may be had to the purpose for which any of the net proceeds of the charging scheme may be applied (in accordance with Schedule (11)).'.


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     147,     page     84,     line     34,     leave out paragraph (a).


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     147,     page     84,     line     37,     at end add—

    '( ) Charges shall not apply on any day on which any part of the local underground, metro, bus or rail networks are disrupted or closed by industrial action.'.


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     148,     page     84,     line     38,     leave out subsections (1), (2) and (3) and insert—

    '(1) The following classes of vehicle shall be exempt from charges—

      (a) emergency vehicles,

      (b) cars driven by emergency service workers,

      (c) bicycles,

      (d) powered two wheel vehicles,

      (e) cars displaying an orange disabled badge,

      (f) school vehicles that carry children for educational purposes,

      (g) cars driven by nurses,

      (h) cars driven by doctors on call,

      (i) cars driven by midwives,

      (j) cars driven by volunteer workers on the way to or from work,

      (k) taxis and private hire vehicles,

      (l) any vehicle conveying seriously ill people to or from a hospital,

      (m) road freight vehicles delivering goods to premises within the charging area,

      (n) farm vehicles travelling to or from farm land on farm business,

      (o) hearses and funeral corteges,

      (p) community transport and dial-a-ride vehicles,

      (q) public service vehicles,

      (r) social services vehicles,

      (s) rescue and recovery vehicles,

      (t) cars driven by dentists,

      (u) cars driven by health workers,

      (v) cars driven by teachers,

      (w) cars driven by or containing people travelling to or from private hospitals,

      (x) cars containing people travelling to or from hospices,

      (y) cars containing people conducting work for charities,

      (z) cars containing people travelling to or from nursing homes,

      (aa) military vehicles or cars driven by members of the military,

      (bb) vehicles driven by judges,

      (cc) vehicles driven by jurors on the way to or from court,

      (dd) vehicles containing tourists,

      (ee) vehicles containing people travelling to or from ports or airports,

      (ff) vehicles containing people travelling to or from places of worship,

      (gg) vehicles carrying four or more persons.'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     148,     page     84,     line     38,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'appropriate national authority'.


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     148,     page     84,     line     42,     after 'payable' insert 'and will exempt from payment any registered disabled person'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     148,     page     84,     line     43,     leave out subsection (2).


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     148,     page     85,     line     3,     leave out 'subsections (1) and (2)' and insert 'subsection (1)'.


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     148,     page     85,     line     4,     leave out from 'of' to end of line 5 and insert—

      '(a) exemptions from charges,

      (b) the application of reduced rate charges.'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     148,     page     85,     line     5,     leave out 'subsection (1)' and insert 'that subsection'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     149,     page     85,     line     13,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'appropriate national authority'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     149,     page     85,     line     14,     leave out ', notification, payment, adjudication and enforcement' and insert 'and payment'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     149,     page     85,     line     21,     leave out subsection (3) and insert—

    '( ) Charging scheme penalty charges in respect of any motor vehicle shall be paid—

      (a) by the registered keeper of the motor vehicle, or

      (b) in circumstances specified in regulations made by the appropriate national authority, by such person as is so specified.

    ( ) The Lord Chancellor may make regulations about the notification, adjudication and enforcement of charging scheme penalty charges.'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     149,     page     85,     line     39,     at end insert—

    '(5A) A person commits an offence if he removes a notice of a charging scheme penalty charge which has been fixed to a motor vehicle in accordance with regulations under this section unless—

      (a) he is the registered keeper of the vehicle or a person using the vehicle with his authority, or

      (b) he does so under the authority of the registered keeper or such a person or of the charging authority or any of the charging authorities.'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     149,     page     85,     line     40,     leave out 'this section' and insert 'subsection (4) or (5)'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     149,     page     85,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '( ) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (5A) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     150,     page     86,     line     1,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'appropriate national authority'.


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     150,     page     86,     line     18,     at end insert 'where that person has good reason to believe an offence has been committed under section 149.'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     150,     page     86,     line     19,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'appropriate national authority'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     150,     page     86,     line     33,     leave out from 'road' to end of line 34.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     151,     page     86,     line     44,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'appropriate national authority'.


Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Peter Atkinson


Clause     151,     page     86,     line     44,     leave out 'standards' and insert 'a common standard'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     151,     page     86,     line     45,     leave out 'used' and insert 'installed, or authorised to be installed, by charging authorities'.


Mr Nick Raynsford


Clause     151,     page     87,     line     1,     leave out 'used' and insert 'installed'.


Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore


Clause     151,     page     87,     line     3,     at end add—

    '(4) The charging authority may, after consultation with neighbouring local authorities covered by the local transport plan and organisations appearing to the authority to be representative of users of roads within the local transport plan area, close public highways to motor vehicles to assess the impact on traffic movement in the area generally and, in particular, on the use of roads where charges apply, for a period of up to twelve weeks.

    (5) The authority may use the results of the assessment of highway closures carried out under subsection (4) to incorporate highway closures into amendments to the local transport plan.'.

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