Amendments proposed to the Railways Bill - continued House of Commons

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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.'.

Awareness of vulnerable passengers


John Thurso
Dr John Pugh


To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall instruct the Rail Passengers Council (RPC) and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) to launch a campaign to encourage passengers to be more considerate to vulnerable passengers and raise awareness of priority seating.'.


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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