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Public Bill Committee: 29th April 2008                  

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Stephen Hammond

 

252

 

Page  10,  line  20,  leave out Clause 65.

 


 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

232

 

Clause  68,  page  57,  line  22,  leave out ‘by sub-committees with members’ and

 

insert ‘on a regional basis by persons’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

233

 

Clause  68,  page  57,  line  39,  after ‘policies’, insert ‘, including regional transport

 

policies,’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

234

 

Clause  68,  page  58,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Committee may consider representations (including complaints) made by or

 

on behalf of users of any public passenger transport services or facilities in

 

England and, where it appears to the Committee to be desirable, make and publish

 

recommendations or representations in respect of those services or facilities.’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

235

 

Clause  68,  page  58,  line  30,  after ‘Committee’, insert ‘, including powers to require

 

operators of public passenger transport services to make available specified information

 

relating to the operation of those services and make provision for the sharing of that

 

information by the Committee with local transport authorities where the Committee

 

considers appropriate;’.

 


 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

236

 

Clause  69,  page  60,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Secretary of State may by order confer on the Rail Passengers’ Council

 

powers to require operators of public passenger transport services to make

 

available specified information relating to the operation of those services and

 

make provision for the sharing of that information by the Council with local

 

transport authorities where the Council considers it appropriate.’.

 



 
 

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Graham Stringer

 

9

 

Clause  73,  page  64,  line  28,  leave out from ‘provide’ to end of line 32 and insert

 

‘that all members of an ITA shall be elected by a ballot of all the electors within the

 

boundary of the proposed integrated transport area.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

10

 

Clause  73,  page  64,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

Where all of the constituent councils of a proposed integrated transport area agree

 

a resolution opposing the designation of the area as an integrated transport area

 

the Secretary of State shall not make an order under this section.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

11

 

Clause  73,  page  64,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

The Secretary of State shall not make an order under this section if one or more

 

of the constituent councils of a proposed integrated transport area opposed the

 

designation of the area as an integrated transport area.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

12

 

Clause  73,  page  64,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(10A)    

Where a majority of the constituent councils of a proposed integrated transport

 

area agree a resolution opposing the designation of the area as an integrated

 

transport area, the Secretary of State shall not make an order under this section.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

13

 

Clause  73,  page  64,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

‘(11A)    

The Secretary of State shall not make an order under this section unless a

 

referendum of all electors within the boundaries of a proposed integrated

 

transport area has been held and a majority of electors are in favour of the

 

establishment of an integrated transport area.’.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

131

 

Clause  76,  page  66,  line  31,  leave out ‘one’ and insert ‘two’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

132

 

Clause  76,  page  66,  line  31,  after ‘may’, insert ‘in conjunction with the relevant

 

ITA,’.


 
 

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Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

133

 

Clause  76,  page  66,  leave out line 34.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

134

 

Clause  76,  page  67,  line  3,  leave out ‘one’ and insert ‘two’.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

135

 

Clause  77,  page  67,  line  14,  after ‘direct’, insert ‘an ITA, or’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

136

 

Clause  77,  page  67,  line  14,  leave out ‘one’ and insert ‘two’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

137

 

Clause  77,  page  67,  line  15,  after ‘description)’, insert ‘, in conjunction with the

 

relevant ITA,’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

138

 

Clause  77,  page  67,  leave out line 18.

 

Graham Stringer

 

88

 

Clause  77,  page  67,  line  36,  at end insert ‘and must be addressed to every authority

 

falling within subsection (2) whose area or part of whose area lies within each integrated

 

transport area or proposed integrated transport area to which the direction relates.’.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

139

 

Clause  78,  page  68,  line  29,  after ‘member)’, insert ‘, and for the ITA to determine


 
 

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what matters members of the ITA who are not elected members of the ITA’s constituent

 

councils may not vote on (which may include any matters relating to the funding or

 

expenditure of the ITA, whether of a capital or revenue nature).’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

238

 

Clause  78,  page  68,  line  29,  after ‘member’, insert ‘, but which arrangements must

 

provide that members of the ITA who are not elected members of the ITA’s constituent

 

councils may not have a vote’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

140

 

Clause  78,  page  68,  line  35,  after ‘councils’, insert ‘from among their elected

 

members’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

141

 

Clause  78,  page  68,  line  36,  leave out paragraph (b) and insert—

 

‘(b)    

for all other members of the ITA to be appointed by it (whether or not on

 

the nomination of any other person or body).’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

82

 

Clause  78,  page  68,  line  38,  leave out ‘subsection (3)’ and insert ‘subsections (3)

 

and (8)’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

83

 

Clause  78,  page  69,  line  22,  at end add—

 

‘(8)    

An order under this section may be made only if each of the constituent councils

 

has consented to the constitutional arrangements provision, for which is to be

 

made in the order.’.

 


 

Mr Clive Betts

 

262

 

Clause  80,  page  69,  line  34,  after ‘Delegation’ insert ‘transfer’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

263

 

Clause  80,  page  69,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Secretary of State may, to any extent, by order provide for the transfer, to an

 

ITA or an eligible local transport authority, of any function of a highway

 

authority or a local traffic authority—


 
 

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(a)    

which is exercisable by the highway authority or the local traffic

 

authority in relation to an area which is comprised in the ITA’s integrated

 

transport area or the eligible local transport authority’s area, and

 

(b)    

which the Secretary of State considers can appropriately be transferred to

 

and exercised by the ITA or the eligible local transport authority.

 

(1B)    

An order made under subsection (1A) may provide that any reference in the

 

Highways Act 1980 or the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to a highway

 

authority or a local traffic authority shall have effect as a reference to the relevant

 

ITA or the eligible local transport authority to whom any function of a highway

 

authority or a local traffic authority is transferred by that order.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

84

 

Clause  80,  page  70,  line  3,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

An order under this section may be made only if the local authority whose

 

function is to be delegated by the order has consented to the delegation of that

 

function.’.

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

264

 

Clause  80,  page  70,  line  3,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

“Highway authority” and “ local authority” have the same meaning as they do for

 

the purposes of the Highways Act 1980 and the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

 

respectively.’.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

85

 

Clause  81,  page  71,  line  19,  at end add—

 

‘(13)    

An order under this section may be made only if each council which would be

 

subject to a direction made pursuant to the order has consented to the Secretary

 

of State making the order.’.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

86

 

Clause  84,  page  72,  line  14,  at end insert ‘and shall only designate an authority for

 

the whole or part of the territory previously comprised in the integrated transport area if

 

that authority is a county council or a district council for that territory.’.

 


 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

237

 

Clause  87,  page  74,  leave out lines 4 to 6 and add—


 
 

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‘(2)    

The Secretary of State may not make an order under this Chapter unless the

 

Secretary of State has laid a draft of the order before each House of Parliament

 

and the remaining provisions of this section have been complied with.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State must have regard to—

 

(a)    

any representations,

 

(b)    

any resolution of either House of Parliament; and

 

(c)    

any recommendations of a committee of either House of Parliament on

 

the draft order,

 

    

made on or with regard to the draft order during the 60-day period.

 

(4)    

If, after the expiry of the 60-day period, the Secretary of State wishes to make an

 

order in the terms of the draft, he must lay before Parliament a statement—

 

(a)    

stating whether any representations were made under subsection (3)(a);

 

and

 

(b)    

if any representations were so made, giving details of them.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State may after the laying of such a statement make an order in

 

the terms of the draft if it is first approved by a resolution of each House of

 

Parliament.

 

(6)    

However, a committee of either House may, at any time after the laying of a

 

statement under subsection (4) and before the draft order is approved by that

 

House under subsection (5), recommend under this subsection that no further

 

proceedings be taken in relation to the draft order.

 

(7)    

Where a recommendation is made by a committee of either House under

 

subsection (6) in relation to a draft order, no proceedings may be taken in relation

 

to the draft order in that House under subsection (5) unless the recommendation

 

is, in the same Session, rejected by resolution of that House.

 

(8)    

If, after the expiry of the 60-day period, the Secretary of State wishes to make an

 

order consisting of a version of the draft order with material changes, he must lay

 

before Parliament—

 

(a)    

a revised draft order; and

 

(b)    

a statement giving details of—

 

(i)    

any representations made under subsection (3)(a); and

 

(ii)    

the revisions proposed.

 

(9)    

The Secretary of State may after laying a revised draft order and statement under

 

subsection (8) make an order in the terms of the revised draft if it is first approved

 

by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

 

(10)    

However, a committee of either House may, at any time after the revised draft

 

order is laid under subsection (8) and before it is approved by that House under

 

subsection (9), recommend under this subsection that no further proceedings be

 

taken in relation to the revised draft order.

 

(11)    

Where a recommendation is made by a committee of either House under

 

subsection (10) in relation to a revised draft order, no proceedings may be taken

 

in relation to the revised draft order in that House under subsection (9) unless the

 

recommendation is, in the same Session, rejected by resolution of that House.

 

(12)    

Where a person making representations under subsection (3)(a) has requested the

 

Secretary of State not to disclose them, the Secretary of State must not disclose

 

them under subsections (4)(b) or (8)(b)(i) if or to the extent that to do so would

 

(disregarding any connection with proceedings in Parliament) constitute a breach

 

of confidence actionable by any person.

 

(13)    

If information in representations made by a person in response to consultation

 

under subsection (3)(a) relates to another person, the Secretary of State need not

 

disclose the information under subsection (4)(b) or (8)(b)(i) if or to the extent

 

that—


 
 

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(a)    

it appears to the Secretary of State that the disclosure of that information

 

could adversely affect the interests of that other person; and

 

(b)    

the Secretary of State has been unable to obtain the consent of that other

 

person to the disclosure.

 

(14)    

Subsections (12) and (13) do not affect any disclosure that is requested by, and

 

made to, a committee of either House of Parliament charged with reporting on the

 

draft order.

 

(15)    

For the purposes of subsections (5) and (9) an order is made in the terms of a draft

 

order if it contains no material changes to the provisions of the draft order.

 

(16)    

In this section the “60-day period” means the period of 60 days beginning with

 

the day on which the draft order was laid before Parliament under subsection

 

(2).’.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

14

 

Clause  97,  page  79,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

A local charging scheme shall not be made unless a referendum of all electors

 

within the boundary of the relevant integrated transport area has been held and a

 

majority of electors are in favour of the establishment of a local charging

 

scheme.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

15

 

Clause  97,  page  79,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Where all of the constituent councils of an integrated transport area agree a

 

resolution opposing the making of a local charging scheme the scheme shall not

 

be made.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

16

 

Clause  97,  page  79,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Where a majority of the constituent councils of an integrated transport area agree

 

a resolution opposing the making of a local charging scheme the scheme shall not

 

be made.’.

 


 

Graham Stringer

 

87

 

Clause  104,  page  81,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In subsection (1), for “may” substitute “shall”.

 

(1B)    

In subsection (2)(a) for “may” substitute “shall”.

 

(1C)    

In subsection (2)(b) for “may” substitute “shall”.’.

 



 
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