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Friday 31st January 2003


STANDING COMMITTEE D

RAILWAYS AND TRANSPORT SAFETY BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order to be proposed by Mr John Spellar.


Mr John Spellar To move, That the order in which proceedings in Standing Committee on the Railways and Transport Safety Bill are to be taken shall be:—

Clauses 1 to 13, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 1, Clause 14, Schedule 1, Clause 15, Schedules 2 and 3, Clause 16, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 2, Clause 17, Schedule 4, Clauses 18 to 70, Schedule 5, Clauses 71 to 74, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 3, Clauses 75 to 99, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Parts 4 and 5, Clause 100, Schedule 6, Clauses 101 to 106, Schedule 7, Clauses 107 to 110, remaining New Clauses and New Schedules.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

31

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   For the purposes of this Act "railway property" also includes premises owned by a railway company and occupied by an employee of a railway company.'.


   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

21

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     16,     after 'property', insert 'or property adjacent to railway property'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

1

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     17,     at end insert insert—

    '(1)   A serious accident means an occurrence associated with the operation of a train or rail infrastructure in which—

      (i) a person, whether employee, passenger or third party, suffers a fatal or serious injury; or

      (ii) a train sustains damage or structural failure which adversely affects the structural strength, performance or characteristics of the trains, and would normally require major repair or replacement of the affected component.

    (2)   A non-serious accident and railway incident both mean an incident involving circumstances indicating that an accident nearly or potentially occurred.'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

22

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   A serious accident shall be deemed to have occurred in circumstances in which—

    (i)   the operation of a train or collision with railway property has caused a fatality or serious injury involving an individual, whether employee, passenger or third party; or

    (ii)   a train or railway property sustains serious damage or structural failure which adversely affects the operations or the structural strength of the trains or railway property which would require a major repair or replacement of the train or closure of the railway property.

    (1B)   A non-serious accident and railway incident are deemed to have occurred in circumstances in which an accident nearly or potentially occurred.'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

32

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     18,     after 'regulations', insert ', subject to consultation with both Houses of Parliament.'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

19

Clause     2,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Regulations under subsection (2) must be laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

15

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     19,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Rail Accident Investigation Branch shall make an annual report of its proceedings to each House of Parliament.

    (3B)   The Rail Accident Investigation Branch shall present its audited annual accounts to each House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

29

Clause     3,     page     2,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '(5)   The Rail Accident Investigation Branch shall be constituted with regard to regional representation, including the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, and the Northern Ireland Assembly.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

7

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     25,     leave out 'regard to the desirability' and insert 'its objectives'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

30

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     27,     at end add—

    '(2)   The Rail Accident Investigation Branch shall be consulted on the establishment of any statutory body established for the purposes of setting standards for the safety of railways.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

14

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     29,     after 'arrange', insert 'with written consent from the Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

8

Clause     5,     page     2,     line     32,     at end add—

    '(2)   The Secretary of State will provide the Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents with directions and guidance relating to the occasions on which assistance may be given as described in subsection (1) above.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

5

Clause     6,     page     3,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(9)   The Rail Accident Investigation branch may not use contractors and sub-contractors to assist in their investigations.'.


   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

18

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     30,     after 'dwelling-house)', insert 'within 500 yards of property'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

17

Clause     7,     page     3,     line     45,     at end insert ', pursuant to the issuing of a warrant or pursuant to a decision by a magistrate's court and only where accompanied by a member of the British Transport Police.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

10

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     35,     leave out subsection (5) and (6).

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

4

Clause     7,     page     4,     line     43,     at end insert—

    '(7)   A formal protocol of understanding and working practices will be made between the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and each of—

      (a) the Health and Safety Executive and the H M Railway Inspectorate;

      (b) the British Transport Police

       under directions and guidance provided by the Secretary of State.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

2

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(g)   make provision for the occasions on which the Secretary of State may decide any incident to be investigated through a public inquiry.'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

3

Clause     8,     page     5,     line     41,     at end add—

    '(6)   The Secretary of State shall place a requirement upon the Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents to publish an annual progress report on the implementation of recommendations which he makes.'.


   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

16

Clause     10,     page     6,     line     32,     at end insert 'Accident reports such as those conducted in the event of a road accident should be completed by the relevant investigators acting under the provision of this Bill, ensuring greater transparency and security across all modes of travel.'.


   

Mr John Spellar

23

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     12,     leave out 'and orders'.

   

Mr John Spellar

24

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     17,     leave out 'and orders'.

   

Mr John Spellar

25

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     17,     at end insert—

    '( )   Regulations under section 1(2) shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.'.

   

Mr John Spellar

26

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     18,     at beginning insert 'Other'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

20

Clause     12,     page     7,     line     18,     leave out from 'be' to end of line 19 and insert 'laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO PART 1

Prescribed limit

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The prescribed limit of alcohol for a driver of a motor vehicle on the road or other public place is—

      (a) in the case of breath, 22 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres,

      (b) in the case of blood, 50 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres, and

      (c) in the case of urine, 100 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres.'.

 
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