Amendments proposed to the Transport Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Nick Raynsford

808

Clause     177,     page     99,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(5) The Secretary of State shall consult the member appointed to chair the Authority before appointing any other person to membership of the Authority.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

717

Clause     177,     page     99,     line     16,     at end add—

    '(4) In making appointments to membership of the Authority the Secretary of State shall have regard to the desirability of appointing not less than one person who has experience of, or has shown capacity in the work of a local transport authority.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

796

Clause     177,     page     99,     line     16,     at end add—

    '(4) There shall be at least one authority member to represent users' interests, preferably also including a representative of older and disabled people's needs, as nominated from the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee.'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

809

Clause     178,     page     99,     line     18,     leave out from beginning to end of line 24 and insert 'may, after consulting the member appointed to chair the Authority, appoint another of its members to act as deputy to that member.'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

810

Schedule     13,     page     185,     line     30,     leave out 'the member appointed to chair it' and insert 'that member'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

811

Schedule     13,     page     185,     line     33,     leave out 'the member appointed to chair it' and insert 'that member'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

812

Schedule     13,     page     185,     line     41,     leave out 'the member appointed to chair it' and insert 'that member'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

813

Schedule     13,     page     188,     line     43,     after 'audited' insert 'by the Comptroller and Auditor General who shall send a copy of his report on them to the Authority'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

814

Schedule     13,     page     188,     line     45,     at end insert ', and

      (b) the report made on them by the Comptroller and Auditor General,'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

23

Clause     180,     page     99,     line     31,     at end insert—

      '( ) to promote the effective management of safety on the rail network;'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

797

Clause     180,     page     99,     line     36,     at end insert—

    '(d) to identify unmet needs for railway services, and

    (e) to expand the railway network where appropriate.'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

815

Clause     181,     page     99,     line     39,     after 'consult' insert—

      '(a) the Scottish Ministers,

      (b) the National Assembly for Wales,

      (c)''.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

798

Clause     181,     page     99,     line     40,     leave out 'the Authority thinks fit' and insert 'may be appropriate, including the Rail Passengers' Council, the Rail Passengers' Committees and groups representing the interests of freight transport'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

24

Clause     181,     page     100,     line     1,     leave out subsection (3).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

799

Clause     181,     page     100,     line     7,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4) The Authority shall secure the provision of services in various parts of Great Britain for the carriage of passengers and freight by rail by way of the Channel Tunnel.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

25

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     12,     at beginning insert 'Subject to subsection (6),'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

571

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '( ) to promote measures designed to improve access by passengers to rail services by foot, bicycle or bus,'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

801

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     30,     at end insert 'and

      (g) to promote the facilitation of journeys by passengers between rail and other transport modes including the needs of pedestrians.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

800

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     38,     at end insert 'and

      (d) the effect of not providing rail services in appropriate areas such as rural regions.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

26

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     43,     leave out subsection (5).

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

27

Clause     182,     page     101,     line     3,     at end add—

    '(6) Before exercising any powers under this Chapter and prior to each subsequent year that this Chapter remains in force, the Secretary of State shall lay a report for the forthcoming year before both Houses of Parliament for approval by each House, setting out the manner in which he shall exercise his functions under this Chapter, including—

      (a) a full explanation of the manner in which the Authority intends to exercise its functions in accordance with subsections (2) and (3);

      (b) the calculations the Authority has used to arrive at its conclusions;

      (c) the decisions the Authority will make during the year in question to achieve its objectives.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

718

Clause     182,     page     101,     line     3,     at end add—

    '(6) In exercising its functions under subsections (1) and (2) the Authority shall have regard to the local transport plans prepared by local authorities in accordance with section 92.'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

816

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     9,     after 'which' insert 'either'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

817

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     11,     at end insert ', and

      (c) advice in relation to services for the carriage of passengers by rail which either start or end in Scotland and are provided under a franchise agreement (other than services within paragraph (b)).'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

818

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     16,     leave out 'shall' and insert 'need'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

819

Clause     184,     page     101,     line     23,     after 'Act' insert ', or any advice given under section 183(1)(c),'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

820

Clause     184,     page     101,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(3A) The Authority—

      (a) shall take note of any advice given under section 183(1)(c), and

      (b) in exercising its functions, may have regard to that advice (but subject to subsections (2) and (3)).'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

821

Clause     185,     page     101,     line     34,     leave out 'or (3)' and insert ', (3) or (3A)(a)'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

28

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     2,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

822

Schedule     14,     page     193,     line     8,     leave out 'instruments, contracts' and insert 'documents'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

803

Clause     189,     page     106,     line     30,     after second 'vehicles', insert 'who must provide the same level of service as that which the service provider had previously offered, in particular by the carriage of guide dogs at no extra cost,'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

823

Clause     190,     page     107,     line     38,     leave out 'instruments, contracts' and insert 'private Acts, instruments made under Acts, other documents'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

824

Schedule     16,     page     217,     line     8,     leave out 'instruments, contracts' and insert 'documents'.


   

Mr Nick Raynsford

825

Schedule     17,     page     219,     line     38,     leave out 'instruments, contracts' and insert 'private Acts, instruments made under Acts, other documents'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

804

Clause     193,     page     108,     leave out line 34 and insert—

    '(4) Provided that before disposing of any land the Authority shall, in consultation with the local transport authority and other interested parties, consider what potential for rail or other sustainable transport related uses such land might offer, and protect the land accordingly.'.


 
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