Amendments proposed to the Railways and Transport Safety Bill - continued House of Commons

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The Road Accident Investigation Branch: Regulations and orders

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Regulations and orders under this Part—

      (a) may make provision which applies generally or only in specified cases or circumstances,

      (b) may make different provision for different cases or circumstances, and

      (c) may include transitional, consequential or incidental provision.

    (2)   Regulations and orders under this Part shall be made by statutory instrument.

    (3)   Regulations under this Part shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.'.


The Road Accident Investigation Branch: Extent

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

    '(2)   This Part extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

      (a) In the application of this Part in relation to Northern Ireland the maximum term for the purposes of section [The Road Accident Investigation Branch: Investigator's Powers] (4)(a) shall be 12 months.'.


Development of rural road hierarchy

   

Mr Tim Collins
Mr Christopher Chope
Miss Anne McIntosh
John Randall
Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

NC21

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   There shall be a new classification of speed limits for rural roads to be known as a Rural Road Hierarchy.

    (2)   The hierarchy will set maximum speed limits for different road types, and include speed limits no higher than—

      (a) 20 mph for rural roads in the vicinity of schools and roads designated as Quiet Lanes under the Transport Act 2000;

      (b) 30 mph for rural roads passing through villages;

      (c)  40 mph for rural roads which have been classified as Country Lanes;

      (d) 50 mph for poor quality single carriageways;

      (e) 60 mph for high quality single carriageways; and

      (f) 70 mph for dual carriageway roads.

    (3)   For the purposes of this section, a Country Lane is any road which is primarily used for local access, where there is no white centre line, and which has been designated as such by the local transport authority.

    (4)   Local transport authorities shall have the power under this section to review any restricted and unrestricted non-urban road or roads for which they are the traffic authority and reclassify them as part of the rural road hierarchy.

    (5)   Local transport authorities may amend the existing speed limit for a road or roads within that classification, taking into account guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

    (6)   As soon as is practicable and no later than six months after the coming into force of this Act the Secretary of State shall issue guidance as to the way in which a transport authority shall exercise its powers in developing a rural road hierarchy.

    (7)   Guidance under this section shall include guidance on—

      (a) the function of the rural road hierarchy;

      (b) definitions of different road types and areas, including country lanes, quiet lanes, and villages (subject to the requirements in subsection 4 and the Transport Act 2000) and how the assessment of road quality is to be made;

      (c) the procedures for reviewing the classification of roads and reclassifying them, including the use of appraisal;

      (d) requirements for public consultation;

      (e) appropriate speed limits for different road types within the hierarchy, subject to the requirements in subsection 2;

      (f) the procedures for applying speed limits on an area basis;

      (g) how the rural road hierarchy will link to requirements under the Transport Act 2000 for the production of Local Transport Plans; and

      (h) the relationship between the rural road hierarchy and urban roads.'.


Prescribed limits

   

Mr Don Foster
Tom Brake

NC22

To move the following Clause:—

    '( )   The Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) shall be amended as follows—

      (a) In Section 11(2):

      (i) in (a) leave out "35" and insert "22";

      (ii) in (b) leave out "80" and insert "50";

      (iii) in (c) leave out "107" and insert "67".

      (b) In section 8(2) leave out "50" and insert "35".'.


Requirement for adults to wear adult seat belts

   

Mr Don Foster

NC24

To move the following Clause:—

       '.—A person driving or riding in the front or rear seat of a vehicle constructed or adapted for the delivery of goods or mail to consumer addressees, as the case may be, while engaged in making local rounds or deliveries or collections shall wear an adult seat belt.'.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [4TH FEBRUARY]

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

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


 
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