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Local Transport Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Transport, are

published separately as HL Bill 1—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Bassam of Brighton has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of

the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Local Transport Bill [HL] are compatible with the

Convention rights.

 

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Contents

Part 1

The traffic commissioners

1   

Traffic areas

2   

Traffic commissioners

3   

The senior traffic commissioner

4   

Amendments of Schedule 2 to the PPVA 1981

5   

Transitional provision for existing traffic commissioners etc

6   

Consequential amendments

Part 2

Transport policies

7   

Local transport policies

8   

Nature of duty to develop transport policies

9   

Local transport plans

10   

Bus strategies no longer required

11   

Development of policies by ITA no longer joint duty with district councils

Part 3

Bus services

Quality partnership schemes

12   

Quality partnership schemes

13   

Notice and consultation requirements

14   

Making a scheme: different dates for different facilities or standards etc

15   

Postponement of provision of particular facilities or standards of service

16   

Effect of scheme: different dates for different facilities or standards etc

17   

Regulations about schemes which specify frequencies, timings or fares

Quality contracts schemes

18   

Quality contracts schemes

19   

Notice and consultation requirements

 

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20   

Approval of proposed scheme

21   

Approvals boards for England

22   

Practice and procedure of approvals boards for England

23   

Inquiries by approvals boards for England

24   

Appeals relating to applications for approval: areas in England

25   

Making of scheme

26   

Postponement of scheme in part

27   

Effect of scheme: different operational dates and excepted services

28   

Extension of maximum period of quality contracts

29   

Continuation of scheme for further period

30   

Approval of continuation of scheme

31   

Appeals relating to exempt proposals for continuation of scheme

32   

Appeals relating to continuation of scheme

33   

Variation or revocation of scheme

34   

Appeals relating to exempt variations of scheme

35   

Regulations about schemes

36   

Power to make transitional provision about schemes

37   

Guidance about quality contracts schemes

38   

Quality contracts: application of TUPE

39   

Power to make traffic regulation orders

Extension of the competition test

40   

Competition scrutiny of functions and agreements relating to buses

Part 4

General provisions relating to passenger transport

Detention of certain PSVs

41   

Detention of certain PSVs used without PSV operators’ licences

Registration of local services

42   

Determination of applications for registration where restrictions in force

43   

Applications for registration where quality contracts scheme in force

44   

Traffic regulation conditions for anticipated traffic problems

45   

Transport Tribunal to decide appeals against traffic regulation conditions

Use of taxis and hire cars to provide local services

46   

Use of private hire vehicles to provide local services

47   

Application of certain provisions about taxis and hire cars to London

Vehicles used under permits

48   

Permits in relation to use of vehicles by educational and other bodies

49   

Further provision with respect to such permits

50   

Relaxation of rules relating to community bus services

51   

Power to limit permits under section 19 or 22 of TA 1985 to 5 years

52   

Traffic commissioners to keep records about such permits

 
 

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Services not operated as registered etc

53   

Attachment of conditions to related licences

54   

Powers of traffic commissioners where services not operated as registered

55   

Additional sanctions for failures by bus operators

56   

Operational data

Powers of Passenger Transport Executives

57   

Revival of certain powers of PTEs

Subsidised services

58   

Subsidy to secure passenger transport services in integrated transport areas

59   

Subsidy to secure passenger transport services in other areas

60   

Subsidy to secure passenger transport services in Wales

61   

Extension of maximum length of subsidised services agreements

Public transport companies etc

62   

Removal of certain disabilities and requirements for consent

Transport users’ advisory committees etc

63   

The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee: remuneration

64   

The Public Transport Users’ Committee for England

65   

Power to confer non-rail functions on the Rail Passengers’ Council

Part 5

Integrated Transport Authorities etc

Chapter 1

Introductory

66   

Change of name of passenger transport areas and PTAs

Chapter 2

Arrangements relating to Integrated Transport Authorities

Establishment of new ITA by order

67   

Power to establish a new ITA

68   

Authorities’ review: new ITA

69   

Secretary of State’s power to direct a review: new ITA

Other powers to make orders about arrangements relating to an ITA

70   

Authorities’ review of arrangements

71   

Secretary of State’s power to direct a review of arrangements

72   

Constitutional arrangements

73   

Delegation of functions of the Secretary of State

74   

Delegation of local authority functions

 
 

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Conferral of a power to direct

76   

Contravention of an order under section 75

77   

Changing the boundaries of an integrated transport area

78   

Dissolution of an integrated transport area

Further provision about orders

79   

Orders under sections 72 to 78

80   

Incidental etc provision

81   

Procedure for orders under this Chapter

Directions and guidance

82   

Further provision about directions

83   

Guidance

Power to change name

84   

Change of name of ITA

Amendment of power to reorganise functions

85   

Amendment of power to reorganise functions

Chapter 3

Power to promote well-being

86   

Power to promote well-being

87   

Limits on power to promote well-being

88   

Power to amend or repeal enactments

89   

Procedure for orders under section 88

Part 6

Local and London charging schemes

Involvement of Integrated Transport Authorities

90   

Power of ITAs to make charging schemes

91   

Local charging schemes to implement policies of ITAs

92   

Joint local charging schemes to implement policies of ITAs

93   

Joint local-ITA charging schemes

94   

Joint local-London charging schemes to implement policies of ITAs

95   

Joint ITA-London charging schemes

96   

Consequential amendments

Miscellaneous amendments

97   

Abolition of requirement for confirmation of English schemes

98   

Abolition of power to require consultation or inquiries for English schemes

99   

Charges

100   

Supplementary provision as to charging schemes

101   

Suspension of charging schemes

 
 

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102   

Interference with functioning of equipment

103   

Use of equipment for charging schemes

104   

Power of national authority to require information from charging authorities

105   

Information: England and Wales

106   

Information: Scotland

107   

London charging schemes: 10 year plan for share

108   

Other amendments relating to schemes

Part 7

Miscellaneous provisions

Trunk road charging schemes in Wales

109   

Powers of the National Assembly for Wales

110   

Information

Detention of certain goods vehicles

111   

Vehicles used without operator’s licence: power to return detained vehicles

Foreign-registered vehicles

112   

Disclosure of information relating to foreign-registered vehicles

113   

Use of information relating to foreign-registered vehicles

Part 8

Supplementary provisions

114   

Repeals

115   

Interpretation

116   

Extent

117   

Commencement

118   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

References to local transport plans

Schedule 2   —   

Competition test: amendments of Schedule 10 to the Transport

Act 2000

Schedule 3   —   

Detention of certain PSVs used without PSV operators’

licences

Schedule 4   —   

Change of name of PTAs: consequential amendments

Part 1   —   

Amendments of Part 2 of the Transport Act 1968

Part 2   —   

Other amendments

Schedule 5   —   

ITAs and charging schemes: minor and consequential

amendments

Schedule 6   —   

Amendments of financial provisions relating to schemes

Part 1   —   

Amendments of Schedule 12 to the Transport Act 2000

Part 2   —   

Amendments of Schedule 23 to the Greater London Authority

Act 1999

Schedule 7   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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