Amendments proposed to the Traffic Management Bill - continued House of Commons

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Annual report to parliament

   

Brian White

NC16

To move the following Clause:—

       'A report on the scale, activities and effectiveness of the work of traffic officers shall be presented on an annual basis to Parliament by the Secretary of State.'.


Duty to consult

   

Brian White

NC17

To move the following Clause:—

       'In monitoring and evaluating the work and effectiveness of traffic officers, the appropriate national authority shall establish and consult with an advisory group comprising such members as may be considered appropriate.'.


Consultation

   

Brian White

NC18

To move the following Clause:—

       'Prior to the issuing of intervention notices or orders, the Secretary of State shall consult with such organisations as he considers appropriate over the content and timing of such orders and notices and over the criteria against which the performance of a local authority may be assessed.'.


Report to parliament

   

Brian White

NC19

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall present a report on an annual basis to Parliament on the number and nature of intervention notices and orders issued in the previous year and their effects on local traffic authority performance with specific references to improvements in road safety.'.


Traffic Management Forum

   

Brian White

NC20A

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The appropriate national authority shall create a Traffic Management Forum.

    (2)   Membership of the Traffic Management Forum shall comprise representatives from the Department for Transport, the Highways Agency, the Local Government Association, the Association of Chief Police Officers, accredited recovery organisations and such other bodies or persons as the appropriate national authority considers suitable.

    (3)   The Traffic Management Forum shall prepare a Code of Practice (the Code) to be observed by traffic officers, by accredited recovery organisations and by any organisations providing services equivalent to those provided by accredited recovery organisations (collectively known as rescue and recovery organisations).

    (4)   The Code shall include guidance on—

      (a) the exercise by traffic officers of powers under sections 99 to 102 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to remove broken down vehicles;

      (b) procedures to be adopted by traffic officers and by rescue and recovery organisations in order to achieve the purposes identified in section 5(3); and

      (c) any further and consequential matters that relate to the existance provided by rescue and recovery organisations in the performance by traffic officers of their duties under this Act.

    (5)   The Traffic Management Forum may from time to time prepare a revised version of the Code.

    (6)   Before preparing or revising the Code, the Traffic Management Forum shall consult such bodies or persons as it considers appropriate.

    (7)   After preparing the Code or a revised version of the Code the Traffic Management Forum shall send a copy to the appropriate national authority.

    (8)   If the appropriate national authority approves it, the Code shall be laid before each House of Parliament and the Code, and any revised version of the Code, shall not come into force until has has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

    (9)   The appropriate national authority shall not issue any guidance on the issues detailed in subsection (4) without first consulting the Traffic Management Forum.

    (10)   For the purposes of this section "accredited recovery organisations" shall have the meaning contained in The Greater London (Central Zone) Congestion Charging Order 2001.'.


Badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons: eligibility and enforcement

   

Brian White

NC21

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (c. 44) (badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons) is amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (2) there shall be inserted—

      "(2A) A badge may be issued to a disabled child under the age of two who is resident in the area of the issuing authority and whose physical needs require him to travel with medical or other support equipment for one or more vehicles used by him as a passenger and, if so issued, may be displayed on it or any of them at times when the vehicle is being used to carry him.".'.


Motorway hard shoulders

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

NC22

To move the following Clause:—

       'No motorway hard shoulder shall be used as a running lane other than in an emergency unless the proposal has been the subject of a safety audit and the results of that audit produced.'.


Badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons: enforcement

   

Brian White
Mr Christopher Chope

NC23

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (c.44) (badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons) is amended as follows.

    (2)   After subsection (4BB) there shall be inserted—

      "(4BC) Where there is displayed on any motor vehicle a badge which appears to a constable, traffic worden or parking attendant to purport to be, of a form prescribed under subsection (1) above, he may require—

      (a) any person who appears to the constable, traffic warden or parking attendant to be, or to have been, using the vehicle; or

      (b) any person in the vehicle (other than a person such as is mentioned in paragraph (a) above),

       to produce the badge for examination.

      (4BD) A person who without reasonable excuse fails to produce a badge when required to do so under subsection (4BC) above shall be guilty of an offence."

    (3)   In subsection (4C), after "(4BB)" there shall be inserted "or (4BC)".'.


Carriageway restriction (consultation)

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

NC24

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The local traffic authority shall not reduce the width or number of carriageways or introduce any permanent restriction on motor vehicle traffic flow on their road network without first conducting a consultation exercise thereon to ascertain that any measures proposed have clear majority support amongst local residents, shopkeepers and those businesses likely to be affected.

    (2)   The manner, nature and period of such mandatory consultation shall be determined by the Secretary of State.'.


Parliament square

   

Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

NC26

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Parliament Square shall be deemed to be a strategic road for the purposes of section 56(1) of this Act.

    (2)   No change in the designation of Parliament Square under subsection (1) nor reduction in vehicular carriageway width nor change in traffic-flows shall be made unless approved by a Resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


Speed cameras (referendums)

   

Mr John Mann

NC27

To move the following Clause:—

       'Speed cameras may be installed where the majority of any parish council electorate or district council ward electorate so votes by referendum in respect of any roads within their boundaries.'.


Maximum speed limits on motorways

   

Mr John Mann

NC28

To move the following Clause:—

       'The maximum speed on a motorway shall be 80 mph and 60 mph in bad weather.'.


Road sign audits

   

Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

NC29

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   It shall be the duty of every traffic authority to carry out a biennial audit of road signs within its area with the aim of—

      (a) ensuring that sufficient road signs are in place to assist motorists who are unfamiliar with the traffic authority's area;

      (b) providing a safer local road network; and

      (c) ensuring the more expeditious movement of traffic.

    (2)   The results of audits carried out under subsection (1) above shall be submitted to the Secretary of State.'.


Motorway hard shoulders and bus-lanes (breakdown vehicles)

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

NC30

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A breakdown vehicle operated by an accredited breakdown organisation shall be permitted—

      (a) to use the hard shoulder of a motorway unless otherwise directed by a police officer; and

      (b) to travel in any bus lane.

    (2)   In this section, "breakdown vehicle" and "accredited breakdown organisation" shall have the same meaning as in the Greater London (Central Zone) Congestion Charging Order 2001.'.


Motorways (maximum speed-limit)

   

Mr Christopher Chope

Mr Greg Knight

Mr David Wilshire

NC31

To move the following Clause:—

       'The maximum speed-limit on any motorway in the absence of any other speed-restrictions is hereby raised to 80 miles per hour.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [5TH JANUARY 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Traffic Management Bill:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 12th February.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [27TH JANUARY 2004]

That—     (1)   during proceedings on the Traffic Management Bill for the Standing Committee shall meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order, namely Clauses 1 to 39, Schedule 1, Clause 40, Schedules 2 and 3, Clauses 41 to 50, Schedule 4, Clauses 51 to 60, Schedules 5 and 6, Clauses 61 to 69, Schedule 7, Clause 70, Schedule 8, Clauses 71 to 73, Schedule 9, Clauses 74 to 80, Schedule 10, Clauses 81 to 86, Schedules 11 and 12, Clauses 87 to 93, new Clauses, new Schedules;

    (3)   the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday 12th February.


 
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