Amendments proposed to the Transport Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Taxation of transfers

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

    '. Schedule (Transfers: Tax) contains provisions about tax.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore
Mr Archy Kirkwood

420

Page     102,     line     23     [Clause     182],     at end insert—

      '(d) to identify unmet needs for railway services;

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

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

410

Page     102,     line      26     [Clause 183],     at end insert—

      '(     )     the Secretary of State,'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

408

Page     102,     line      33     [Clause 183],     leave out 'directions and'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

409

Page     102,     line      34     [Clause 183],     leave out from 'strategies' to end of line 38 and insert 'of a general nature'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms

459

*Page     103,     line     19     [Clause     184],     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms

460

*Page     103,     line     21     [Clause     184],     at end insert 'and

      (g) to facilitate the implementation of local transport plans provided for in section 92 of this Act.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

255

Page     103,     line     30     [Clause     184],     leave out ', loans or other payments made' and insert 'or other payments or loans made by it, any guarantees given by it and any investment in bodies corporate'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

458

*Page     104,     line     11     [Clause     185],     leave out 'or with the Authority's financial framework.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

457

*Page     104,     line     18     [Clause     185],     at end insert—

    '(4) Where the Authority propose not to comply with the direction or guidance of Scottish Ministers they shall notify the Scottish Ministers of this and their reason for so doing.

    (5) Where Scottish Ministers do not agree with the reasons given by the Authority for not complying with their directions they may refer the matter to the Secretary of State for decision which he shall issue as a direction under section 184(5).'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

411

Page     105,     line      34,      leave out Clause 189.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

256

Page     106,     line     4     [Clause     189],     leave out 'that Act, after section 26' and insert 'section 26 of that Act (invitations to tender for franchise), after subsection (3) insert—

            "(4) The directions which may be given under subsection (1) above (at any time when the Secretary of State considers it inappropriate that the person who is to be the franchisee under a franchise agreement should be selected after an invitation to tender) include—

            (a) a direction that that person is to be the person specified in the direction; and

            (b) a direction requiring the Authority to select that person in such manner as is so specified,

            (as well as a direction authorising the Authority to select that person in such other manner as it may consider appropriate).

            (5) The Secretary of State shall prepare and publish a statement of policy with respect to directions under subsection (1) above.

            (6) The statement shall (in particular) contain the Secretary of State's policy about—

            (a) when he will consider giving a direction (including, in particular, when he will consider doing so in relation to a franchise agreement which is to replace an earlier franchise agreement before the end of its franchise term); and

            (b) the sorts of direction which he will consider giving in particular circumstances.

            (7) In deciding whether to give a direction, and (if so) what direction to give, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the statement of policy.

            (8) The Secretary of State—

            (a) may at any time alter or replace a statement of policy, and

            (b) shall publish the altered or replacement statement.

            (9) The Secretary of State shall undertake appropriate consultation when preparing, altering or replacing a statement of policy.

            (10) When a statement of policy is prepared, altered or replaced, a copy of the statement shall be laid before each House of Parliament."

    ( ) After that section'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Michael Moore

419

Page     111     [Clause     195],     leave out line 39 and insert—

    ( ) '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 used such land might offer, and protect the land accordingly.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

412

Page     113,     line      3,     leave out Clause 200.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

413

Page     113,     line      20     [Clause 201],     leave out from beginning to end of line 23.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

308

Page     117,     line     23     [Clause     200],     leave out 'it was given, the applicant' and insert 'the direction was given, the applicant for the direction'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

309

Page     117,     line     28     [Clause     200],     after 'varied' insert 'on an application by the applicant for the direction or the Authority'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

310

Page     117,     line     29     [Clause     200],     leave out 'it' and insert 'the direction'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

311

Page     117,     line     33     [Clause     200],     at end insert-

    '(5) The Regulator may grant an application for the variation or revocation of a direction under section 16A above by the applicant for the direction or the Authority on condition that he or it secures that any such compensation as the Regulator may specify is paid to the person to whom the direction was given in respect of any liabilities incurred, or other things done, by him in complying with the direction.'.


   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

414

Page     119,     line      7     [Clause 201],     leave out 'him' and insert 'the authority'.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

415

Page     119,     line     8     [Clause     201],     leave out from 'State' to end of line 15.

   

Mr Bernard Jenkin
Mr Robert Syms
Mr Peter Atkinson

416

Page     119,     line     24     [Clause     202],     leave out 'is reasonable' and insert 'shall be commensurate with the contravention and with the turnover and profitability of the relevant operator provided that the appropriate authority is satisfied that such an imposition will help fulfill the general duties set out in section 4 of this Act.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

257

Page     119,     line     25     [Clause     202],     at end insert—

    '(3) No penalty may be imposed in respect of any contravention of a final or provisional order if provision was made in the order by virtue of section 55(7A) above in relation to the contravention.

Statement of policy.57AA.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

258

Page     119,     line     38     [Clause     202],     leave out ', is being or is likely to be' and insert 'or is being'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

259

Page     120     [Clause     202],     leave out lines 15 to 18 and insert—

    '( ) This section applies in relation to sums required to be paid by virtue of section 55(7A) above as to penalties, but as if—

      (a) references to the imposition of penalties were to the inclusion in an order of a requirement to pay a sum;

      (b) references to relevant conditions or requirements were omitted; and

      (c) the reference in subsection (4)(b) above to anything which has been or is being done included a reference to anything which is likely to be done.'.

   

Mr Secretary Prescott

260

Page     120,     line     27     [Clause     202],     leave out 'or would constitute'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

261

Page     121,     line     29     [Clause     202],     leave out 'or would constitute'.


   

Mr Secretary Prescott

262

Page     125,     line     29     [Clause     205],     at end insert—

            '(7C) The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the Rail Passengers' Council, make an order providing that the duties imposed by this section apply to services of a particular class or description, particular services or services provided by a particular person—

            (a) only to such extent as is specified by the order; or

            (b) with such modifications as are so specified.".'.

 
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