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Notices of Amendments: 17th April 2008                  

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134D  

Quality contracts: pensions

 

(1)    

The appropriate person shall exercise his power to give directions under section

 

134C(1) so as to secure that where a local transport authority concludes a quality

 

contract with the new operator, it does so on terms—

 

(a)    

that provide for any employee working on services governed by a quality

 

contract to be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme;

 

(b)    

that, for those employees who are not members of the Local Government

 

Pension Scheme, otherwise require the new operator to secure pension

 

protection for each transferring employee;

 

(c)    

that, so far as relating to the securing of pension protection for a

 

transferring employee, are enforceable by the employee.

 

(2)    

For the purpose of subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

“transferring employee” means an employee whose contract of

 

employment becomes, by virtue of section 134B(1), a contract of

 

employment with the new operator.

 

(b)    

“pension protection” is secured for a transferring employee if after that

 

change in his employer he has, as an employee of his new employer,

 

rights to acquire pension benefits and those rights—

 

(i)    

are the same as, or

 

(ii)    

under the directions count as being broadly comparable to or

 

better than,

 

    

those that he had as an employee of the old operator.

 

(3)    

The appropriate person shall exercise his power to give directions under section

 

134C(1) so as to secure that where—

 

(a)    

a quality contract between a local transport authority and an operator

 

(“the incumbent operator”) governs the provision of services by an

 

operator;

 

(b)    

the local transport authority concludes a subsequent quality contract

 

under a quality contract scheme with an operator (“the subsequent

 

operator”) other than the incumbent operator; and

 

(c)    

the application of the TUPE Regulations results in one or more

 

employees (“transferring employees”) of the incumbent operator

 

becoming employed by the subsequent operator in relation to its

 

operation of the subsequent quality contract;

 

    

the local transport authority concludes the quality contract with the subsequent

 

operator on terms satisfying the requirements of subsection (4).

 

(4)    

Those requirements are that the terms—

 

(a)    

provide for any employee working on services governed by a quality

 

contract to be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme;

 

(b)    

require the subsequent operator to secure pension protection for each

 

transferring employee;

 

(c)    

that, so far as relating to the securing of pension protection for a

 

transferring employee, are enforceable by the employee.

 

(5)    

For the purposes of subsection (4) “pension protection” is secured for a

 

transferring employee if after that change in his employer he has, as an employee

 

of his new employer, rights to acquire pension benefits and those rights—

 

(a)    

are the same as, or

 

(b)    

under the directions count as being broadly comparable to or better than,

 

those that he had as an employee of the old operator.


 
 

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134E  

Quality contracts: consultation

 

(1)    

The appropriate person shall exercise his power to give directions under section

 

134C(1) so as to secure that where a local transport authority is seeking to

 

introduce a quality contract scheme or to introduce a quality contract with a new

 

operator, it will, at the earliest opportunity, consult with recognised trade unions

 

as to the tender preparation and evaluation process.

 

(2)    

The appropriate person shall, in further exercise of his power to give directions

 

under section 134C(1), provide guidance to local transport authorities

 

contemplating the award of a quality contract with a new operator as to the

 

matters that shall be taken into consideration, which shall include any earlier

 

failure to comply with the safeguards provided for employees under these

 

provisions.”’.

 

Ms Rosie Winterton

 

81

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The provision that may be made by virtue of subsection (3)(g) includes provision

 

for and in connection with—

 

(a)    

the appointment of a person (“an adjudicator”) to make such a

 

determination as is mentioned in that paragraph;

 

(b)    

the appointment of a person (“an assessor”) to assist an adjudicator in

 

considering any question which appears to arise in relation to such a

 

determination;

 

(c)    

the payment—

 

(i)    

by the Secretary of State to an adjudicator, or

 

(ii)    

by the Secretary of State or an adjudicator to an assessor,

 

    

of such remuneration as may be determined by or in accordance with the

 

regulations.’.

 

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.’.

 

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.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

85

 

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


 
 

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‘(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,  after ‘territory’, 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.’.

 

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”.’.

 

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

 

89

 

Clause  13,  page  14,  leave out lines 23 to 25.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

90

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  line  2,  leave out from ‘revised’ to end of line 3.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

91

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  leave out lines 8 to 12.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

92

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  line  11,  after ‘determination’, insert ‘by the authority or

 

authorities’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

93

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  line  12,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(f)    

to the extent that such a determination is to be made by a person other

 

than the authority or authorities, for the notification of the authority or

 

authorities that an objector has purported to make an admissible

 

objection and for the authority or authorities to make representations

 

regarding that objection to the person making the determination,’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

94

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  line  9,  at end insert ‘on the basis that an “admissible objection”

 

will be restricted to matters dealing with the undermining of the commercial viability of

 

existing local services being operated in any part of the area to which the scheme would

 

relate,’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

95

 

Clause  18,  page  17,  line  10,  at end insert ‘, provided that such provision specifies

 

that the meaning of “relevant operator” shall not include any person who does not operate

 

local services within any part of the area to which the scheme would relate,’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

96

 

Clause  19,  page  17,  line  40,  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

97

 

Clause  19,  page  17,  line  41,  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

98

 

Clause  19,  page  17,  line  43,  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

99

 

Clause  19,  page  17,  line  44,  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

100

 

Clause  19,  page  17,  line  46,  leave out ‘proposed’.


 
 

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Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

101

 

Clause  19,  page  18,  line  1,  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

102

 

Clause  19,  page  18,  line  4,  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

103

 

Clause  19,  page  18,  line  6,  leave out ‘proposed’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

104

 

Clause  19,  page  18,  line  9,  leave out subsection (3) and insert—

 

‘(3)    

In subsection (2) omit paragraph (b).’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

105

 

Clause  20,  page  18,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

For “proposed scheme”, wherever occurring, substitute “scheme”’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

106

 

Clause  20,  page  18,  leave out lines 25 to 27 and insert—

 

‘(2)    

For subsection (1) substitute—

 

“(1)    

Prior to making a quality contracts scheme the authority or authorities

 

must—”’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

107

 

Clause  21,  page  19,  line  29,  leave out ‘amended as follows’ and insert ‘omitted’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

108

 

Page  20,  line  1,  leave out Clause 22.


 
 

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Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

109

 

Page  21,  line  1,  leave out Clause 23.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

110

 

Page  22,  line  11,  leave out Clause 24.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

111

 

Page  23,  line  24,  leave out Clause 25.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

112

 

Clause  26,  page  24,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

For “Making of a scheme” substitute “Requirements of a quality contracts

 

scheme”.

 

(1B)    

Subsection (1) is omitted.

 

(1C)    

In subsection (2) for “The scheme” substitute “A quality contracts scheme”’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

113

 

Clause  26,  page  25,  line  1,  leave out subsections (2) to (4).

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

114

 

Clause  26,  page  26,  line  2,  substitute ‘periods mentioned in subsection (1), (1A) or’

 

for ‘the period mentioned in subsection’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

115

 

Clause  30,  page  27,  leave out lines 36 to 38.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

116

 

Clause  26,  page  25,  line  30,  leave out from ‘operation’ to end of line 31 and

 

substitute ‘which must not be more than ten years’ for ‘which may be for a fixed period

 

or until such time as the authority or authorities that made the scheme determine that it


 
 

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should not remain in operation.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

117

 

Clause  26,  page  25,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘(2B)    

If the scheme is specified to be for an indefinite period pursuant to subsection

 

(2)(c), then the authority or authorities shall, every time that the authority or,

 

where there is more than one authority, each authority, reviews its local transport

 

plan pursuant to section 109(1) (further provision about plans: England) or

 

section 109B(1) (further provision about plans: Wales), review the effectiveness

 

and appropriateness of the scheme and the extent to which the scheme continues

 

to satisfy the criteria in section 124 (quality contracts schemes).’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

118

 

Clause  30,  page  27,  line  34,  leave out ‘which must not be more than a further 10

 

years’ and insert ‘which may be for a fixed period or until such time as the authority or

 

authorities that made the scheme determine that it should not remain in operation.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

119

 

Clause  30,  page  28,  line  2,  leave out ‘a proposal to make one’ and insert ‘the

 

making of a scheme’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

120

 

Clause  30,  page  28,  line  20,  leave out from ‘until’ to end of line 21 and insert ‘the

 

authority or authorities decide whether or not to continue the scheme.’.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

121

 

Clause  30,  page  28,  leave out lines 22 to 41.

 

Graham Stringer

 

Ian Stewart

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

122

 

Page  28,  line  42,  leave out Clause 31.


 
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