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AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN COMMITTEE
[Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List]


 

Clause 148

 

LORD OUSELEY

108S*Page 94, line 9, at end insert "take such steps as it reasonably considers appropriate to, and take such steps as it reasonably considers necessary to"
108T*Page 94, line 15, at end insert—
"(   )  take account of disabled persons' disabilities, even where that involves treating disabled persons more favourably than other persons"
109A*Page 94, line 17, after "to" insert "take such steps as it reasonably considers appropriate to, and take such steps as it reasonably considers necessary to achieve"
109B*Page 94, line 19, after "need" insert "and taking steps"
109C*Page 94, line 21, at end insert "and taking steps to"
109D*Page 94, line 30, after second "to" insert ", and taking steps to,"
109E*Page 94, line 32, at end insert "and taking steps to"
 

Clause 149

 

LORD OUSELEY

114A*Page 95, line 17, at end insert "and compliance with section 148(1) by a public authority on how it is advancing equality and good relations will be the subject of appropriate assessments by agencies which audit, inspect or regulate public authorities"
 

After Clause 159

 

BARONESS WILKINS

120A*Insert the following new Clause—
  "Control of numbers of licensed taxis; exception
(1)  This section applies if—
(a)  an application for a licence in respect of a vehicle is made under section 37 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847,
(b)  it is possible for a disabled person—
(i)  to get into and out of the vehicle in safety,
(ii)  to travel in the vehicle in safety and reasonable comfort, and
(iii)  to do the things mentioned in sub-paragraphs (i) and (ii) while in a wheelchair of a size specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State, and
(c)  the proportion of taxis licensed in respect of the area to which the licence would (if granted) apply that conform to the requirement in paragraph (b) is less than the proportion that is specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State.
(2)  Section 16 of the Transport Act 1985 (which modifies the provisions of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 about hackney carriages to allow a licence to ply for hire to be refused in order to limit the number of licensed carriages) does not apply in relation to the vehicle; and those provisions of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 are to have effect subject to this section.
(3)  In section 16 of the Transport Act 1985, after "shall" insert "(subject to section (Control of numbers of licensed taxis: exception) of the Equality Act 2010)"."

 
 
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