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Local Transport Bill [HL]


REVISED
MARSHALLED
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


      The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Instruction of 26th November 2007, as follows—

Clauses 1 to 7
Schedule 1
Clauses 8 to 40
Schedule 2
Clause 41
Schedule 3
Clauses 42 to 66
Schedule 4
Clauses 67 to 96
Schedule 5
Clauses 97 to 108
Schedule 6
Clauses 109 to 114
Schedule 7
Clauses 115 to 118

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Amendment
No.

 

Clause 2

 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

1Page 2, line 12, after "appropriate" insert "following consultation with the senior traffic commissioner and representatives from local transport authorities"
 

Clause 3

 

LORD BERKELEY

1A*Page 3, line 9, at end insert—
    "(c)  the senior traffic commissioner shall have regard to recommendations made by the Public Transport Users' Committee for England in setting appropriate national minimum standards for bus services."
 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

2Page 3, line 45, at end insert "following consultation with any local transport authority which any such deployment may affect"
3Page 5, leave out line 26 and insert—
    "(d)  any local transport authorities affected by such guidance or direction,"
 

LORD ROSSER

4Page 5, line 27, after "representative" insert "of local transport authorities,"
 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

5Page 5, leave out lines 35 to 39
 

LORD BERKELEY

5A*Page 5, line 37, at end insert—
    "(7)  The Secretary of State shall give guidance to the traffic commissioners on appropriate minimum and maximum speeds and journey times for buses in urban and rural areas and the traffic commissioners shall have regard to this guidance when registering timetabled services."
 

Clause 4

 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

5B*Page 6, line 20, after "which" insert "both the senior traffic commissioners and"
5C*Page 6, line 21, leave out "considers" and insert "consider"
6[Withdrawn]
 

Clause 8

 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

7Page 10, leave out lines 22 to 24
 

LORD BERKELEY

7A*Page 10, line 24, at end insert—
    "(c)  to have regard to relevant plans and strategies published by any relevant rail infrastructure manager."
 

Clause 9

 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

8*Page 11, line 4, at end insert "having regard to changing transport need within their area.
(2ZA)  The plan must have an initial specified length of operation."
9Page 11, line 16, at end insert—
    "(c)  plans and strategies published by any relevant rail infrastructure manager,
    (d)  representatives of local transport users, including children and young people,"
 

LORD BERKELEY

9A*Page 11, line 16, at end insert—
    "(c)  plans and strategies published by any relevant rail infrastructure manager."
 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

10Page 11, line 32, at end insert—
    "(d)  plans and strategies published by any relevant rail infrastructure manager,
    (e)  representatives of local transport users, including children and young people,"
     

    LORD BERKELEY

    10A*Page 11, line 32, at end insert—
      "(d)  plans and strategies published by any relevant rail infrastructure manager."
     

    LORD HANNINGFIELD
    EARL ATLEE

    11*Page 11, line 34, at end insert—
      "(2C)  In preparing their local transport plan, the authority may create a bus partnership scheme.
      (2D)  Under a bus partnership scheme guidelines shall be agreed and consensus sought on bus routes, frequencies, fares and other matters for the period of the local transport plan.
      (2E)  In constructing a bus partnership scheme, the authority shall consult all operators of registered services in the specified area.
      (2F)  In exercising their statutory functions under the Town and Country Planning Acts, the local planning authority shall have regard to the bus partnership scheme and guidance contained therein."."
     

    LORD BERKELEY

    11A*Page 11, line 34, at end insert—
      "(2C)  In preparing their local transport plan, the authority may create a bus partnership scheme.
      (2D)  A bus partnership scheme shall agree guidelines for bus routes, frequencies, fares and other matters that shall be agreed, for the period of the local transport plan.
      (2E)  In constructing this partnership, the authority shall consult all operators of registered services in the specified area.
      (2F)  In exercising their statutory functions under the Town and Country Planning Acts, the local planning authority shall have regard to the bus partnership scheme and guidance contained therein."."
     

    BARONESS SCOTT OF NEEDHAM MARKET

     Baroness Scott of Needham Market gives notice of her intention to oppose the Question that Clause 9 stand part of the Bill.
     

    Before Clause 12

     

    LORD BERKELEY

    11B*Insert the following new Clause—
      "Tendered Network Zones
      After section 113 on the TA 2000 insert—
        "Tendered Network Zones
      (1)  Where the majority of route miles are subject to tender by the local transport authority, the authority may designate the area covered by these routes a "Tendered Network Zone".
      (2)  In designating an area as a "Tendered Network Zone" the authority shall propose a network of bus services encompassing commercial, tendered and deminimis local bus services.
      (3)  If an authority or authorities propose to designate a "Tendered Network Zone" they must give notice of the proposed network scheme in at least one newspaper circulating in the area to which it relates.
      (4)  The notice must either contain full details of any registration restrictions and registration criteria, or state where such details may be inspected.
      (5)  After giving notice of the proposed network scheme, the authority or authorities must consult—
      (a)  all operators of local services who would, in the opinion of the authority or authorities, be affected by it,
      (b)  such organisations appearing to the authority or authorities to be representative of users of local services as they think fit,
      (c)  any other relevant local authority any part of whose area would, in the opinion of the authority or authorities, be affected by it,
      (d)  the traffic commissioner for each traffic area covering the whole or part of the area to which it relates,
      (e)  the chief officer of police for each police area covering the whole or part of that area, and such other persons as the authority or authorities think fit.
      (6)  For the purposes of subsection (5) the following are relevant local authorities—
      (a)  local transport authorities
      (b)  metropolitan district councils
      (c)  London transport authorities, and
      (d)  councils in Scotland
      (7)  In designating the "Tendered Network Zone" the authority shall define the registration restrictions and registration criteria for local bus services in that area.
      (8)  If the authority or authorities consider that it is necessary or expedient for any restrictions to be imposed on the registration of—
      (a)  any local services, or
      (b)  any local services of a particular description,
       they may impose those restrictions ("registration restrictions") by specifying or describing them in the scheme.
      (9)  Any restrictions so imposed must be for the purpose of preventing or restricting—
      (a)  the provision of local services
      (b)  the variation of withdrawal of local services,
       in cases where the authority or authorities consider that any such provision, or (as the case may be) variation or withdrawal, of services might be detrimental to the provision of services under the scheme.
      (10)  Where a scheme includes any registration restrictions by virtue of subsection (8), it must also specify the criteria ("registration criteria") by reference to which the traffic commissioners are to decide whether or not to accept an application for registration.
      (11)  In subsections (8) to (10), "registration", in relation to any service—
      (a)  means registration of prescribed particulars of the service under section 6 of the Transport Act 1985 (registration of local services), and
      (b)  includes a reference to the variation or cancellation of any such registration.
      (12)  The standard of services which may be specified in a scheme includes requirements as to frequency or timing of the services.""
     

    Clause 12

     

    LORD HANNINGFIELD
    EARL ATLEE

    12Page 13, line 22, at end insert—
      "(   )  Restrictions can include the specification of a minimum period of operation for new services."
     

    LORD ROSSER

    13Page 14, line 1, at end insert "and
      (c)  requirements as to annual skills targets for passenger carrying vehicle staff agreed between the authority or authorities and operators,"
     

    LORD HANNINGFIELD
    EARL ATLEE

    14Page 14, line 1, at end insert "and
      (c)  requirements extending the notification period for changes to bus services to a maximum of ninety days,"
     

    LORD ROSSER

    15Page 14, line 7, after "descriptions," insert "or for tickets or travel permits of a particular type,"
 

LORD ROSSER
LORD LOW OF DALSTON

16Page 14, leave out lines 9 to 13
 

LORD BERKELEY

16A*Page 14, line 13, at end insert—
"(6C)  "Admissible objections" shall be defined in guidance from the Secretary of State, and shall be reviewed every five years."
 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

17Page 14, line 24, at end insert—
"(3)  In subsection (3)(c) (authorities to consult etc) after "affected by it" insert "and neighbouring Local Transport Authorities"."
 

Clause 17

 

LORD LOW OF DALSTON

18Page 16, line 20, leave out subsection (3)
 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

19Page 16, line 24, leave out "in such circumstances as may be prescribed"
 

LORD ROSSER

20Page 16, line 29, leave out from "revised" to end of line 30
21Page 16, leave out lines 35 to 37
 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

22*Page 17, line 10, leave out "not"
 

Clause 18

 

LORD HANNINGFIELD
EARL ATLEE

23Page 17, line 20, leave out subsection (2)
 

LORD ROSSER

24Page 17, line 23, leave out "proposed"
25Page 17, line 24, leave out "proposed"
26Page 17, line 26, leave out "proposed"
27Page 17, line 27, leave out "proposed"
28Page 17, line 29, leave out "proposed"
29Page 17, line 31, leave out "proposed"
30Page 17, line 34, leave out "proposed"
31Page 17, line 36, leave out "proposed"
32Page 17, line 39, leave out subsection (3) and insert—
"(3)  In subsection (2) omit paragraph (b) and the word "and" preceding it."
33Page 17, line 41, at end insert—
"(   )  After subsection (3)(b) insert—
    "(c)  the authority or authorities agree with operators' annual skills targets for passenger carrying vehicle staff"."

 
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