Amendments proposed to the Transport Bill - continued House of Commons

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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 Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

920

Clause     193,     page     108,     line     22,     leave out 'or otherwise dealt with'.

   

Mr Lawrie Quinn
Dr Gavin Strang

853

Clause     193,     page     108,     line     27,     at end insert 'in furtherance of its purpose and strategies.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

921

Clause     193,     page     108,     line     28,     leave out subsection (3) and insert—

    '(3) Before making application under the provisions of Schedule 19 for the confirmation of any such bye laws, the Authority will consult the operators of the railway assets in question, the Health and Safety Executive, the Railway Inspectorate and such organisations representing the users of the railway assets in question as are appropriate.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

804

Clause     193,     page     108,     line     34,     leave out subsection (4) 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.'.

   

Mr Lawrie Quinn

854

Clause     193,     page     108,     line     34,     leave out subsection (4) and insert—

    '(4) In exercising its functions under subsections (2) and (3), the Authority shall use its best endeavours to identify land in its ownership or in the ownership of the Board which may be required for exercising its functions under section 182(2) and (3). In identifying land and in particular prior to disposal of any land it shall consult—

      (a) relevant local planning authorities;

      (b) relevant local transport authorities;

      (c) relevant regional development agencies;

      (d) relevant regional planning bodies;

      (e) relevant rail passengers committees;

      (f) bodies representing the interests of rail freight users;

      (g) the National Assembly for Wales for sites in or affecting Wales;

      (h) the Scottish National Parliament for sites in or affecting Scotland;

      (i) the Greater London Authority for sites in or affecting the Greater London area.

    (5) If as a result of consultation under subsection (4) a potential transport interest is identified in any land which the Authority might otherwise dispose of under subsections (2) and (3), the Authority shall retain and manage that land or shall dispose of it only subject to the potential transport interest being, in its view, fully safeguarded.

    (6) Where a holder of a licence to operate railway assets under section 8 of the Railways Act 1993 wishes to dispose of land in its ownership which has been used for railway purposes in the period since 1st January 1994, the licence holder shall first offer the land to the Authority which shall use the procedures and consultation under subsection (4) to identify any potential transport interest in that land.

    (7) Where under subsection (6) the Authority identifies a potential transport interest in land to be disposed of by a licence holder the Authority shall have the right of first refusal to purchase that land at a valuation to be agreed but reflecting the use of the land for transport purposes.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

930

Schedule     18,     page     220,     line     17,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall where necessary or appropriate for the proper exercise by the Authority of its powers and performance of its functions in accordance with its strategies'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

931

Schedule     18,     page     220,     line     32,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

932

Schedule     18,     page     220,     line     37,     after 'may', insert ', insofar as consistent with the obligations of the Secretary of State under paragraph 1 of this Schedule, and shall, insofar as necessary for the Secretary of State to comply with his obligations under paragraph 1 of this Schedule,'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

933

Schedule     18,     page     220,     line     46,     after 'may', insert ', insofar as consistent with the obligations of the Secretary of State under paragraph 1 of this Schedule, and shall, insofar as necessary for the Secretary of State to comply with his obligations under paragraph 1 of this Schedule,'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

934

Schedule     18,     page     221,     line     6,     after 'property', insert ', right or liability'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

826

Schedule     18,     page     221,     line     27,     leave out 'instruments, contracts' and insert 'documents'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

935

Schedule     18,     page     221,     line     28,     at end insert—

    '12. The Secretary of State shall indemnify the Authority in respect of any liability of the Authority arising out of anything done by or in relation to the Secretary of State in connection with anything transferred by a transfer scheme, unless full provision for such liability has been made by the Secretary of State in grants made under the provisions of Schedule 13 or a corresponding right which provides sufficient funding to cover such liability has been transferred by that transfer scheme.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

936

Schedule     18,     page     222,     line     13,     after 'so', insert 'and the Authority agrees'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

937

Schedule     18,     page     222,     line     16,     at end insert ', provided that such modifi-cations do not interfere with the proper exercise by the Authority of its powers and fulfilment of its obligations under this Act.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

938

Schedule     18,     page     222,     line     21,     at end insert 'and the Authority agrees.'.


   

Mr Geraint Davies

849

Clause     194,     page     109,     line     8,     leave out paragraph (f) and insert—

      '(f) for regulating the passage of bicycles and other vehicles and pedestrians on—

          (i) premises intended for the use of vehicular traffic whether moving, stationary or parked; and

          (ii) footways and premises intended for the use of those on foot.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

939

Schedule     19,     page     223,     line     6,     at end insert 'and such organisations represent-ative of rail passengers and others likely to be affected by such bye-laws as may be appropriate.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

940

Schedule     19,     page     223,     line     8,     leave out from 'in' to second 'a' and insert 'the manner best designed to bring it to the attention of those likely to be affected by it'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

827

Schedule     19,     page     223,     line     19,     leave out 'each of the main railway stations' and insert 'such of the stations designated for the purposes of this Schedule by the Authority as are'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

828

Schedule     19,     page     223,     line     33,     leave out 'each of the main railway stations' and insert 'such of the stations designated for the purposes of this Schedule by the Authority as are'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

829

Schedule     19,     page     224,     line     4,     at beginning insert—

    '( ) Before designating a station for the purposes of this Schedule the Authority shall consult the operator of the station and the operators of trains which stop at the station.'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

830

Schedule     19,     page     224,     line     4,     leave out 'main railway'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

941

Schedule     20,     page     224,     line     12,     leave out from 'Authority' to 'make', and insert 'shall where necessary or appropriate for the proper exercise by the Authority of its powers and performance of its functions in accordance with its strategies and the transferee agrees.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

942

Schedule     20,     page     225,     line     1,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

943

Schedule     20,     page     225,     line     6,     after 'provision', insert ', insofar as consistent with the proper exercise by the Authority of its powers and performance of its functions in accordance with its strategies, and if the transfer agrees,'.

 
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