House of Commons Report Stage Proceedings—continued

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NEW SCHEDULE

Mr Alex Salmond
Pete Wishart
Annabelle Ewing
Mr Michael Weir
Angus Robertson

Not selected      NS1

 To move the following Schedule:—

'Other Amendments

    Scotland Act 1998

(1) The Scotland Act 1998 is amended as follows.
(2) In Schedule 5, section E2 Rail Transport, under Exceptions insert—
  "The subject matter of the Railways Act 2005.".'.

Mr Secretary Darling

Agreed to      16

 Page  66,  line  17  [Schedule  1],  leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Strategic Rail Authority'.

John McDonnell
Jeremy Corbyn
Mr Kelvin Hopkins
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Alan Simpson
John Cryer

Frank CookMr Gwyn ProsserMrs Helen Clark
Mr Robert Marshall-AndrewsDr Gavin StrangMr Harry Barnes

Not called      8

 Page  72,  line  26  [Schedule  1],  leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—
'(2) Leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert—
"(2) The Secretary of State and Scottish Ministers must each promote the provision of staff concessionary travel for all staff employed by—
(a)  railway passenger companies,
(b)  railways freight companies,
(c)  Network Rail,
(d)  rail infrastructure, renewals and signalling companies and
(e)  any other companies responsible for functions previously undertaken by British Rail.
(3) The Secretary of State and Scottish Ministers must enter into agreements of other arrangements concerning the provision of staff concessionary travel for all staff employed by—
(a)  railway passenger companies,
(b)  railways freight companies,
(c)  Network Rail,
(d)  rail infrastructure, renewals and signalling companies or
(e)  any other companies responsible for functions previously undertaken by British Rail.".'.

John McDonnell
Mrs Ann Cryer
Mr Robert N. Wareing
Frank Cook
Mr Gwyn Prosser
Mrs Helen Clark
Mr Robert Marshall-Andrews

Lynne JonesDr Gavin StrangMr Harry Barnes

Not selected      31

 Page  79,  line  31  [Schedule  2],  at end insert—
'(9) The Secretary of State shall guarantee to undertake re-skilling and re-training programmes for employees affected by the provision of this Bill and shall avoid compulsory redundancies that arise from the transfer of functions from the Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) to any other body.'.

Mr Secretary Darling

Agreed to      12

 Page  87,  line  44  [Schedule  3],  at end insert—
 'Regulatory Reform Act 2001
13A  The effect of the preceding provisions of this Schedule is to be disregarded in determining for the purposes of section 1 of the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 (power by order to make provision reforming law which imposes burdens) whether any provision of the 1974 Act falls within subsection (4)(a) of that section (provision amended by Act within previous two years).'.

Mr Greg Knight
Mr Tim Yeo
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Mark Field
Mr David Wilshire

Not selected      61

 Page  93,  line  25  [Schedule  4],  leave out subsections 1G (1) and (2), and insert—
'1G The Office of Rail Regulation shall in conducting an access charges review consider representations made by the Secretary of State and by Scottish Ministers but without prejudice to the right of the Office of Rail Regulation to make such decisions as it believes are appropriate in the interests of railway activities in Great Britain as a whole.'.

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Not selected      54

 Page  109,  line  13  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—
'(1A) In this Schedule, "a proposal" should be construed so as to allow for persons consulted to comment on possible alternative options including ones for the enhancement and development of railway services.'.

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Not selected      55

 Page  110,  line  29  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—
'(ia)  the Environment Agency;
(ib)  the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency;
(ic)  the UK Sustainable Development Commission;
(id)  the Commission for Integrated Transport;'.

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Not selected      56

 Page  110,  line  44  [Schedule  7],  at end insert—
'(5A) There shall be a duty on any person consulted under this Schedule to provide a reply in writing to the person carrying out the consultation within 8 weeks of the date of receiving the notice of consultation.'.

Mr Greg Knight
Mr Tim Yeo
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Mark Field
Mr David Wilshire

Not called      2

 Page  113  [Schedule  8],  leave out line 36 and insert—
'(a)  he has made all such enquiries as are reasonable in the circumstances, and'.

Mr Greg Knight
Mr Tim Yeo
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Mark Field
Mr David Wilshire

Not called      3

 Page  113,  line  40  [Schedule  8],  at beginning insert 'reasonably'.

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Not called      59

 Page  114,  line  19  [Schedule  9],  at end insert—
'"(ba)  where the relevant assets by reference to which the bye-laws are or were made are all Welsh assets, the National Assembly for Wales;
(bb)  where some but not all of those assets are Welsh assets or include assets that are used partly in Wales and partly elsewhere, the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales; and".'.

Mr Elfyn Llwyd

Not called      57

 Page  114,  line  37  [Schedule  9],  at end insert—
'(4) In sub-paragraph (1) "Welsh asset" means—
(a)  an asset that is permanently situated in Wales; or
(b)  an asset that is used only in Wales.
(5) In the case of bye-laws in relation to which both the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales are the appropriate national authority—
(a)  anything that must be done under this Schedule in relation to those bye-laws by the appropriate national authority must be done by them both, acting jointly;
(b)  anything that may be done under this Schedule in relation to those bye-laws by the appropriate national authority may be done only by them both acting jointly; and
(c)  any requirement of this Schedule in relation to those bye-laws to send something to the appropriate national authority is complied with only if that thing is sent both to the Secretary of State and to the National Assembly for Wales.'.

Mr Secretary Darling

Agreed to      19

 Page  128,  line  27  [Schedule  11],  after 'definition' insert 'of "final order", after "provisional order" insert "or an order under subsection (7B)".
( )  In that subsection, in the definition'.

Mr Secretary Darling

Agreed to      20

 Page  129,  line  29  [Schedule  11],  at end insert—
'7A  In section 57F(1) (validity and effect of penalties), for "penalty order" substitute "penalty notice".'.

Mr Secretary Darling

Agreed to      21

 Page  133,  line  13  [Schedule  11],  leave out from 'In' to end of line 15 and insert 'section 143 (powers to make statutory instruments)—
(a)  in subsection (1), for "under this Act to make orders" substitute "or the Scottish Ministers under this Act to make orders (except the power to make provisional or final orders under section 55)";
(b)  in subsection (3), for "to make an order" substitute "or the Scottish Ministers to make an order (other than a provisional or final order under section 55)"; and
(c)  in subsection (4), for "under this Act to make an order" substitute "or the Scottish Ministers under this Act to make an order (other than a provisional or final order under section 55)".'.
 Bill read the third time and passed.

 
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