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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 25th 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 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 Don Foster
Tom Brake

78

Clause     59,     page     24,     line     7,     after 'Executive', insert—

      '( ) employees in railway services and trade unions related to railway services'.


   

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
John Randall

85

Clause     75,     page     31,     line     7,     after 'to', insert 'any person employed in any capacity aboard a vessel, including'.

   

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

76

Clause     75,     page     31,     line     10,     at end insert—

      '(d) a person whose primary and main function is the command of a vessel carrying passengers for a fee.'.

   

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 Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr John Randall

74

Clause     77,     page     31,     line     38,     after 'person', insert ', subject to their being in a position to pose a substantial safety risk,'.

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
John Randall

84

Clause     77,     page     32,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   For the purposes of subsection 1 a ship includes a vessel used in a private capacity for sport or leisure purposes.'.

   

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

75

Clause     77,     page     32,     line     10,     at end insert 'after consultation with relevant trade associations and recreational boat user groups.'.

   

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

73

Clause     77,     page     32,     line     11,     at beginning insert 'Subject to consultation with the relevant select committees of both Houses of Parliament and relevant trade associations and recreational boat user groups,'.


   

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

77

Clause     83,     page     35,     line     34,     after 'ship', insert ', including privately-owned recreational vessels,'.


   

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.'.

   

Mr John Spellar

79

Clause     88,     page     37,     line     20,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr John Spellar

80

Clause     88,     page     37,     line     26,     at end insert—

    '( )   Subsection (3) does not affect any rule of law or enactment (including an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament) concerning the right of a constable in Scotland to board a ship or enter any place for any purpose.'.


   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
John Randall

88

*Clause     90,     page     38,     line     12,     leave out subsection (3).


   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
John Randall

89

*Clause     91,     page     39,     line     7,     leave out 'in accordance with the terms of an employment or undertaking' and insert—

       'in accordance with the terms of an employment contract or other obligation'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

68

Clause     92,     page     39,     line     26,     at end insert 'or

      (c) to have his licence medically suspended and ordered to undertake a course of treatment and rehabilitation.'.


   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

69

Clause     95,     page     41,     line     35,     at beginning insert, 'A plain clothes constable, a designated appointee of a testing unit or'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

70

Clause     95,     page     42,     line     1,     at beginning insert, 'A plain clothes constable, a designated appointee of a testing unit, or'.

   

Mr Don Foster
Mr Tom Brake
Mr John Barrett

13

Clause     95,     page     42,     line     7,     at end add—

      '(c) in doing so must not endanger the safety of the aircraft and those persons on board.'.


   

Mr John Spellar

81

Clause     99,     page     43,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '( )   Subsection (4) does not affect any rule of law or enactment (including an enactment comprised in, or in an instrument made under, an Act of the Scottish Parliament) concerning the right of a constable in Scotland to board an aircraft or enter any place for any purpose.'.


   

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

52

Schedule     6,     page     65,     leave out lines 12 to 17.


   

Mr John Spellar

82

Clause     102,     page     45,     line     11,     leave out from 'information)' to end of line 13 and insert 'after "27A above" insert ", by virtue of section 43A(6) below".'.


   

Mr John Spellar

83

Clause     105,     page     46,     line     37,     leave out 'or class of right,' and insert ', class of right, provision or class of provision,'.


   

Mr John Spellar

42

Clause     108,     page     47,     leave out from line 41 to end of line 2 on page 48.

   

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

60

Clause     108,     page     48,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Offences under section [Aviation Offences] shall have effect in relation to the offences committed or alleged to have been committed after the end of the period of two months beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.'.

 
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