Amendments proposed to the Transport Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

868

Schedule     13,     page     190,     line     2,     at end insert 'except as a user of public transport or if he has been appointed a member of the Authority in order to represent a particular group, or because of his experience in a particular field, to which the matter in question relates.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

869

Schedule     13,     page     190,     line     6,     after 'interested', insert 'other than as a user of public transport,'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

870

Schedule     13,     page     190,     line     24,     leave out sub-paragraphs (5), (6) and (7).

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

871

Schedule     13,     page     190,     line     47,     at end insert—

    '(4) The minutes of any such proceedings shall be made available for inspection by members of the public on request and a copy of the minutes shall be provided to a member of the public who so requests and pays such fee as shall be determined by the Authority from time to time (but shall not exceed £10 in total).'.


   

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 Geraint Davies

846

Clause     180,     page     99,     line     36,     at end add '; and

      (d) to promote measures designed to integrate journeys which involve the use of the railways and other modes of transport.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

797

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

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

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

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

872

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

      '(d) to facilitate use of other means of transport in conjunction with the railway network by, among other things, provision of car and cycle parks at stations, bus links, through ticketing, provision of information and secure facilities, and

      (e) to promote a favourable climate for investment in the railway industry.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

873

Clause     181,     page     99,     line     37,     after 'formulate', insert 'within a reasonable period, having regard to the provisions of subsection (2) and the need for the rail industry to be aware as soon as possible of the Authority's initial strategies'.

   

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 Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

874

Clause     181,     page     99,     line     39,     leave out 'the Regulator' and insert—

      '(a) the Regulator;

      (b) the Secretary of State;

      (c) any borough, district council, county council, metropolitan authority, Passenger Transport Authority, Passenger Transport Executive, the Greater London Authority and Transport for London (in the case of London) in whose area the strategy in question has an effect;

      (d) the Rail Passengers Council, the Rail Passengers Committees in whose area the strategy in question has an effect and such other organisations representative of users and potential users of railway services, motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and disabled persons as the Authority reasonably considers appropriate;

      (e) businesses likely to be affected by the strategy in question.'.

   

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 Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

875

Clause     181,     page     100,     line     6,     at end insert 'Provided that no such direction or guidance shall conflict with the purposes of the Authority set out in section 180.'.

   

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

876

Clause     181,     page     100,     line     11,     at end insert ', having regard to the need to bring such strategies to the attention of those consulted and those likely to be affected by them.'.


   

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

877

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     12,     leave out 'functions', and insert 'powers'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

878

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     14,     leave out 'exercising the function of reviewing' and insert 'fulfilling its duty to review'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

879

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     16,     after 'In', insert 'formulating its strategies and'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

880

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     19,     at end insert '(in particular in rural areas by means of new franchising arrangements) provided that the Authority shall not exercise its powers to subsidise a service in competition with that operated by an existing franchisee'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

881

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     20,     leave out from 'promote' to end of line 21 and insert 'through competition the provision of good railways services which meet the needs of the public and innovation, efficiency and economy on the part of those providing them;'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

882

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     25,     at end insert 'and which involve the use of other forms of transport in conjunction with railway services'.

   

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 Lawrie Quinn
Mr Ian Stewart

850

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

      '(da) to promote measures designed to facilitate the making by passengers of journeys which involve the use of railways with other forms of transport including bus services, cycling, walking and cars (including, in particular, arrangements for the issue and use of tickets valid on bus and rail services, development of connecting bus services and information on such services, and measures to improve access to railway stations for those travelling on bus services, on foot or by cycles.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

883

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     29,     leave out 'enable' and insert 'provide a stable environment enabling'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

884

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     30,     leave out from 'businesses' to end.

   

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 Geraint Davies

847

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

      (g) to promote measures designed to integrate journeys which involve the use of the railways and other modes of transport.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

885

Clause     182,     page     100,     line     31,     leave out 'functions' and insert 'powers'.

   

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).

 
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