Amendments proposed to the Railways Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Graham Stringer


Clause     39,     page     41,     line     37,     at end insert—

      '(e) that the scheme will reduce air pollution.'.


Mr Graham Stringer


Clause     39,     page     42,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '(1C)   Where a scheme has been introduced under subsection (1A) and the Passenger Transport Authority considers that the scheme could beneficially be extended to the whole of its area, it may so extend the scheme.'.


Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope


Clause     40,     page     43,     line     27,     at end insert '; or

      (c) the new route and the stopping places thereon are more convenient for, and accessible to, the communities served thereby.'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Clause     42,     page     45,     line     22,     leave out from 'which' to 'the' in line 23 and insert 'no funding is provided by a railway funding authority other than'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Clause     44,     page     47,     line     37,     leave out '28(7) or (8)' and insert '28(6) or (7)'.


Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope


Clause     45,     page     48,     line     41,     at end insert ', whether lawfully or as a trespasser.'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Schedule     10,     page     125,     line     32,     leave out 'or'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Schedule     10,     page     125,     line     33,     at end insert 'or

      (d) the Office of Rail Regulation;'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Schedule     11,     page     130,     line     43,     leave out 'of his or theirs' and insert 'or activity of his, theirs or its'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Schedule     12,     page     134,     line     40,     leave out from 'from' to 'under' in line 41 and insert '"with" onwards substitute "entered into, where a railway service has been temporarily interrupted, with the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers or the National Assembly for Wales'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Schedule     12,     page     136,     line     19,     leave out from 'section' to 'for' in line 20 and insert '175 (co-operation between Transport for London and the Secretary of State)—

            (a)   in subsection (1)(a)(ii),'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Schedule     12,     page     136,     line     22,     at end insert 'and

            (b)   in subsection (3)(b), for "sections 37 and 38 of that Act" substitute "sections 22 to 24 of the Railways Act 2005".'.


Mr Tony McNulty


Schedule     13,     page     143,     line     26,     at end insert—

'Schedule 5.'.


Mr Tom Harris
Rosemary McKenna


Clause     59,     page     58,     line     10,     leave out '(a) section 13;'.


Heritage trains (exemption)


Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope


To move the following Clause:—

       'Any steam locomotive operating on the rail network shall be exempt from any current, pending or future requirement of having a locomotive data recorder, or any similar electronic device, fitted thereto provided that such locomotive is not so used on the network for more than 56 days in any one calendar year.'.


That the following provisions shall apply to the Railways Bill.


    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 Tuesday 18th January 2005.

    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.

Programming Committee

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming Committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of proceedings

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



    (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;

      (b) at 9.25 a.m. on Thursday 16th December; and

      (c) at 9.25 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on 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.


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

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