Amendments proposed to the Transport Bill - continued House of Commons

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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).

   

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 Lawrie Quinn
Mr Ian Stewart

851

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

    '(6) In section 28(5) of the Railways Act 1993 for the definition of "discount fares scheme" substitute " 'discount fares scheme' means any scheme for enabling any class of persons, including those who are young, elderly or disabled, to travel by railway at discounted fares, subject to compliance with such conditions (if any) as may be imposed by or under the scheme."

    (7) In exercising its function and powers under this section and under section 28 of the 1993 Railways Act, the Authority shall ensure that franchisees give full publicity and make available information to railway passengers about discount fares schemes, and shall bring forward further schemes where it appears to the Authority that such schemes are likely to contribute to its purposes under section 180 and its duties and functions under this section.'.


   

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 Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

886

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '( ) The same powers given to Scottish Ministers in subsection (1) above shall apply to the National Assembly for Wales in relation to services for the carriage of passengers by rail which start and end in Wales.'.

   

Dr Gavin Strang

844

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     12,     leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—

    '(2) In formulating such directions and guidance under subsection (1) the Scottish Ministers shall have regard to any directions or guidance given to the Authority by the Secretary of State under section 181(3) or 182(5).

    (3) In the event that the Authority is of the opinion that

      (a) any direction or any guidance under subsection (1) is inconsistent with any direction or guidance given under section 181(3) or 182(5), or

      (b) would require the expenditure by the Authority of any money not provided to it out of the Scottish Consolidated fund, or

      (c) would adversely affect any railway passenger services in England other than those mentioned in subsection 1(b),

    the Authority shall notify the Scottish Ministers of its opinion and the reasons for it, and refer the matter to the Secretary of State for a direction under section 182(5).

    (4) The Secretary of State, in formulating his section 182(5) direction in relation to any matter referred to him under subsection (3), shall consult with and have regard to the views of, the Scottish Ministers.'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

887

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     12,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

1005

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     15,     at end insert 'or with the Authority's financial framework.'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

818

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

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

888

Clause     183,     page     101,     line     20,     after 'Fund', insert 'or granted by the National Assembly for Wales'.


   

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

889

Clause     186,     page     101,     line     39,     after 'may', insert 'subject to implementation of an appropriate tendering process (where practicable)'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

890

Clause     186,     page     101,     line     40,     after 'arrangements', insert 'consistent with the strategies it has adopted'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

28

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

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

984

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     3,     leave out third 'or' and insert—

      '(b)'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

985

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     4,     after 'guarantees,' insert 'or

      (c) to invest in bodies corporate,'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

986

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     6,     leave out 'make any grant or other payment or loan, or give any guarantee, to' and insert 'enter into agreements or other arrangements under this section with'.

   

Mr Nick Raynsford

987

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     13,     leave out 'consequence of any condition or other provision of' and insert 'accordance with the provisions of'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

891

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     17,     after 'Scotland', insert 'or Wales'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

892

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     22,     after 'have', insert 'or the National Assembly of Wales has'.

   

Mr Lawrie Quinn

852

Clause     186,     page     102,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '(5A) The repeal of Sections 139 and 141 of the Railways Act 1993 shall not come into effect until a similar or wider scheme has been brought into effect. The Authority shall consult with the industry on the content of any scheme.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

893

Schedule     14,     page     192,     line     9,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall where necessary or appropriate in consequence of sections 137 and 139 of the Railways Act 1993 being superseded by section 186 of this Act and for the proper exercise by the Authority of its powers under section 186'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

894

Schedule     14,     page     192,     line     12,     leave out from 'State' to end of line 13.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

895

Schedule     14,     page     192,     line     25,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

896

Schedule     14,     page     192,     line     30,      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,'.

 
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