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Consideration of Bill: 27th October 2008                

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“(2)    

Not later than one year after the date on which this Act is passed the

 

Secretary of State shall have a duty to introduce a trunk road charging

 

scheme for foreign-registered Goods Vehicles.

 

(2A)    

The charges of such a scheme will be calculated—

 

(a)    

according to vehicle emissions,

 

(b)    

on a pay per mile basis.

 

(2B)    

Any revenue resulting from the scheme will be payable to the Secretary

 

of State for the purposes of improving public transport.”’.

 


 

Approval of proposed scheme

 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In the TA 2000, for section 126 (approval of proposed scheme) substitute—

 

“125A

 Consideration of proposed scheme

 

(1)    

If, having complied with section 125, the authority or authorities wish to

 

proceed with the proposed scheme, they must apply to the appropriate

 

consulting authority for its consideration.

 

(2)    

In this Part “the appropriate consulting authority” means—

 

(a)    

where the area to which the scheme relates is in England, an

 

approvals board for England; and

 

(b)    

where the area to which the scheme relates is in Wales, the Welsh

 

Ministers.

 

(3)    

The application must include—

 

(a)    

the authority’s or the authorities’ reasons for wishing to make the

 

scheme; and

 

(b)    

such other information as the appropriate consulting authority

 

may reasonably require.

 

(4)    

The appropriate consulting authority shall give its opinion on the

 

proposed scheme within 28 days of the latter of—

 

(a)    

the application for its opinion; and

 

(b)    

the receipt of any further information requested under subsection

 

(3)(b).

 

(5)    

The appropriate consulting authority may recommend modifications to

 

the proposed scheme.

 

(6)    

Following receipt of the appropriate consulting authority’s opinion, the

 

authority or authorities must take that opinion into account and may then

 

proceed to—

 

(a)    

make the proposed scheme;

 

(b)    

discontinue the proposed scheme; or

 

(c)    

make the proposed scheme with modifications.


 
 

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(7)    

If the authority or authorities propose to make the scheme with

 

modifications, they must first consult such of the persons they consulted

 

under section 125(3) as would in their opinion be affected by those

 

modifications.”’.

 


 

Approval of proposed scheme (No. 2)

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Ian Stewart

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Mr Paul Truswell

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Section 126 of the TA 2000 (approval of proposed scheme) is omitted.

 

(2)    

After section 125 of the TA 2000 (notice and consultation requirements) insert—

 

“126  

Consideration of proposed scheme

 

(1)    

In this Part “the appropriate consultation authority” means—

 

(a)    

where the area to which the scheme relates is in England, a

 

consultation board for England; and

 

(b)    

where the area to which the scheme relates is in Wales, the Welsh

 

Ministers.

 

(2)    

Where the area to which the scheme relates is in England—

 

(a)    

upon receipt of a notice under section 125(1)(a), the senior traffic

 

commissioner shall within 7 days of receipt of the notice appoint

 

a consultation board to give its response on the proposed scheme;

 

and

 

(b)    

once appointed under paragraph (a), the consultation board shall

 

begin its consideration.

 

(3)    

Where the area to which the scheme relates is in Wales, the Welsh

 

Ministers shall begin their consideration upon receipt of a notice under

 

section 125(1)(a).

 

(4)    

The appropriate consultation authority shall consider whether the

 

proposed scheme as a whole satisfies the criteria set out in section 124(1).

 

(5)    

In carrying out its consideration, the appropriate consultation authority

 

shall consider—

 

(a)    

the consultation document produced by the authority or

 

authorities in accordance with section 125,

 

(b)    

any information received by the appropriate consultation from

 

the persons listed at section 125(3),

 

(c)    

any other information that the appropriate consultation authority

 

may reasonably request from the authority or authorities

 

proposing the scheme, and


 
 

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Local Transport Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(d)    

any other information that the appropriate consulting authority

 

obtains from any other source which the consulting authority

 

deems to be relevant.

 

(6)    

If the appropriate consultation authority believes that any of the criteria

 

set out in section 124(1) are not satisfied, it shall give reasons for that

 

belief in its response and may suggest ways in which the scheme could

 

be modified so as to ensure that the criteria are satisfied.

 

(7)    

In giving its response, the appropriate consultation authority may

 

recommend modifications to the proposed scheme.

 

(8)    

Following receipt of the appropriate consultation authority’s response,

 

the authority or authorities proposing the scheme shall forward the

 

response to the persons listed at section 125(3).

 

(9)    

The authority or authorities proposing the scheme must take that

 

response into account and may then proceed to—

 

(a)    

make the proposed scheme;

 

(b)    

discontinue the proposed scheme; or

 

(c)    

make the proposed scheme with modifications.

 

(10)    

If the authority proposes or the authorities propose to make the scheme

 

with modifications, it or they must first consult such of the persons it or

 

they consulted under section 125(3) as would in its or their opinion be

 

affected by those modifications.”’.

 


 

Review of validity of schemes

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Ian Stewart

 

Ms Angela C. Smith

 

Mr Paul Truswell

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

After section 126B of the TA 2000 insert—

 

“126C

 Review of validity of schemes: areas in England

 

(1)    

This section applies where the area to which the proposed scheme relates

 

is in England.

 

(2)    

If any person who was consulted by the authority or authorities in

 

accordance with section 125(3) or the consultation board desires to

 

question the validity of a quality contracts scheme, or of any provision

 

contained in it, on the ground—

 

(a)    

that it is not within the powers of this Act; or

 

(b)    

that any of the relevant requirements have not been complied

 

with in relation to that scheme,


 
 

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that person or the board may, within the period of 42 days beginning with

 

the day on which the notice is required by section 127(8) is published,

 

make an application for the purpose to the Transport Tribunal.

 

(3)    

On any such application, the Transport Tribunal—

 

(a)    

may suspend the operation of the quality contracts scheme, or of

 

any provision contained in it, either generally or in part, until the

 

final determination of the proceedings, and

 

(b)    

if satisfied that the quality contracts scheme or any provision

 

contained in it is not within the powers of this Act, or that the

 

interests of the applicants have been substantially prejudiced by

 

a failure to comply with any requirement imposed by or under

 

this Act, may quash the scheme or any provision contained in it,

 

either generally or in part.

 

(4)    

Subject to subsections (2) and (3) and without prejudice to any right of

 

appeal from the Transport Tribunal, a quality contracts scheme shall not,

 

either before or after it has been made, be questioned in any legal

 

proceedings whatever.

 

(5)    

Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 to the TA

 

1985, the jurisdiction of the Transport Tribunal in relation to this section

 

shall be limited to the consideration of the matters set out in subsection

 

(2).’.

 


 

Tolls and road charges

 

Graham Stringer

 

Mr Greg Knight

 

NC20

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

No authority shall impose a toll or other road charge in respect of any road not

 

previously subject to charges unless that authority has first conducted a

 

referendum on its proposals.

 

(2)    

The Electoral Commission shall determine—

 

(a)    

those entitled to vote in such a referendum,

 

(b)    

the wording of any question to be proposed in such a referendum.’.

 


 

Secretary Geoff Hoon

 

104

 

Page  2,  line  6  [Clause  1],  after ‘any’, insert ‘provision of this Act or any other’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

306

 

Page  2,  line  15  [Clause  2],  leave out ‘and Wales’.


 
 

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Local Transport Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

307

 

Page  2,  line  16  [Clause  2],  leave out ‘and’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

308

 

Page  2,  line  18  [Clause  2],  at end insert ‘; and

 

(c)    

a single commissioner for the Welsh Traffic Area (the “Welsh traffic

 

commissioner”), whose offices shall be in the Welsh Traffic Area.’.

 

Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

16

 

Page  2,  line  19  [Clause  2],  after ‘State’, insert ‘for a term of seven years, subject to

 

reappointment,’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

309

 

Page  2,  line  24  [Clause  2],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

310

 

Page  2,  line  26  [Clause  2],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

311

 

Page  2,  line  35  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘(3C)    

The Welsh traffic commissioner—

 

(a)    

is to exercise the functions of a traffic commissioner in relation to the

 

Welsh Traffic Area;

 

(b)    

may exercise the functions of a traffic commissioner in England; and

 

(c)    

may exercise in relation to the Scottish Traffic Area any functions of a

 

traffic commissioner that relate to reserved matters within the meaning of

 

the Scotland Act 1998.’.

 


 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

312

 

Page  3,  line  4  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘“the Welsh traffic commissioner” is to be read in accordance with section

 

4(1)(c) (the traffic commissioner for the Welsh Traffic Area)’.


 
 

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Norman Baker

 

Mr John Leech

 

17

 

Page  3,  line  16  [Clause  3],  leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

‘(a)    

shall be appointed for a term of seven years; but’.

 

Stephen Hammond

 

Mrs Theresa Villiers

 

Jeremy Wright

 

1

 

Page  3,  line  16  [Clause  3],  leave out from ‘for’ to ‘but’ in line 17 and insert ‘a term

 

of five years’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

270

 

Page  3,  line  38  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

271

 

Page  3,  line  42  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

subsections (7A) to (7C) confer powers on the senior traffic

 

commissioner in relation to the Welsh traffic commissioner and any

 

deputy traffic commissioners for the Welsh traffic area.’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

272

 

Page  3,  line  44  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 


 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

273

 

Page  4,  line  1  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

274

 

Page  4,  line  3  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

275

 

Page  4,  line  7  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

276

 

Page  4,  line  9  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.


 
 

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Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

277

 

Page  4,  line  14  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

278

 

Page  4,  line  15  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘and Wales’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

279

 

Page  4,  line  29  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

The senior traffic commissioner may require the Welsh Traffic Commissioner to

 

carry out such of the functions of a traffic commissioner for England as the senior

 

traffic commissioner may determine—

 

(a)    

in relation to such matters in England, or

 

(b)    

as respects Scotland, in relation to such reserved matters,

 

    

as the senior traffic commissioner may determine.

 

(7B)    

The senior traffic commissioner may require the Welsh Traffic Commissioner to

 

carry out such of those functions as the senior traffic commissioner may

 

determine at such places—

 

(a)    

in England, or

 

(b)    

in the case of functions which relate to reserved matters and are

 

exercisable in relation to Scotland, in Scotland, as the senior traffic

 

commissioner may determine.

 

(7C)    

Subsections (7A) and (7B) above also apply to a deputy traffic commissioner for

 

the Welsh Traffic Area as they apply in relation to the Welsh Traffic

 

Commissioner, construing the references to functions accordingly.’.

 

Adam Price

 

Hywel Williams

 

280

 

Page  4,  line  34  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘“deputy traffic commissioner for the Welsh Traffic Area” means any

 

person appointed under paragraph 3 or 4 of Schedule 2 to this Act to act

 

as deputy in the case of the Welsh Traffic Commissioner.’.

 


 

Secretary Geoff Hoon

 

105

 

Page  5,  line  31  [Clause  3],  at end insert ‘, if the senior traffic commissioner

 

considers it appropriate’.

 

Secretary Geoff Hoon

 

106

 

Page  5,  line  32  [Clause  3],  at end insert ‘, if the senior traffic commissioner

 

considers it appropriate’.


 
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