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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 14th December 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE A


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

RAILWAYS 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 13th December (Standing Order No. 83C):

       That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Railways Bill the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 a.m. on Tuesday 14th December) meet—

      (a) at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 14th December; and

      (b) at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 16th December, Tuesday 11th January, Thursday 13th January and Tuesday 18th January;

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table below and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.

TABLE

Mr Tony McNulty has given notice of his intention to make a motion in the terms of the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clause 1, Schedules 1 and 2, Clause 2, Schedule 3, Clauses 3 and 4, Schedule 4, Clause 511.25 a.m. on Thursday 16th December
Clauses 6 to 19, Schedule 5, Clauses 20 and 21, Schedule 65.30 p.m. on Tuesday 11th January
Clause 22, Schedule 7, Clauses 23 to 25, Schedule 8, Clauses 26 to 4411.25 a.m. on Tuesday 18th January
Clause 45, Schedule 9, Clauses 46 to 52, Schedule 10, Clause 53, Schedule 11, Clauses 54 to 58, Schedules 12 and 13, Clause 59, new Clauses, new Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill5.30 p.m. on Tuesday 18th January


   

Mr David Wilshire

14

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     8,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

15

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     14,     leave out paragraphs (a) to (c).

   

Mr David Wilshire

16

Clause     1,     page     1,     line     19,     leave out 'is' and insert 'may or may not be'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

17

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     7,     at end insert ', and franchisees and passengers'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

18

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     14,     after 'Authority', insert ', provided proper compensation is paid'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

19

Clause     1,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

66

*Page     2,     line     33,     leave out Clause 2.


   

Mr David Wilshire

20

Schedule     3,     page     80,     line     10,     after 'a', insert 'surface or underground'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

21

Schedule     3,     page     80,     line     18,     leave out 'negative' and insert 'affirmative'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

22

Schedule     3,     page     80,     line     32,     leave out 'appropriate' and insert 'necessary'.

   

Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

42

Schedule     3,     page     80,     line     35,     leave out paragraph 2.

   

Mr David Wilshire

23

Schedule     3,     page     80,     line     36,     leave out 'appropriate' and insert 'necessary'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

24

Schedule     3,     page     80,     line     41,     leave out 'appropriate' and insert 'necessary'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

25

Schedule     3,     page     81,     line     1,     leave out 'appropriate' and insert 'necessary'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

26

Schedule     3,     page     82,     line     11,     leave out 'may' and insert 'must'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

27

Schedule     3,     page     82,     line     12,     leave out from 'paragraph' to end of line 13.

   

Mr David Wilshire

28

Schedule     3,     page     82,     line     14,     leave out 'at such time' and insert 'within three months of its completion'.


   

Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

31

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     after subsection (1) insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State shall have a duty to promote the use of the railway network for the carriage of passengers and goods, to secure the development of the network, and to contribute to the development of an integrated system of transport of passengers and goods.'.

   

Mr David Wilshire

49

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     after subsection (1), insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State should formulate strategies in furtherance of his purposes and, in particular, one relating to services to Heathrow Airport.'.

   

Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

29

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     3,     at end insert 'for both passengers and freight customers.'.

   

John Thurso
Dr John Pugh

7

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert 'both passenger and rail freight'.

   

Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

30

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert 'both passengers and freight.'.

   

John Thurso
Dr John Pugh

2

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   In subsection (1)(b) (duty of the ORR to promote the use of the railway network in Great Britain for the carriage of passengers and goods, and the development of that railway network, to the greatest extent that [it] considers economically practicable) at end add "and environmentally sustainable".'.

   

Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

32

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(1B)   The Secretary of State should formulate strategies in furtherance of his purposes and, in particular, one relating to services in various parts of England for the carriage of passengers and goods by rail by way of the Channel Tunnel.'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas

67

*Clause     3,     page     3,     line     4,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   After subsection (1) insert—

      "(1A) The Secretary of State shall carry out his duties concerning railway services and infrastructure in accordance with the following purposes—

      (a) to promote the use of the railway network for the carriage of passengers and goods,

      (b) to secure the development of the railway network, and

      (c) to contribute to the development of an integrated system of transport of passengers and goods.

      (1B) In exercising his functions in accordance with this Act the Secretary of State shall act in the way best calculated—

      (a) to protect the interests of users of railway services,

      (b) to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development,

      (c) to promote efficiency and economy on the part of persons providing railway services,

      (d) to promote measures designed to facilitate the making by passengers of journeys which involve the use of the services of more than one passenger service operator (including, in particular, arrangements for the issue and use of through tickets),

      (e) to enable persons providing railway services to plan the future of their businesses with a reasonable degree of assurance.

      (1C) In exercising his functions in accordance with this Act the Secretary of State shall have regard to—

      (a) the need to protect all persons from dangers arising from the operation of railways,

      (b) the interests of persons who are disabled, and

      (c) the effect on the environment of activities connected with the provision of railway services.".'.

   

John Thurso
Dr John Pugh

1

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   After subsection (4) insert—

          "(4A)   The Secretary of State shall also be under a duty, in exercising the functions assigned or transferred to him under or by virtue of this Part, to promote the renewal of franchise agreements to incumbent companies which have met the terms of their previous franchise agreement.".'.

   

John Thurso
Dr John Pugh

3

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   After subsection (4) insert—

          "(4A)   The Secretary of State shall also be under a duty, in exercising the functions assigned or transferred to him under or by virtue of this Part, to continue to operate any franchises currently under the management of the SRA.".'.

   

John Thurso
Dr John Pugh

4

Clause     3,     page     3,     line     34,     at end insert—

    '(7A)   After subsection (4) insert—

          "(4B)   The Secretary of State shall also be under a duty, in exercising the functions assigned or transferred to him under or by virtue of this Part, to allow train operators the ability to directly purchase their own rolling stock.".'.

 
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