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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 4th February 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE D


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

RAILWAYS AND TRANSPORT SAFETY BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRAMMING SUB-COMMITTEE

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 3rd February (Sessional Order C relating to Programming):

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Railways and Transport Safety Bill the Standing Committee shall meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8.55 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

    (2)   18 sittings shall be allotted to the consideration of the Bill in Committee;

    (3)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order specified in the Table below;

    (4)   the proceedings specified in the first column of the Table shall be brought to a conclusion (unless already concluded) at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Mr John Spellar has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Sessional Order C(9) relating to Programming (28th June 2001, as renewed on 29th October).]

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 13, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 15 p.m. at the 4th Sitting
Clause 14, Schedule 1, Clause 15, Schedules 2 and 3, Clause 16, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 211.25 a.m. at the 5th Sitting
Clause 17, Schedule 4, Clauses 18 to 70, Schedule 5, Clauses 71 to 74, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Part 311.25 a.m. at the 11th Sitting
Clauses 75 to 99, New Clauses and New Schedules relating to Parts 4 and 511.25 a.m. at the 15th Sitting
Clause 100, Schedule 6, Clauses 101 to 106, Schedule 7, Clauses 107 to 110, remaining New Clauses and New Schedules and remaining proceedings on the Bill.5 p.m. at the 18th Sitting


   

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—

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

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

      (b) 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.

    (1B)   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—

      (a) 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

      (b) 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 Don Foster
Tom Brake
John Barrett

33

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     14,     after 'Secretary of State', insert ', in consultation with the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, London Assembly and all other regional assemblies which have powers related to transport,'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake
John Barrett

34

*Clause     3,     page     2,     line     19,     leave out 'who appoints them'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake
John Barrett

35

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

    '(3A)   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 it makes to be presented to 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 Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

51

*Clause     4,     page     2,     line     24,     after 'shall', insert 'working in conjunction with the Railway Safety and Standards Board,'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

7

Clause     4,     page     2,     line     25,     leave out '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.'.

 
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