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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 19th June 2007

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Concessionary Bus Travel Bill [Lords], As Amended

 

Paul Rowen

 

Mr John Leech

 

1

 

Page  2,  line  14  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

If a disabled person requires the assistance of a companion to travel on journeys

 

on public transport services, the travel concession authority in England other than

 

a London authority must mark that clearly on the permit.

 

(4B)    

Where a person whose current statutory travel concession permit is marked in

 

accordance with subsection (4A) is entitled under this section to a waiver of the

 

fare for a journey, one companion travelling on the journey with the person (and

 

nominated by the person as the person’s companion for that journey) is also

 

entitled to a waiver of the fare for the journey.

 

(4C)    

The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to travel concession authorities in

 

England to which they must have regard in determining for subsection (4A)

 

whether a disabled person needs a companion in order to travel.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

Mr John Leech

 

2

 

Page  2,  line  14  [Clause  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

For the purposes of this section a person whose ability to travel is impaired by a

 

mental disorder within the meaning of section 1 of the Mental Health Act 1983

 

shall be considered to be a disabled person.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

Mr John Leech

 

3

 

Page  6,  line  15  [Clause  7],  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

After subsection (5) insert—

 

“(5A)    

If a disabled person requires the assistance of a companion to travel on

 

journeys on public transport services, the London travel concession

 

authority must mark that clearly on the permit.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19th June 2007                  

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Concessionary Bus Travel Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

(5B)    

Where a person whose current statutory travel concession permit is

 

marked in accordance with subsection (5A) is entitled under this section

 

to a waiver of the fare for a journey, one companion travelling on the

 

journey with the person (and nominated by the person as the person’s

 

companion for that journey) is also entitled to a waiver of the fare for the

 

journey.

 

(5C)    

The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to travel concession

 

authorities in London to which they must have regard in determining for

 

the purposes of subsection (5A) whether a disabled person needs a

 

companion in order to travel.

 

(5D)    

Before issuing guidance under subsection (5C) the Secretary of State

 

shall consult—

 

(a)    

the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee;

 

(b)    

associations representative of travel concession authorities; and

 

(c)    

such other persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit.”.’.

 

Paul Rowen

 

Mr John Leech

 

4

 

Page  13,  line  18  [Schedule  1],  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

After paragraph 5(7) insert—

 

“(8)    

Where a London authority considers the amount notified by Transport for

 

London under paragraph 5(1) to be excessive—

 

(a)    

the authority may within 14 days of being notified by Transport

 

for London apply to the Secretary of State to review the proposed

 

charge;

 

(b)    

if the Secretary of State agrees that the proposed charge is

 

excessive, then he shall notify both Transport for London and the

 

authority of an alternative lower amount.”.’.

 


 
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