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Public Bill Committee: 29th April 2008                  

194

 

Local Transport Bill [Lords] continued

 
 

Power to require bus operators to make available information for inspection

 

Graham Stringer

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The appropriate national authority may make regulations requiring bus operators

 

places in such manner as may be prescribed, to make information falling within

 

subsection (2) available for inspection by the appropriate traffic commissioner.

 

(2)    

The information referred to in subsection (1) is such information as is available

 

on the actual historical real time movements of buses operated by them for such

 

periods of time as the regulations may stipulate.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section may provide that a traffic commissioner may

 

impose a financial penalty on any bus operator who, without reasonable excuse,

 

fails to comply with a requirement imposed on them by regulations under this

 

section.

 

(4)    

Regulations made by virtue of subsection (3) may—

 

(a)    

specify the maximum penalty that may be imposed by virtue of that

 

subsection;

 

(b)    

require a traffic commissioner who has imposed a penalty by virtue of

 

that subsection to give notice in writing to such persons as may be

 

prescribed.

 

(5)    

A penalty imposed by virtue of subsection (3) is—

 

(a)    

payable to the appropriate national authority that made the regulations,

 

and

 

(b)    

recoverable as a civil debt.

 

(6)    

An operator on whom a penalty is imposed by virtue of subsection (3) may appeal

 

to the Transport Tribunal against the imposition of the penalty.

 

(7)    

The power to make regulations under this section is exercisable by statutory

 

instrument.

 

(8)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made under this section by the

 

Secretary of State is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either

 

House of Parliament.

 

(9)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations made under this section by the

 

Welsh Ministers is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the

 

National Assembly of Wales.

 

(10)    

In this section—

 

“the appropriate national authority” means—

 

(a)    

in relation to public passenger transport services operating

 

wholly or partly in England, the Secretary of State;

 

(b)    

in relation to public passenger transport services operating

 

wholly or partly in Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

 

“prescribed” means prescribed in regulations;

 

“public passenger transport services” has the meaning given by section

 

63(10)(a) of the TA 1985;

 

“public service vehicle” and “traffic commissioner” have the same meaning

 

as in the PPVA 1981.’.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29th April 2008                  

195

 

Local Transport Bill [Lords] continued

 
 

Bus operators grant (conditions of issue)

 

Graham Stringer

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Bus Service Operators Grant (England) Regulations 2002 are amended as

 

follows.

 

(2)    

For sub-paragraph 3(2) there is substituted—

 

    

“The conditions referred to in paragraph (1)(a) are that—

 

(a)    

the grant ensures a particular bus route stays open; or

 

(b)    

the grant facilitates lower emissions of carbon from buses.”’.

 


 

Severn Bridge Tolls (non-cash payment)

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Severn Bridge Regulations 1993 (SI 1595) are amended as follows.

 

(2)    

In sub-paragraph 5(1), after “cash” insert “, or by debit or credit card” and after

 

“coins” insert “, debit or credit card”.’.

 

 

Order of the House [26th MARCH 2008]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Local Transport Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 8th May 2008.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 29th April 2008                  

196

 

Local Transport Bill [Lords] continued

 
 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [22nd April 2008]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday

 

22nd April) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd April;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 24th April;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th April;

 

(d)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6th May;

 

(e)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 8th May;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 7;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 8 to 41; Schedule 2; Clause 42; Schedule 3; Clauses 43

 

to 72; Schedule 4; Clauses 73 to 102; Schedule 5; Clauses 103 to 114;

 

Schedule 6; Clauses 115 to 121; Schedule 7; Clauses 122 to 125; new

 

Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 8th May.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices have been withdrawn:

 

Stephen Hammond

 

205

 

Clause  26,  page  25,  line  30,  leave out ‘after 10 years insert’ and insert ‘substitute

 

“ten years” for “five years” ’.

 

Stephen Hammond

 

213

 

Clause  30,  page  27,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

‘(iii)    

any potential liability arising from future litigation,’.

 


 
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