Amendment of Schedules 7 and 8 of Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 28th July 1981.

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Lords amendment: No. 20, to insert—

"G. In the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981?—

  1. (a) in Schedule 7 (consequential amendments), paragraph 24 is omitted;
  2. (b) in Schedule 8 (repeals)—
    1. (i) in the entry relating to the Transport Act 1968 the words "In section 145, subsection (2)" are omitted, and
    2. (ii) in the entry relating to the Transport Act 1980 after the words "In Schedule 5, Part I" there are inserted the words "(except paragraph 13)" and for the words "the Minibus Act 1977 and the Transport Act 1978" there are substituted the words "and the Minibus Act 1977 and paragraphs 2 to 4 of the entry relating to the Transport Act 1978."."

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker:

with this it will be convenient to take Lords amendments Nos. 71 and 74.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

These amendments correct a drafting error that was unfortunately made in the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981. That was a consolidation measure. The repeals provision has inadvertently repealed, as at present drafted, three important small provisions that we would like to see continue to remain in force. I see that the right hon. Member for Barrow-in-Furness (Mr. Booth) agrees. It would be wrong to repeal any of these provisions.

Question put and agreed to.