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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 11th 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 Order of the Committee [4th February].

   

Mr John Spellar

43

Schedule     1,     page     49,     line     21,     at end insert—

            "(cc)   has had his estate sequestrated in Scotland or, under Scots law, has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors,".


   

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

53

Clause     15,     page     7,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(3)   The main functions of the Office of Rail Regulation will be the regulation of the monopoly and dominant elements of Network Rail. The Office of Rail Regulation will:

      (a) set the contractual and financial framework within which Network Rail works to maintain, renew and expand the network;

      (b) ensure that Network Rail's income, a combination of private finance and public subsidy set by the Office of Rail Regulation, is spent on the right things at the right times; and

      (c) approve agreements governing the terms and conditions by which train operators gain access to the track and infrastructure and licenses all operators'.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO PART 2

Coordination between Health and Safety Executive and the Office of Rail Regulation

   

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

NC18

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Memorandum of Understanding between the Health and Safety Executive and the Office of Rail Regulation shall be replaced by a new memorandum, the purpose of which is to promote effective coordination of the regulatory orders of each body and cooperation between them.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

6

Schedule     4,     page     57,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '(g)   at least one person each who has knowledge of and experience in relation to the interests of—

      (i) employees in railway services, and

      (ii) trade unions related railways services.'.

   

Mr John Spellar

44

Schedule     4,     page     58,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   A person shall not be eligible for appointment as a member of the Authority if his estate has been sequestrated in Scotland or if, under Scots law, he has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors.'.


   

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

54

Clause     19,     page     8,     line     35,     after 'expenses of the', insert 'British Transport'.

   

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

55

Clause     19,     page     8,     leave out line 36.


   

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

56

Clause     20,     page     9,     line     2,     after 'Constable of the', insert 'British Transport'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

72

*Clause     20,     page     9,     line     4,     leave out subsection (a).

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

71

*Clause     20,     page     9,     line     4,     at end insert—

      '(a) with the approval of the British Transport Police Authority, and'.

   

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

57

Clause     20,     page     9,     line     30,     after 'Constable of the', insert 'British Transport'.


   

Mr John Spellar

64

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     19,     after 'Force', insert 'appointed in England or Wales'.

   

Mr John Spellar

36

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     22,     leave out 'special'.

   

Mr John Spellar

65

Clause     23,     page     11,     line     22,     after 'Force', insert 'appointed in Scotland'.


   

Mr John Spellar

66

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     32,     after 'Force', insert 'appointed in England or Wales'.

   

Mr John Spellar

67

Clause     24,     page     11,     line     35,     after 'Force', insert 'appointed in Scotland'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

11

Clause     29,     page     13,     line     8,     at end insert—

      '(h) where assistance is requested by a local police force.'.

   

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

58

Clause     29,     page     13,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '(h)   and in the vicinity of the sites specified above.'.

   

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

59

Clause     29,     page     13,     line     9,     after 'forms part of', insert 'or is in the vicinity of.'.


   

Mr John Spellar

37

Clause     42,     page     18,     line     6,     at end insert '(including in relation to Scotland)'.


   

Mr John Spellar

38

Clause     43,     page     18,     line     15,     at end insert '(including in relation to Scotland)'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

12

Clause     47,     page     19,     line     31,     at end add—

      '(e) consult any other persons as they see fit.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

61

Clause     49,     page     20,     line     9,     at end insert 'including measures to reduce vandalism'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

63

Clause     56,     page     22,     line     28,     after 'crime', insert ', including vandalism,'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

62

Clause     56,     page     22,     line     32,     at end insert—

      '( ) location of offences committed;'.


   

Mr John Spellar

39

Clause     60,     page     25,     line     1,     after 'Scotland', insert—

      '(a)'. 

   

Mr John Spellar

40

Clause     60,     page     25,     line     4,     at end insert ', and

      (b) where an inspection under this section is carried out by inspectors so appointed the references to the Secretary of State in subsection (7) shall be treated as references to the Scottish Ministers.'.


   

Mr John Spellar

41

Clause     70,     page     28,     leave out lines 45 to 47.


   

Mr John Spellar

45

Schedule     5,     page     63,     line     30,     leave out 'Paragraph 25' and insert 'Paragraphs 6 and 25'.

   

Mr John Spellar

46

Schedule     5,     page     63,     line     31,     after first 'of' insert 's. 43 of Police (Scotland) Act 1967 and'.

   

Mr John Spellar

47

Schedule     5,     page     64,     line     11,     at end insert—

            '( )   sections 11, 12, 17, 42 and 51 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c.77) (general provisions, &c.),'.


   

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

48

Clause     75,     page     31,     line     19,     leave out 'fishing vessel' and insert 'ship'.


   

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

49

Clause     76,     page     31,     line     36,     at end add—

    '(5)   Where a person is charged with an offence under this section in respect of the effect of a drug on his ability to carry out duties on a ship, it is a defence for him to show that—

      (a) he took the drug for a medicinal purpose on, and in accordance with, medical advice, or

      (b) he took the drug for a medical purpose and had no reason to believe that it would impair his ability to carry out his duties.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

9

Clause     78,     page     32,     line     17,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1)   The prescribed limit for alcohol for the purposes of this part 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,

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


   

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

50

Clause     85,     page     36,     line     20,     at end add—

    '(7)   The organisations consulted in accordance with subsection (6) shall include representatives of the employers, ship-owning companies, the British Chamber of Shipping and the Maritime Trade Unions.'.

 
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