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Humber Bridge Bill

Humber Bridge Bill






Amend the Humber Bridge Act 1959; to require the Secretary of State to give

directions to certain members of the Humber Bridge Board in relation to

healthcare; to require the Secretary of State to review the desirability of

facilitating journeys across the Humber Bridge in relation to healthcare; and

for connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


Composition of Humber Bridge Board


The Humber Bridge Act 1959 (ch. xlvi) is amended as follows.


In section 6 (constitution of Board), for “22”, substitute “24”.


In that section, at the end, insert—

“two members to be appointed by the Secretary of State to represent the


interests of the NHS;”.


Duty to give directions to NHS members of the Board


The Secretary of State shall direct the members he has nominated to the Board

under section 6 of the Humber Bridge Act 1959 to represent the interests of the

NHS to have regard to the desirability of facilitating journeys across the Bridge


for the following reasons—


to receive health care;


to visit someone in receipt of health care; or


for training related to their work for the National Health Service


in hospitals run by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.



Review of cost of journeys relating to healthcare


The Secretary of State shall, from time to time, review the desirability of

reducing costs for persons undertaking journeys across the Humber Bridge

relating to healthcare.

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The Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a report of any

review conducted under subsection (1).


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Humber Bridge Act 2006.


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