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
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
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